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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TEASER TUESDAYS







This is one of my favorite memes, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.

We get to share our fabulous current reads by excerpting a couple of sentences, linking the title, and then we visit everybody else who is sharing that day.  Great, huh?

Here's how it works:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here's mine for today:

     "The first time you walk into a twelve-step meeting or a rehabilitation facility, nobody tells you how many times you're going to have to do it before you get it right.  Nobody tells you that it will likely be two steps forward and one step back for the rest of your life.  Nobody tells you that odds are, you will circle around endlessly and keep coming up against that First Step—admit that you are powerless over your addiction and that your life is out of control—until the day you finally stop selling yourself the same old b...t story about your life." p. 172.


This is from Fall to Pieces, by Mary Forsberg Weiland (A Memoir).


On the back cover:  "Want to take a trip to the dark side and back?  Fall to Pieces is a brutally honest and compelling account of Mary Weiland's struggles with addiction and mental illness that will have you on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page.  Brave, bold, and unfiltered, Mary's writing injects humor and levity in a way that is both entertaining and necessary, while keeping the focus on the extremely serious and life-threatening behaviors that she confronts..."

This wonderfully compelling book came to me as a contest win, from J. Kaye's Book Blog.  Thank you, J. Kaye!

Hope you'll stop on by, leave your comments, and link back to your own Teasers.


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32 comments:

  1. That's an intense book. I can think of a couple of people who would definitely like it.

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  2. This sounds good, look forward to your review. I think Memoirs is going to be a new genre I enjoy. The Glass Castle was my first which I read last year.

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday-bad-mother.html

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  3. This sounds like a great memoir. Hope you're enjoying it.

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  4. Sounds like a book you really need to be in the mood for. Not sure it would be my cuppa but it does sound interesting.

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  5. That's a powerful statement. Interesting teaser.

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  6. Wow. Powerful. I'm going to have to check out that book.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Book Dilettante!

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  8. JoAnn: Thanks for visiting!

    Kaye: Yes, you'd definitely have to be in the mood!

    Andrea: I agree, and thanks for visiting.

    mybooksmylife: Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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  9. I like this writing - very honest.

    I'd have to be feeling fairly cheerful to tackle the book though!

    Great teaser.

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  10. Wow. Very intense and interesting. Sounds like an honest look at getting some sort of grip on addiction. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. That is completely too long.

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday.html

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  12. Excellent teaser. The book sounds like a must read.

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  13. Very interesting teaser - intense, but true. I'll have to look up the book at my library the next time I'm there.

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  14. Oh very intense and intriguing... I hope you are enjoying it!!

    Here is mine:

    http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

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  15. Thanks for visiting, Miss Moppet. You're right...

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  16. Thanks, Erin...it is definitely a serious book.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by, Freda. Yes, the passage conveys a lot!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jennifer.

    Susan: Thanks for visiting and commenting!

    Sumanam: Thanks for stopping by. I'll click on over to yours!

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  19. This one is on my wish list. Great teaser!

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  20. Sounds like an awesome read! Great teaser.

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  21. I think I'd have to be really up before starting this one.

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  22. Sounds like a pretty powerful story. Maybe a little too intense for me, but interesting. Wonderful teaser, though!

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  23. Fab Teaser!

    Here's mine:

    http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday-12.html


    -Aimee
    http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow...it's intriguing, I never read memoir before but maybe I should start reading one

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  25. Good teaser--sounds like a pretty intense book! My post

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  26. Missy: Thanks for stopping by!

    Natalie: Glad you came by to visit!

    Margot: Thanks for your visit and your comments.

    jlshall: Glad you stopped by, and thanks for the comments.

    Aimee: Thanks so much for visiting.

    Novroz: Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    Heather: Glad you stopped by. I'll visit yours now.

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  27. That is quite an intense teaser. Makes me want to read more - enjoy!

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  28. Thanks, Diane! Your visits and comments are most welcome!

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  29. I always enjoy a well written memoir!

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  30. Very good teaser - looks like a great book.

    My teaser is here.

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  31. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa. Now I'm off to visit yours.

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