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Ashamed
Ashamed

Ashamed

A Mother's Story

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

240 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95)

Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9781845967635

Rights: US

Mainstream Publishing (Aug 2011)

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Overview

When Laura Walsh walked into her four-month-old daughter’s bedroom, she was confronted with a mother’s worst nightmare. Her beautiful baby was dead in her cot. This tragedy marked the beginning of Laura’s journey of self-destruction. She became addicted to painkillers and alcohol, her marriage failed and she lost her house and alienated her friends and family. Lying and stealing to acquire tablets and booze, Laura spent several desperate years in the wilderness, years in which her two remaining children had to watch their mom become a sordid shadow of the woman they loved. She was ashamed but unable to find the strength to fight back—until one Christmas when her addictions finally threatened to kill her. Ashamed is the inspirational account of how Laura found the strength to step back from hell, launch a successful business and become a mother to her children once again.

Author Biography

Laura Walsh suffered from a twenty-year addiction to painkillers and alcohol before rebuilding her life to become the director of three highly lucrative companies. When not overseeing her businesses, she spends time with her son, daughter, and three granddaughters.