Coming Clean

Coming Clean

The writer and actress explore her childhood and youth, which was largely defined by her father's struggle with hoarding.

Author: Kimberly Rae Miller


ISBN: 147784922X


Page: 268

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The writer and actress explore her childhood and youth, which was largely defined by her father's struggle with hoarding.

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Thus begins Tom Gunn's Coming Clean, a handbook for men and women disguised as a memoir, a small book with a big message, a book that cuts through the excuses and puts a spotlight on the path to recovery from alcoholism and drug ...

Author: Tom Gunn

Publisher: Brayton Harris

ISBN: 9781453705926

Category: Self-Help

Page: 126

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"If you think you have a drinking problem, you probably do. If you think you can handle it without any outside help, you're probably wrong. In fact, I'll bet you've tried. And still have a problem." Thus begins Tom Gunn's Coming Clean, a handbook disguised as a memoir, a small book with a big message, a book that cuts through the excuses and puts a spotlight on the path to recovery. In this, Gunn is an expert-a well-practiced substance abuser from the age of fifteen who spent more than twenty years living in a self-induced fog before confronting his disease. He's been sober now for almost thirty years and has stories to tell. While readers will learn something about Tom Gunn, they will learn more about themselves Gunn, trained as a lawyer, became a super-salesman and served as head of international sales for one of the world's largest aerospace companies and as president of a helicopter company. For too many years, he avoided getting straight and thought he was doing just fine. As he writes, "I always was very good at my job in spite of the fact that I was using. After I came clean, I was very good at my job. I always thought that booze and pills made me super creative, helping me write speeches and position papers and marketing plans and I was on top of the world! Truth was, I was very good at faking it. Call it, style over substance. It was not until I got sober that I learned how creative I really could be." Advance praise for Coming Clean: "In more than three decades specializing in the assessment and treatment of addiction, I've read many books written by and for substance abusers. Some are technical, some anecdotal, some 'conversational, ' and each makes a contribution in one way or another-but I've never before read a book that so effectively targets men and women who know they have a problem, but are not yet comfortable with the idea of doing something about it." Ronald B. Dicker, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, St. Louis, Missouri.
Categories: Self-Help

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

Part diary, part travel journal and part love letter, Coming Clean is the true story of addiction of many kinds, mental collapse and heartbreak. Above all, it offers a voice of deep human compassion, strength and hope for recovery.

Author: Liz Fraser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472986375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

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When her partner fell into a catastrophic vortex of depression and alcoholism, Liz Fraser found herself in a relentless hailstorm of lies, loneliness and fear, looking after their young child on her own, heartbroken, mentally shattered and with no idea what was happening or what to do. As she and her family moved between Cambridge, Venice and Oxford, she kept the often shocking truth entirely to herself for a long time, trying in vain to help her partner find a path to sobriety. Finally Liz herself broke from the trauma and started to speak out--only to find she was one of hundreds experiencing similar things, also living in silence and fear. Part diary, part travel journal and part love letter, Coming Clean is the true story of addiction of many kinds, mental collapse and heartbreak. Above all, it offers a voice of deep human compassion, strength and hope for recovery. -- From dustjacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bonded to the Abuser

Bonded to the Abuser

The truth will set you free: Overcoming emotional blindness and finding your true adult self. Translated by A. Jenkins. New York: Basic Books. (Original work published in 2001.) Miller, K. R. (2013). Coming clean: A memoir.

Author: Amy J. L. Baker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442236882

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 187

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Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Story That Matters

A Story That Matters

Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller (New Harvest, 2013). Miller tells of her coming-of-age in a household filled to the brim with stuff as a result of her parents' struggle with a hoarding disorder.

Author: Gina L. Carroll

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781943006137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

View: 799

No matter who you are, your story is a part of something big—the fabric of history and the human experience. Once written and shared, your story will change someone. And that someone is most likely you. A Story that Matters offers an accessible and simplified way to get your stories written. Each chapter is divided into three sections: the first discusses memoir writing in the context of themes—motherhood, childhood, relationships, professional life, and spiritual journey; the second provides basic writing and editing prescription, with a focus on common beginner mistakes and roadblocks; and the third provides a sample story related to the life theme discussed in the first section of the chapter. Chock full of writing and editing lessons that focus on how to get a first draft written and how to craft the draft into a compelling story, A Story That Matters explores our ability to help, heal, and connect to others through story, reminding us of the greater need for a broader array of authentic voices in the story-sharing universe.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

J. SwoBoDa, PhD, pastor, author, professor Coming Clean is a gift of redemptive lyric, growing out of sober reflection ... —thoMaS aDDinGton, PhD, cofounder and CEO, Givington's Raw and soothing by turns, this memoir is a fine creation, ...

