Cupcakes and Cocaine: From Being Perfect to Being Real

Cupcakes and Cocaine: From Being Perfect to Being Real

ISBN: 1450286232

ISBN 13: 9781450286237

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 148

Format: Paperback

Author: Brienne Joelle

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When Brienne Joelle began attending a new mommies group, she was simply an overstressed mother who was trying to keep up with all the other "supermoms" around her. But when a fellow mommy took her aside one day and made an incredible proposition, Brienne could not believe her ears. "We "all" do it," said the mommy who had just offered Brienne cocaine. In her poignant and honest memoir, Brienne shares the story of her real-life journey through the pressures of parenthood and into the darkness of drug addiction, the shame and guilt of divorce, and eventual rehabilitation. As she accepts the gift of cocaine with the hope she will gain energy to propel her through the hectic days, Brienne narrates how she soon found herself on a painful roller coaster ride that took her from the depths of hell to a new path where she learned to embrace her imperfections, build her self-esteem, and heal her emotional wounds. "Cupcakes and Cocaine" is the story of a girl who tried too hard and used too much to have too much; but, by losing it all, she found herself-and became the woman she was destined to be.

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