The Liberty Tree: Drunk to Sober via Love, Death, Disintegration & Freedom (Paperback)
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The Liberty Tree: Drunk to Sober via Love, Death, Disintegration & Freedom (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/07/2013
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Suzanne Harrington did all the things that adults do, long before she'd grown up: met Leo, married, had babies. She also partied, was homeless for a while, and drank - and drank. She headed towards disintegration, with Leo at her side, locked deep in himself. Then, waking to the wreckage of yet another lost weekend, she stopped drinking - and Leo, her companion and enabler, became a stranger. They separated. Newly sober, and freed from her demons, Suzanne embraced life. Leo chose escape. Early one morning the police arrived. A body had been found hanging from a tree.

When it was all over, and Suzanne had buried Leo, and helped her children to grieve, she sat down and wrote the story of their father's life. This is for them. It is for the memory of Leo. It is also for anyone who has partied too hard, found life unbearable, avoided the truth. It is like nothing you have read before, or will read again. It is touching, hilarious, brutally honest and utterly compelling.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857899415
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 210 x 149 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Harrington's memoir is gripping and intense; achingly poignant and deeply, darkly funny. -- Augusten Burroughs
Harrington has a powerful story and is a gifted storyteller -- John Sutherland * The Times *
The book has all the hallmarks of a bestseller. It is original and unputdownable. I devoured it in almost one sitting. It is many stories; a searingly honest memoir of dysfunction, an inspiring account of coming back from the brink and a cautionary tale. * Sunday Independent *
Relentlessly candid and utterly compelling * Irish Independent *

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“Great read”

Enjoyed this book, picking it up all the time, thanks for a fabulous read

Paperback edition
30th June 2014
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“Excellent, Honest Memoir”

Suzanne Harrington's The Liberty Tree was written for her children. Those two children no longer have a living father, but by writing this book she has made sure that they will always know him - and her.

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Paperback edition
14th June 2013
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