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Author Name:Just Fine Thank You Growing Up with Family Secrets by Evelyn M. Leite

Evelyn M. Leite

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Just Fine Thank You

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What is your book about?

Just Fine Thank You tells my story of growing up in poor, rural America in the 1940, on a farm with no electricity, no running water, and only a tube radio for news. My family was marred by the dysfunctional issues of alcoholism and poverty. Some of the stories are very sad, some are funny, and some share history that few brings the past to life.

What inspired you to write your book?

I want people to know what it was like to live as a small child in the 40’s and to understand how the dynamics of addiction affect a family.

If you have a business related to your book, tell us about it:

I have two businesses, Living With Solutions and A Center For Training And Restoration. Both are dedicated to helping and educating people with addiction and mental health issues. I have been. doing this for 35 years, the need is great, as there is still much denial and secrecy regarding these issues. I travel and do workshops on addiction, codependency, grief, PTSD and suicide prevention. I mostly work on Indian Reservations but not exclusively.

What is a typical day like for you?

Much of my work now is telephone counseling or using zoom to talk to clients. I haven’t done a workshop since the shutdown but in the past my workshops usually were done over a two or three day period. I spend a lot of my day writing on my 14th book and doing my newsletter or answering fan mail.

What do you most enjoy about what you do?

The wonderful people I meet and the constant activity.

What are some favorite books you’d recommend to our readers?

People Making by Virginia Satir. Adult Children In A Dysfunction Family by John and Linda Friel. Sobriety and Beyond by John Doe. LIT by Mary Karr. Just AS I AM by Billy Graham.

What advice do you have to offer our readers?

Never stop learning, reading and dreaming. God has a plan for your life.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I cover up extreme shyness.

What’s next for you?

Sell my story to Netflix.

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