Peeling The Onion
                                     By Donna M.


If you love your addict child, you owe it to yourself to purchase and read this book. It came to me highly recommended and it arrived in my mailbox today. After 15 years of loving my addicted daughter, I was afraid to read the book, afraid to hope, afraid of the pain that would surely come when old memories were activated and old wounds were opened. I read the book anyway. That took about an hour. In that hour I learned a great deal about my daughter's way of thinking and my history of enabling in the name of love and support. But this is NOT just a book about co-dependency! I have read lots of those books and found them interesting. This book is LIFE-CHANGING! In a single day, I found the courage to text my daughter across the miles and sent a powerful message that affected her. I don't know what will happen, but I DO KNOW how I can be the biggest help to her now. I know that I can take care of myself and that will do so much to help my daughter, whatever she chooses to do next. If you are feeling lost, afraid, confused, angry, alone, devastated, hopeless and/or misunderstood, this book has a great deal to offer you. The author is not a shrink, a counselor or an "expert" with a certificate. She IS a been-there, survived it, willing to share "expert" who will affect your life, touch your heart and strengthen your spine. Buy it, read it and share it with someone else who is suffering because they love a child who is an addict. One lost person at a time.......
Sue P. 

"You help a lot of folks. I also use the book as an assignment with treatment clients...they get an idea of what their family is dealing with and/or they have parents who are active alcoholics/addicts. You've done a great service for many people".
                     Barb C. (Counselor)

" I really appreciate you coming to speak. You get such rave reviews on the satisfaction surveys. Everyone can relate to the message you carry, both clients and their families. You do it in such a nice non-threatening manner.
                        Pat T. (Counselor) 

There is an enormous amount of information in your book.  It should be a must read for anyone dealing with an addict.


Love this book! Spoke directly to everything I have ever experienced in such a compassionate way.  I felt like I was understood and gave me a window on understanding the addict.  "What I Know To Be True" is poignant!  Should be Al-Anon approved material. A must read for anyone afflicted by this disease.


My son gave me your book to read and I just wanted you to know that I wish I had read it a couple of years ago!  I cried through every chapter, reliving almost exactly what you went through on each page.  I felt like I was reading exactly what we had been through.

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