Tuesday, May 8th
When Renee Hodges invited her nephew, Bobby, to come stay with her for a few weeks so he could visit a doctor about his back pain, she knew he was recovering from an addiction to prescription painkillers. She believed that if he could address his back problems, he would have a better chance of staying clean--but she had no idea what a roller coaster ride she was getting on.
Unlike other books about addiction, Saving Bobby begins after rehab is over. Told in part through journal entries, e-mails, and personal recollections, this raw, honest, deeply moving memoir--begun to keep the family accountable--describes the sixteen months that Hodges, her husband, and their community struggled alongside Bobby as he attempted to successfully re-enter the day-to-day world. Using a holistic and open approach, the shame and stigma associated with addiction was lessened--and ultimately, Bobby learned he had to save himself.
This book is available in paperback ($16.95)
Renee' Hodges discusses and signs her book, Heroes and Heroin in One Small Community.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.