We are thrilled to welcome back local author, Paula Becker, and her very personal memoir "A House on Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction."
Paula Becker’s son Hunter was raised in a safe nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright curious child. And yet, addiction found him. More than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, some half-million of these to heroin. For many of them — for Hunter — their drug addiction leads to lives of demoralization, homelessness, and constant peril. For parents — for Paula — a child’s addiction upends family life, catapulting them onto a path no longer prescribed by Dr. Spock, but by Dante’s Inferno. This intensely personal account of trauma and survival offers a timely exploration of a family forced to grapple with America’s opioid crisis.
Andrew Solomon, author of "Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity," says of "A House on Stilts:" "Really brilliant. I often feel that addiction lies right outside in this way. This is a remarkable book. And an utterly terrifying one."
For more information about her new book, and so much more, visit Paula's website www.PaulaBecker.org
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Edmonds Bookshop 111 Fifth Avenue S