This is a strong, compelling story of an ordinary middle class, Italian-American woman, overcoming extraordinary problems. This nonfiction narrative begins with naive hope, joy, and high expectations for the future. Soon reality sets in. Dysfunctions by the name of alcoholism, gambling, and spousal abuse play their hands. The proverbial icing on their cake of misfortune comes when her husband is destined to become the recipient of a heart transplant.
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“A JOURNEY OF LOVE”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Patricia Salamone
A true compelling story. Brava!!! Mary Ann, for being so honest and brave. This story is about love, family, broken promises, joy, heartbreak and every other emotion life can throw at you. It is a story that many of us go through in different ways. Marriage brings many hopes, and changes to your lives. Mary Ann lives through them all. As a woman I am so proud of her, and honored by her strength. I recommend this book to all, especially those of you who have to deal with any addiction. It will show you the true definition of love. Kudos Mary Ann.
About the Author
Mary Ann Barrucco is a average middle age, middle class Italian American woman born and bred in Bensonhurst Brooklyn After she married her husband Eddie They moved to Bay Ridge Brooklyn, Mary Ann attended and graduated Lafayette High School. Her mother passed away 2 days later from pancreatic cancer. A few months later Mary Ann met her husband Eddie. After three years of dating they married. Mary Ann had the wedding of her dreams and was looking forward to her new life Mary Ann and her husband Eddie both worked for New York City Department of Finance. Mary Ann’s dream for the future became a nightmare when her new husband’s drinking addition went spiraling out of control with no intent of stopping, Her mounting feelings of helplessness led her to ALANON where she learnt the full impact of the disease and how her angry outburst contributed to his weakness and made her victim and victimizer. Her struggles continued when Mary Ann escaped by becoming a compulsive gambling. The icing on the cake is when Eddie got sick with a heart disease and he needed a heart transplant or he would die. Mary Ann has shown sich courage and strength throughout this ordeal. She is one of the longest member of Gamblers Anonymous in the New York Area of twenty two years. She was also nominated Who’s Who of American Woman in 2004 I wrote Hi, my name is Mary Ann because I wanted to have readers know there is always hope. Mary Ann will be publishing ‘REMEMBER ME’ a sequel to Hi, my name is Mary Ann soon.
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