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 heartfelt and honest book”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Gigi Sedlmayer
I have to confess that I hardly read any nonfiction books. Why? It is really hard for me to read, to see how people are suffering through alcoholism. I myself have never dealt with it. And I thank God for it.
I am a very feeling and emotional person, so I felt and cried with Mary Ann, with her anguish and her pain, her sorrow, her abuse.
And the amazing thing Mary Ann came out of all this pain and anguish with ultimate triumph.
What a book.
“Most of all, I’d forgotten that I was a person, too.”
“But the most valuable lesson I had to learn was that alcoholism is a disease.”
We’ll, never thought of that either
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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