Author: Seth Haines

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310343653

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Christianity Today Book Award Winner; ECPA Award Finalist Boldly honest, powerfully told, deeply moving - this is a story about finding yourself. Seth Haines' memoir holds up a mirror to all of our stories to show the peace that is possible when we release our addictions and receive the healing presence of God. Seth Haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he wanted to feel. That evening, he asked his sister to smuggle in a bottle of gin and gave in to addiction. But whether or not you've ever had a drop to drink in your life, this book is for all who have sought ways to stop their pain. Like Seth, we're all seeking balms for the anxiety of what sometimes seems to be an absent, unresponsive God - whether it's through people-pleasing, social media likes, shopping, the internet, food, career highs, or even good works and elite theology. Too often we attempt to escape our anxiety through addiction - any old addiction. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In Coming Clean, Seth Haines writes a raw account of his first 90 days of sobriety, illuminating how to face the pain we'd rather avoid, and even more importantly, how an abiding God meets us in that pain. Seth shows us that true wholeness is found in facing our pain and anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Jesus, and only through Christ’s passion can we truly come clean.
Categories: Religion

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

After this memoir was first published in 2012, I was thrust onto a wider, global platform, being invited to speak at ... Coming Clean has been a twoway process: a path of recovery from drug addiction and a chance to tell my story with ...

Author: Cathryn Kemp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349415383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'A brave, heartfelt and extraordinary book' Corinne Sweet, author of Overcoming Addiction, psychologist and broadcaster What if the drugs that were meant to cure you slowly started to kill you? After falling dangerously ill with acute-on-chronic pancreatitis, Cathryn Kemp left hospital with a repeat prescription for fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times stronger than heroin. Within two years she was taking almost ten times the NHS maximum daily dose - all on prescription - and her life began to spiral out of control. Cathryn discovered she had just three months to live, unless she gave up the drug she clung to so desperately. After selling everything she owned and checking into rehab, Cathryn was told by the doctors that recovery was highly unlikely. Yet to everyone's amazement, she proved them wrong. Coming Clean is a poignant, vivid and honest memoir of a woman's struggle with, and subsequent victory over, her demons. It is a love story, a horror story, a survival story, and one that shows the very real dangers of the over-prescription of painkillers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

The following books were helpful to me in my research about hoarding: Dirty Secret: A Daughter Comes Clean About Her Mother's Compulsive Hoarding by Jessie Sholl (Gallery Books, 2010) and Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller ...

Author: Liane Moriarty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405919456

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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From the bestselling author behind the addictive, EMMY and GOLDEN GLOBE-winning HBO series Big Little Lies, comes a cocktail of friendship and modern love - spiked with a little deception. Six responsible adults, two best friends - and one day that changes everything. 'This is a story which begins with a barbecue in the suburbs. . .' By the end of it a lifelong friendship will be in tatters, a marriage on the rocks and an innocent bystander dead. In just one evening six lives will change for ever . . . If you aren't already a Moriarty addict, you will be after this utterly obsessive read. 'If you liked The Husband's Secret, or Big Little Lies, you will love Truly Madly Guilty. Filled with so many twists and turns. Keeps you guessing until the very end. Perfect summer read' Reese Witherspoon 'If, like us, you've been obsessively enjoying Big Little Lies, then you must clear a reading slot for this novel by the same author . . . Truly Madly Guilty is as brilliantly accomplished as it is dark, twisty and compulsive. No wonder Reese Witherspoon is such a huge Moriarty fan' Heat 'Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it' Good Housekeeping 'A riveting drama packed with suspense and secrets' Woman & Home
Categories: Fiction

The Siren

The Siren

Rivers's memoir Coming Clean predictably reads like something between a tabloid and an after-school why couldn't any of us over here at the Book Blog put it down? I've been familiar with Stella Rivers since I was a child: ...

Author: Katherine St. John

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781538733660

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 735

A Good Morning America featured thriller, 2021 People magazine "Best Books of Summer" winner and a Good Housekeeping "Best Beach Read to Add to Your Summer Reading List" From Katherine St. John, author of The Lion's Den, comes a "reading experience that’s as layered and decadent as a slice of tiramisu" about a Hollywood heartthrob, his co-star ex-wife, and a film set on an isolated island that will unearth long-buried secrets—and unravel years of lies (Emily Henry, NYT bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation, New York Times Book Review). ​ In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife, Stella Rivers. The surefire blockbuster promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast. Three very different women arrive on set, each with her own motive. Stella, an infamously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella's mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend everyone's plans. With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself. Includes a Reading Group Guide.
Categories: Fiction

The Naked House

The Naked House

... Organize, and Simplify Your Life, Francine Jay Minimalism Memoirs The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, ... and Regained My Soul, Dave Bruno Coming Clean: A Memoir, Kimberly Raw Miller They Left Us Everything: A Memoir, ...

Author: Mollie Player

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN: PKEY:6610000335718

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 351

The solution is almost always fewer things. That's the Naked House philosophy in a nutshell, though the importance of top-notch organization (a place for everything and everything in its place), design unity, cleanliness and quality round out this book's description of the most desirable, peaceful home in which to live. With a tongue-in-cheek, personal style, The Naked House is an inspiring but not-too-serious primer on cleaning, organizing and reducing clutter-and on changing the way you view the purpose and soul of your home.
Categories: House & Home