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This memoir portrays the author's experiences and brings awareness that alcoholism and drug addiction will not deprive a person of a life. Gratitude, laughter and freedom are the inspiring gifts Ford received on recovery, which she illustrates in this book.
Originally brought together by the Betty Ford Center's twentieth-anniversary reunion, six women share their poignant stories in this book. Their combined voices-along with Betty Ford's own insightful, compassionate commentary-create a groundbreaking and ultimately triumphant memoir.
The autobiography of the wife of President Gerald Ford Raised in the midwest, once divorced, troubled by her husband's frequent absences, threatened by breast cancer, and for a moment lost within pills and alcohol, Betty Ford has lead a life that every woman knows is part of her life too-tender, tragic, happy, painful, and finally, triumphant. Now with all of her honesty, candor, and humor, Betty Ford tells of each public and private time of her life-sharing with you the very special and very moving life of a great American woman.
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