Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter chronicles Crystal and her five-year journey with heroin told through the eyes of her mother, Lou Alpert. Two stints in detox, two trips to rehab, two babies, and homelessness are just broken fragments of this engaging story. As Crystal’s disease progressed, so did her mother’s. Stalking her daughter’s addiction and isolating herself to cope with the chaos of loving and trying to fix an addict, she lost herself in darkness until a CNN story exploded and forced her to look at her life and walk back into the light to face her own demons of co-dependency.
Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter is a moving, poignant and inspiring story courtesy of the author Lou Alpert who throughout her book narrates the story of her daughter’s drug addiction through her eyes and what the reader will read is eye-opening as well as incredibly moving. The journey the reader is taken on is emotional, sometimes upsetting, but it is an inspiring story above all that will move and touch its readers from start to finish. Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter is a unique book because it is a memoir that could also be considered a self-help guide as those that have had similar experiences as Lou and Crystal will be able to relate and hopefully learn from Alpert’s book. This is one of the many qualities I love about Surrender and why I believe every reader should have the pleasure of it.
Surrender is an enlightening, honest, and incredible memoir courtesy of an exceptional woman. Lou Alpert’s tale is harrowing, poignant, and inspiring, and she will take her readers on the journey of her life as well as her daughter Crystal’s addiction to heroin for five years. The result of this book is touching as well as inspiring and will inspire many readers, and so I have to implore everybody to read this impressive book as you will not regret it.
Surrender is an incredible book that will introduce the reader to the narrator and author, Lou Alpert, who in her book will share her daughter’s addiction with heroin and the many ups and downs they both faced. Crystal, Lou’s daughter, had stints in detox and rehab to try and get better and Lou details all of this and the many challenges she went through but also what Lou went through. Because as ‘Crystal’s disease progressed’ so did Lou’s. Lou had to come to terms with her daughter’s addiction and her co-dependency but also overcome it. And one day she does, and she details how she has done this, and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Surrender.
Lou Alpert’s story is one of the most shocking but moving stories I have ever read. Lou’s journey is upsetting at points, and although the events throughout this book are hard-hitting, the primary feeling associated with this book is inspiration as Lou’s courage and determination to pursue healing and overcome her circumstances and find peace is truly beautiful.
Lou Alpert is an incredible woman for many reasons, but one of the reasons she is so wonderful is because she brazenly shares her story as well as Crystal’s to help readers and to speak her truth. I adore how Lou did not hold back on the details of hardships, she poignantly writes about all the difficulties she and Crystal have endured, and it makes for profound reading.
Overall Surrender, is an incredibly moving and honest tale. It takes a lot for a person to be so honest and to tell their tale so I admire Lou for doing just this and sharing her tale in the hope that she can help others, especially other families who have somebody that struggles with addiction. As Surrender is one of the most poignant tales I have ever read, I have no choice but to award this incredible book a dazzling five stars as it truly deserves it!
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