- Title: To Be Somebody
- Released: 2013-05-07
- Pages: 150
- ASIN: B00CP9SVIM
In To Be Somebody, Evelyn Leite tells the truth and shares the reality that those who love and live with a drinking alcoholic become victims of the illness just as surely as the alcoholic. Fear, resentment, and an ego big enough to think that it can change another person are problems painfully shown by the teller of this story, as she ever so slowly comes to realize the stranglehold on her life she has allowed alcoholism to gain.
Her experiences show how the illness unrecognized affects and afflicts those around the alcoholic, and how the methods of coping with the problem, and, ultimately, recovery, form an almost identical process for both the alcoholic. and codependent. Those who have lived with an alcoholic will recognize the truth and ordinariness of this story. Those who are searching for help will find truth--and perhaps a shortcut through the ravages of the illness. pdf