To Be Somebody is a story about alcoholism and pain, about faith in a higher power and healing of the soul, about joy and recovery. In To Be Somebody, Evelyn Leite shows the truth that those who love and live with a drinking alcoholic become victims of the illness just as surely as the alcoholic. Fear, resentment, and an ego big enough to think it can change another person are problems painfully shown by the teller of this story as she ever so slowly comes to realize the stranglehold on her life she has allowed alcoholism to gain.Her experiences show how the illness, when unrecognized, affects and afflicts those around the alcoholic, and how the methods of coping with the problem, and ultimately recovery, form an almost identical process for both the alcoholic and the co-dependent. Those who have lived through recovery will recognize the truth and the ordinariness of this story. Those who are searching for help will find truth and perhaps a shortcut through the ravages of the illness.