Unraveled: A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Redemption

Unraveled: A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Redemption

With intense courage and candor, mother and son coauthors, Laura and Tom Boldt, share the raw accounting of Tom's journey into alcohol and drug addiction and how that trauma reverberated throughout their circle of family, friends, and extended family. The book also charts Laura, who has a backstory. She is more than a mother standing by watching the life of her promising young son come undone. She has struggled with alcohol addiction firsthand but remains emotionally and physically sober and present for her son during his collision course with disaster. The Boldt family's love and compassion is palpable as they work their way through deep fear, sleepless nights, and crushing setbacks.




This is a riveting portrayal of the agonies of addiction and how one family faced their issues and found a stronger, more sustainable path forward. Many readers will undoubtedly see themselves in these stories and will come away with an abiding sense of hope-not just for Tommy and Laura, but for themselves, too.




The writing in Unraveled is brilliant and fresh, and the two voices working together and against each other makes Unraveled even more memorable. Tommy's gift for zingy one-liners energizes the story and contrasts cleverly with Laura's witty yet measured and concerned maternal tone.




Unraveled is a tale of chaos and near-death experiences that shares personal and private moments and the intense challenges and grueling work it takes to get sober and remain sober. It's a unique story of a mother and son's journey that ends with on-your-knees epiphanies that leave both parent and child asking for help. This tandem narrative is a compelling testimony of bravery and honesty that, with edgy and surprising humor, charts a family's slow climb out of the abyss of pain into the full power of faith, redemption, and healing.

Title:Unraveled: A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Redemption
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    Unraveled: A Mother and Son Story of Addiction and Redemption Reviews

  • Barbara Powell

    This is a dual perspective on addiction from a mother and son. It explores how they unraveled and how they found their way to recovery. It talks about both their experiences, from relationships to tra...

  • Gina

    I won the Kindle edition of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and for that I thank the authors and the publisher.This book is told in two viewpoints: the son who is quickly headed towards disaster due...

  • Bob

    I found “Unraveled” to be captivating, scary, and emotional. I thought the authors did a wonderful job of tackling a difficult and sensitive subject extremely well, openly and honestly.. Addiction...

  • Audrey  Adamson Stars in Her Eye

    Unraveled is the story of two addicts, mother and child, and how they managed to beat their addictions.It also explores his variety of hobbies including snowboarding and how drugs and alcohol interfer...

  • Johanna Sawyer

    This felt like such an honest book.... the good ... the bad, the authors recount a tale of addiction and finally redemption. The first chapter just sucks you in and his road to rock bottom is surprisi...

  • Judgie

    Addiction is a terrible disease that can tear a family apart. Laura and Tom do a wonderful job of sharing their family's experience. As Laura sets out on the road to recovery for her alcoholism, Tom q...

  • Barbara Powell

    This is a dual perspective on addiction from a mother and son. It explores how they unraveled and how they found their way to recovery. It talks about both their experiences, from relationships to tra...

  • Jackie

    This is a unique example of experience with addiction: a mother and son who both deal with their own and each other's life with addiction. Laura is a recovering alcoholic, and her son Tommy is in the ...

  • Morgan Klinger

    I love the dynamic of Tom and Laura. Tom's telling his story as the addict and his journey to recovery and Laura is that mother figure who's telling you what she did and didn't see in his addiction at...

  • Sandra Burns

    More about skying and snowboarding, than addiction.The beginning, was good. The middle, excruciating, all about their ski and snowboard adventures. The end, a pat on the back. A waste of five evenings...