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Elizabeth Vargas, Good Morning America interview

Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up to ‘Good Morning America’ on her Struggles with Alcoholism: Rachel Maresca–nydailynews.com–1/25/14–Photo: GMA

Mariette Hartley On Breaking The Silence About Addiction And Suicide

Mariette Hartley

By Stacey Gualandi

Twitter: @afspnational

It has been 21 years since actress and author Mariette Hartley wrote her memoir, “Breaking the Silence.” It was a runaway national bestseller. It opened old wounds, revealed family secrets, and brought taboo subjects to the forefront with her usual candor and endless sense of humor.

Mariette Hartley's Memoir "Breaking the Silence"

Mariette’s book

Now through the benefit of self publishing, Mariette has re-issued her breakthrough celebrity tell-all. Back is the frank discussion of growing up in a family filled with alcoholism, abuse and suicide.

She also shares the backstage triumphs and pitfalls of a life lived on the Hollywood stage, and in the spotlight.

I was always a huge fan of this Emmy-winning actress, morning TV host and Polaroid pitchwoman, and wanted to know where she is now.

I was honored to talk with her recently and to find out why she decided to re-release her memoir, whether she still wants to act and if there is life – and sex – after 65.

Check out the podcast of our interview on The Women’s Eye Radio Show.

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Mariette Hartley Writes About Her Quest For Sobriety

Mariette’s memoir details her history of mental illness and battle with alcohol in “Breaking the Silence.,” her new paperback.   Recently the actress was honored by the Marin Services for Women in Ca with their Founder’s Award for “sharing her recovery experiences openly and honestly.”

To read the article:

Marin Independent Journal

To view the website:

Marin Services for Women

Have you had a personal battle with alcohol that you could discuss openly and honestly?

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor Blogs on Mom Alcoholics

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is a comedienne who has written “it’s not me, it’s you” and “Sippy Cups are not for Chardonnay” and blogs on Baby On Bored. She recently participated in ABC’s 20/20 program about alcoholics who are moms because she didn’t want other mothers to be embarrassed about their drinking habits.

Check out:

abc news

Stefanie’s blog

Do you think drinking affects  relationships with children?  Have you had a personal experience?