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The Message in Dad's Bottle
by Sandy Appleyard
My father was an alcoholic all his adult life, and the disease took his life at the age of forty-one. When I was ten years old, I became exposed to alcoholism. This book describes what I saw, my reactions to it, and how each situation made me feel. Most importantly, this book illustrates how these factors shaped who I am today. It also focuses on the experiences of others in my life and how each coped with their own alcoholic family member. Included in this section is helpful advice from each person to those who may also be touched by alcoholism. I also share with the reader some of my poems that I have written to help me deal with my past and explain the significance of each.About the Author
I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I currently reside in Milton, Ontario, with my husband and two daughters. I have a diploma in business administration, and I majored in human resources management; I graduated with honors from Humber College-North Campus in Toronto, Ontario, in 2000. This is my first book, although I have started several others and completed one other that is not yet published. I am inspired to write mostly by love and the desire to help others through words. I have written many poems for many people to help them in their time of need, and I have also written to help people celebrate life. I wrote this book as a tribute to my father, and I felt it fitting to have it published during the year of what would have been his sixtieth birthday.(2010, paperback, 56 pages)