Please join Main Street Books in welcoming Renee Hodges, author of the memoir Saving Bobby, to the store for a reading and signing.
When Renée Hodges invited her nephew, Bobby, to stay so he could visit a doctor about his back pain, she knew he was recovering from an addiction to prescription painkillers. She believed that if he could address his back problems, he’d have a better chance of a long-term recovery—but she was completely unprepared for the lengthy journey that followed.
Saving Bobby is the story of that journey, which began after Bobby left the structure and protection of rehabilitation centers and half-way houses for the relative freedom of Renee's home. Told in part through journal entries and e-mails, this raw, deeply moving memoir describes the resources and holistic process used to help Bobby reclaim his life, and emphasizes the importance of being in a community that can move past the shame and stigma of addiction.