I had the privilege to read the book Well, a memoir by Alias in Town, and being a pastor of some fifty
years, I was truly impressed with the author's face value honesty. Courageously she opened her
heart and soul, revealing to family and friends secrets hidden so deeply within.
Her deep devotion to the truth, exposing herself to others with the same addictions, chronic illnesses,
and pain, reminds me of these words of Jesus when He tells us, "And you shall know the truth, and
the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Whether we are dealing with sickness, disease, addictions, or sin, truth is not only the best policy, it's
the only policy.
The exposure of herself to those who read and heed may well be the soothing balm of Gilead that
produces the healing they need from the anguish of pain and suffering.”
Well by Alias In Town, began as a memory book project compiling relative journal entries, poetry, essays and original artwork in an effort to tell the story of a life journey through brokenness to recovery. This activity morphed into an incredibly vulnerable and emotionally raw memoir.
Alias In Town suffers with a chronic illness and used bad coping mechanisms to deal with the changes the illness brought into her life. Those bad coping mechanisms led her to addiction and a suicide attempt.
"Limited solutions, taken to their extreme, took me to a hopeless destination The End. The end of myself." - book excerpt
The author chose the pen name Alias In Town because it is an anagram of her name and because in every town there are alias people living with chronic illness, chronic pain, addiction and depression. The author is one of those people. Those living with chronic illness share many commonalities. Well addresses these commonalities. The book includes information on Identity, Authenticity, Addiction, Coping, Grief and other topics associated with living well while ill.
"I am more than my body. I am body, mind and spirit. My body is simply the weakest unit of the triad. Though chronic illness affects the entire triad, I have made considerable effort to strengthen my mind and spirit to find the balance of 'Well'." - book excerpt
"Well is a testament to the courage of a strong woman who has allowed God to be her Shepherd 'even though she walked through the valley of the shadow of death.' This story is one of hope." - J.Shomo, RN
"Thank you, for this. I have no doubt the Lord will use your book to help many. Thank you for bearing your soul. " - J. Mize
Well, is a unique work of nonfiction making the reader feel as though they are looking at a scrapbook of a life story.
Well is available on Amazon.com. Simply search for "Well Alias InTown."