By Elizabeth Garrison, Blueprint Press (February 6, 2015)
Wounds of the Father is a powerful memoir that shows how drugs and alcohol are dangerous substitutes for what we lack in our lives. Elizabeth Garrison’s life seemed perfect from a distance, but she experienced a difficult childhood dealing with teenage drug addiction and overcoming sexual abuse. She reveals the truth behind what appears to be her perfect family. Like many children who experience sexual abuse, drugs and alcohol become her escape. The honesty of her story sheds light on the dark reality many people must confront. She must find her personal strength to confront and overcome her challenges. While they might reduce our pain, they cause their own long-term difficulties.