We Are All Made of Scars (Paperback)

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What is "normal" anyway?

As Chris's home life deteriorates and he descends into an abyss, he's showing up for high school finals so high he can't even remember his locker combination. While other kids are having Thanksgiving dinner, Chris is chasing his drunk mom down the sidewalk of a strip mall, trying to take her to rehab. He's winning a cruise to the Bahamas, drinking and pretending to be in his twenties to hook up with someone much older. Bad decisions and misadventures abound when Chris tries his best to be "normal" having no idea how.

Set in the mid-90s outside of Chicago, this riveting memoir-by turns heartbreaking and uplifting-chronicles how a family broken by alcoholism creates an uncertain world for Chris as he stumbles through suburbia, trying to find a way out. Both a cautionary tale and coming-of-age story, "We Are All Made of Scars'' is also a rarely seen glimpse into the world of addiction from a teenage boy's perspective.

"'We Are All Made of Scars' contains vital insight into the generational trauma of alcoholism. Honest and open throughout, author Christopher Morris is unafraid to confide in the reader and, by sharing so many personal truths, manages to create a vivid memoir of hope and survival." - Indie Reader

"Chris's profound words of advice at the end are my favorite part of the book, as he speaks about being conscious of how the past affects the present and healing from early negative influences." - Readers' Favorite

"A perfect family read whose voice and moral lessons will echo for years to come. Readers are bound to incalculably draw strength and hope from this new magnum opus." - Bestsellersworld.com

A portion of the proceeds of this book are being donated to alcoholism treatment centers and Al-Anon groups in the area where the author resides.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798364762399
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 10th, 2023
Pages: 378
Language: English