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With intense courage and candor, mother and son coauthors, Laura and Tom Boldt, share the raw accounting of Tom’s journey into alcohol and drug addiction and how that trauma reverberated throughout their circle of family, friends, and extended family. The book also charts Laura, who has a backstory. She is more than a mother standing by watching the life of her promising young son come undone. She has struggled with alcohol addiction firsthand but remains emotionally and physically sober and present for her son during his collision course with disaster. The Boldt family’s love and compassion is palpable as they work their way through deep fear, sleepless nights, and crushing setbacks. 

This is a riveting portrayal of the agonies of addiction and how one family faced their issues and found a stronger, more sustainable path forward. Many listeners will undoubtedly see themselves in these stories and will come away with an abiding sense of hope - not just for Tommy and Laura, but for themselves, too. 

Unraveled is brilliant and fresh, and the two voices working together and against each other makes Unraveled even more memorable. Tommy's gift for zingy one-liners energizes the story and contrasts cleverly with Laura's witty yet measured and concerned maternal tone. 

Unraveled is a tale of chaos and near-death experiences that shares personal and private moments and the intense challenges and grueling work it takes to get sober and remain sober. It’s a unique story of a mother and son’s journey that ends with on-your-knees epiphanies that leave both parent and child asking for help. This tandem narrative is a compelling testimony of bravery and honesty that, with edgy and surprising humor, charts a family’s slow climb out of the abyss of pain into the full power of faith, redemption, and healing.

©2020 Laura Cook Boldt and Tom H. Boldt (P)2020 Greenleaf Book Group

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Heart Wrenching ride through hell and back.

This is a captivating look at a mother and son journey into the depths. Laura and Tommy let you wade in their private hells. But, this is a story of redemption too. They reveal that there is a way out the pit of hell. But it requires endless work and family support. This tale will haunt me, but I may be better off for it. And will surely give copies to friends.

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Loved this book!

The real life story of this book shows the power of family love, and the healing power of sobriety!!