If We Break

A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Kathleen Buhle shares her story of resilience and self-discovery after her marriage to Hunter Biden unraveled in the wake of substance abuse and infidelity in this intimate, astonishing memoir.

“Kathleen Buhle’s brave and honest story transcends politics, division, hearsay, and judgment.”—Connie Britton

This is not a story about good versus evil. Or who was right. Or who was better. For decades, Kathleen Buhle chose to play the role of the good wife, beginning when, as a naïve young woman from a working-class family on the South Side of Chicago, she met the dashing son of a senator at the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Oregon. Within months of falling in love, Kathleen found herself pregnant and engaged, living a life beyond anything she’d ever known.
Determined to build her family on a foundation of love, Kathleen was convinced her and Hunter’s commitment to each other could overcome any obstacle. But when Hunter’s drinking evolved into dependency, she was forced to learn how rapidly and irrevocably a marriage can fall apart under the merciless power of addiction. When the lies became insurmountable, Kathleen was forced to reckon with the compromises she had made to try to save her marriage. She wondered if she could survive on her own.
The result is a memoir that is page-turning and heart-breaking. Here Kathleen asks why she kept so much hidden—from her daughters and herself—for so many years, why she became dependent on one man, and why she was more faithful to a vow of secrecy than to her own truth. This inspiring chronicle of radical honesty and self-actualization speaks to women who have lost part of their identity and want to reclaim it.

Biographies & Memoirs
June 14
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

kjo725 ,

Honest & Raw

Everyone knows how the story ends but, I enjoyed the honesty and rawness in Kathleen’s voice.

Amy Robach ,

Loved Every Word Of This Book

So honest
So heartbreaking
So sad
So true
So much strength
So much love
The So’s go on and on…
Divorce, Addiction, Betrayal
Kathleen is a warrior and she did it !!!!
She got out with her sanity before he robbed her of it.

grazie82736 ,

She really says the truth and yet so sweet and strong.

She is so respectful by telling her story. Beautiful story of struggle and quicksand, addiction is evil to the whole family. I could see that she care about still, and how her father in law was always so sweet with the son. Yet at end by the day, his affair and the lasts chapter were disturbing to me for read of so strong. The whole book is a climax.

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