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The Joey Song - Sandra Swenson

The Joey Song

By Sandra Swenson

  • Release Date: 2014-08-25
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 5
From 48 Ratings


Sometimes addicts don't recovery, but with love and faith their families can.
By the age of twenty, Joey had OD'd, attempted suicide, dropped out of college, survived a near-fatal car accident, done time behind bars, and been kicked out of rehab. Now manipulative and hateful, the once sweet and charming Joey is long gone. 

This is the poignant story of a defiant addict and the mother who won't give up on him. She finally realizes that it hurts more to hand on than to let go, and that letting go is not the same as giving up.

Sandra Swenson beautifully orchestrates a mother's lessons of love and loss, while surviving her son's addiction. Despairing parents of addicts will find comfort in this stark, yet hopeful tale.


  • The Joey Song

    By Lyn10101
    This book touched me deeply. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Powerful Story

    By Mmadd1234
    If you have loved someone with an addiction this story is impossible to put down. Raw and honest. This mom's journey is so real and she shares it so beautifully from her heart.
  • Our Story / Joey Song

    By Mekstl
    I read the Joey Song in one day. Could not put it down, as it is our story, my wife & I. The book took me down memory lane.... 9 years thru hell and wondering now how my wife & I are still sane. We are sane because we had to raise her son, now our adopted son. And to keep life as we know it going forward ,as we do have another daughter. My 27 year old addict daughter is Joey. She is serving the last year of a four year sentence for 3 felonies in a Missouri state prison. You are so right pot is a crazy idea.