I'm Just Happy to Be Here

A Memoir of Renegade Mothering
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Product Number: DD38120
Released: May 01, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549198687
Narrator/s: Janelle Hanchett
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From the creator of the blog "Renegade Mothering," Janelle Hanchett's forthright, darkly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicling her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possiblePregnant at twenty-two by a man she'd known three months, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the determined optimism of the recklessly self-confident. After giving birth, she found herself bored, directionless, and seeking relief in wine, which she justified as sophisticated and going well with chicken.But over time, her questionable drinking habit spiraled into full-blown dependence, until life became bedtime stories and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges-and eventually, an inconceivable separation from her children. For ten years, Hanchett grappled with the unyielding progression of addiction, bouncing from rehab to therapy to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it in a way she never expected.Hers is a story we rarely hear-of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to seemingly irreversible depths, makes it back, only to discover she is still an outsider. Like her irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and unflinchingly honest blog, Hanchett's memoir calls out the rhetoric surrounding "the sanctity of motherhood" as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how she grew to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life-and think, "Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here."

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I'm Just Happy to Be Here
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Author(s): Janelle Hanchett
Narrator(s): Janelle Hanchett
Product Number Z100133197
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549198663
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Author(s): Janelle Hanchett
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