Between Breaths

A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

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Publisher Description

Beloved former ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas share the truth about her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in this honest and emotional memoir.

From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in Between Breaths, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety--which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam--and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, eventually turning to alcohol for a release from her painful reality. The now-A&E Network reporter reveals how she found herself living in denial about the extent of her addiction, and how she kept her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who could never find the right balance between a career and parenting. Honest and hopeful, Between Breaths is an inspiring read. Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Biographies & Memoirs
September 13
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

jrboston ,


Spectacular story. I'm no longer drinking because of it.

Normajean73 ,

Could not put it down

Congratulations to you Elizabeth. What a transparent, beautiful book. I was so drawn in learning about your life and your addiction. I'm so sorry you had to go through it all. You seem so wonderful and genuine. Good luck to you and your renewed life.

Caseycali ,

Vividly honest & a lifesaver

Elizabeth writes beautifully about her journey to sobriety and the struggles so many of us all have. I'm thankful to have read it and have been inspired by it. It may have just been the book, that too, saves my life. Thank you Elizabeth for your bravery, courage and strength.