Barb Rogers' book begins with the tragic death of her teenage son, Jon, and delves into the horror that was her life to that point. Due to a home life fraught with substance and emotional abuse, Barb found herself bottomed out more than once, and homeless along the way. “When asked in early recovery if I knew any prayers, the one I could think of was the child's nighttime prayer, ‘Now I lay me down to sleep.' As I thought of it, I recalled the long nights when I simply wanted to go to sleep and never wake up.”
This is a book for recovering addicts and alcoholics who are in recovery, working the steps, taking inventory, but are still left with feelings of fear, anger and grief about their lives. Recovery author Barb Rogers believes that just as you had to hit a life bottom with your addiction in order to begin recover, sooner or later you will also hit an emotional bottom with your fear, anger, and grief. She challenges readers investigate the unresolved grief and loss in their lives. Rogers begins with a "Grief" list, that helps recovering addicts understand where, when, and how fear, anger and grief took control of their lives.