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The Liberty Tree : Drunk to Sober via Love, Death, Disintegration & Freedom - Suzanne Harrington

The Liberty Tree

Drunk to Sober via Love, Death, Disintegration & Freedom


Published: 4th July 2013
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A touching and brutally honest memoir, painful yet ultimately life affirming in its humor, warmth, and candor

Suzanne Harrington did all the thing that adults do, long before she'd grown up: met Leo, married, had babies. She also partied, was homeless for a while, and drank-and drank. She headed toward disintegration, with Leo at her side, locked deep in himself. Then, waking to the wreckage of yet another lost weekend, she stopped drinking-and Leo, her companion and enabler, became a stranger. They separated. Newly sober, and freed from her demons, Suzanne embraced life. Leo chose escape. Early one morning the police arrived. A body had been found hanging from a tree. When it was all over, and Suzanne had buried Leo, and helped her children to grieve, she sat down and wrote the story of their father's life. This is for them. It is for the memory of Leo. It is also for anyone who has partied too hard, found life unbearable, or avoided the truth. It is touching, hilarious, brutally honest, and utterly compelling.

Harrington's memoir is gripping and intense; achingly poignant and deeply, darkly funny. -- Augusten Burroughs Harrington has a powerful story and is a gifted storyteller -- John Sutherland The Times The book has all the hallmarks of a bestseller. It is original and unputdownable. I devoured it in almost one sitting. It is many stories; a searingly honest memoir of dysfunction, an inspiring account of coming back from the brink and a cautionary tale. Sunday Independent Relentlessly candid and utterly compelling Irish Independent

ISBN: 9780857899415
ISBN-10: 0857899414
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 4th July 2013
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1