Oh, Brother!: Confessions of a Long-Suffering Sister
Beverley Hopwood, author
For decades, life with Ted has been a rollercoaster undertaking—from a pastoral childhood to the casinos of Las Vegas, from family Christmas dinners to the discovery of a trunk of unopened bills and race track stubs. Emotions run high. Financial burdens increase. Disappointments occur. As C.S. Lewis suggested, “we read to know we are not alone.” Discover how a sister has attempted to cope with a dysfunctional sibling, and learn ways of safeguarding those involved. People with alcohol, drug, gambling, and hoarding addictions have families. It’s a thankless job, but keeping a sibling off the street and out of jail has a certain satisfaction. In sharing her story, the author hopes that others will take heart, and stand firm in their convictions while protecting themselves and others. Oh, Brother! is a truthful, narrative-driven memoir, at times harsh, but always seeking humour in the reality of dealing with a challenging sibling.