She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

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She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction PDF
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction
  • Mary Sojourner
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 1580052983

10 thoughts on “She Bets Her Life: A True Story of Gambling Addiction

  1. Cassandra Weimar says:

    The book I chose is called She Bets her Life by Mary Sojourner I chose this book because I know people who have had addictions, not just to gambling My biological dad was a gambler One time even took all the money out of my mom s bank account and used it to gamble When my mom found out the money was gone, he tried to say the people from the bank must have stolen it Later, when my mom got a support check and took it to the bank around Christmas to cash, the bank took it They used it to cove The book I chose is called She Bets her Life by Mary Sojourner I chose this book because I know people who have had addictions, not just to gambling My biological dad was a gambler One time even took all the money out of my mom s bank account and used it to gamble When my mom found out the money was gone, he tried to say the people from the bank must have stolen it Later, when my mom got a support check and took it to the bank around Christmas to cash, the bank took it They used it to cover what had been taken out of the account years and years ago I also dated some people who had addictions and I left because I couldn t take what they were doing any They were killing themselves slowly, it wasn t that I didn t want to forgive them but they were making it impossible because they weren t going to stop and they weren t trying Now my mom s boyfriend is a drug addict and my mom has called a couple intervention programs but a lot of them say they need the addict s permission He spends 1,000 dollars on pills each week I m happy I chose this book because I wanted to know how someone who does these kind of things thinks and feels It is one thing to hear someone say it but to read it all in a book is a whole new experience She bets her life is about Mary Sojourner, an addicted gambler Mary talks about how her gambling started and the struggle she s going through She talks about going to a rehab type group full of women gamblers, a lot of them are older I think one was like a little over 17 or 19 though Gambling could start at any age, it doesn t take much to get addicted Mary faces struggles in the book when she relapses and goes to a casino, eventually she decides to move away She struggles evenwhen she sees the casino lights of Reno, angered that her friend is not returning her emails or calls This friend is also an addict who Mary will be staying with Mary stays with her friend and finds out that her friend was sick and that s why she didn t answer Towards the end, Mary goes to the Joshua Buddha in the mountains hoping to be saved but will she be I would highly recommend this book for people who are addicts and people who know addicts The author really put her life into chapters and in the beginning she had a page that reads about if you re this or that, flip to this chapter You will have to read the book to know the whole story but if you are interested in a certain chapter or are struggling with addiction or knowing of someone with one, there are chapters you can flip to The author also used a lot of imagery in the book, the way she was very detailed in describing the things that she saw and the things that happened to her In the book she talks about the neon casino sign and how bright it is, the colors In your head you can see it and you can see the meetings that she goes to The dialogue in the book is very clear to It is almost as if you are there with the group of addicts or with mary in the car in Reno It s like you re in the book and you re in every moment listening I think the audience is obvious because it s towards addicts of gambling If you re an addict and reading this book, it s easy for you to feel emotional and you understand what this person is going though The style works very well in this book The book really kept my attention each time I think it was because it was very empowering It was really strong with the wording and personal experience I could image things and feels things It s kind of like when you are really into romance books and you read one, it makes you cry I don t think there s any audience that wouldn t like this book, unless your someone trying to deny your addiction The style reminds me of those books that have a lot of advice but not in a direct way This book doesn t flat out tell you, you need help The book simply tells you about what struggles other people are going through and that you can get better Things can always get better but only if you let them Personally I can relate to knowing people who have addictions, I have never had one I have had struggles in my life though and a lot pain so I think with having depression, I know what that s like I can relate to people who dated someone with a drug addiction or people who just had a friend who was addicted In the beginning of the book, the author really never formally introduced herself but when she was talking about her meetings, which was kind of my name is Mary and I am a gambling addict She introduced other people through them introducing themselves As the book goes on, you slowly learnabout them It s their memories, thoughts and feelings I think that the people in the book were well rounded and I liked them They had a lot of good stories and life experiences At one point in the book I laughed because Mary said her neighbor had been saved by her grumpy old cat, who smacked her neighbor in the face while he was praying I could easily judge on my own, I don t think I disliked anybody The author was very descriptive and went down to every detail, she painted a picture of everyone s life and addiction I don t see how you could really judge anyone in the book anyway, I mean yes its wrong what they did but no one should judge anyone unless you have a good enough reason to When you re going through a hard time, the person you judged will judge you because of how you acted towards them That s what a lot of people don t understand In part of the book, it was a little slow I mean by that, that is was a bit boring at some points in the book because some of it wasn t as relevant I wasn t jumping off my seat but it was a really good book about addiction and rehabilitation The plot wasn t scattered, it was in order but its hard to tell because she tells you if you want this or that, go to that chapter If you did that and didn t read the whole book then there s not really a big plot The book slowed down when she was moving to this other place and my attention got off because it was so fast that you kind of get confused a little bit It got interesting when she relapses because you were like oh my god , what s going to happen now, its not the end of the book don t worry I wish she had includedabout her past though, it interested me I think a major theme is trust and control because in your addictions, you need to be able to control yourself and you want to get better so other people will trust you I was pretty satisfied by the way they were presented and I think this was a learning experience I would never gamble all my money away but I think when you read this book, it s really saying don t do this because this is what happens If I had an addiction like that and I went through withdrawal, I think id literally go insane I learned that she spent a lot of her time trying to get better, she struggled a lot but she go through all this You just want to keep going and you don t want to slow down She was able to slow down and control herself, that s real self control My final thoughts on this book are short and sweet I would recommend this book to people of all ages because addictions aren t just for adults If you are having an addiction call someone, join a rehab group, or call a hotline for help Things can always get better but you have to make them get better It won t happen in a day or maybe even a year, it could be 5 years You should never give up hope though This book doesn t remind me of other books I read, this is the first book I ve read about addiction I would give this book as a gift to someone who recovering from gambling or for someone who knows someone who is gambling I would maybe even give it to someone who hasn t recovered It s a learning experience It s kind of wrong but you could give it to them at an intervention or when they re in rehab, maybe at Christmas It doesn t even have to be a holiday Go to the book store, order it, do what you need to do The book will help you and that s why I m saying all this It s not funny, it s a very serious thing I have always been interested in murder cases so maybe I ll read about that next I really like romance and mystery books to Honestly, I think everyone is addicted to something My addiction is candy, its just so good and I can t help myself

  2. SouthWestZippy says:

    Taken from the back of the book What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner s ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources to help steer women and their loves ones toward help and healing Good book but parts of it dragged Taken from the back of the book What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner s ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources to help steer women and their loves ones toward help and healing Good book but parts of it dragged and other parts repetitive I did find her insights and experiences very interesting and you can tell she did her research Quote from the book The life of a woman compulsive gambler is not a straight line, though in the worst moments of feeling trapped she may feel as though she is in a dark and endless tunnel

  3. Jane Potter says:

    Written by a women that has a working knowledge of psychology and is a professional writer and an addict herself So awesome Every chapter feels like a different meeting at their GA group and I loved getting to know the other members and their stories.

  4. Trixie Fontaine says:

    Could ve sworn I already marked as read and reviewed this or at least had a status update, but apparently not.I love this book s subject matter women who are addicted to gambling, gender differences between problem gamblers, brain chemistry, and how the gambling industry capitalizes on fucking with our sometimes already fucked up brains.Not the most masterfully written book, but extremely useful and important I would love love love to seewomen s stories told involving obsessive and Could ve sworn I already marked as read and reviewed this or at least had a status update, but apparently not.I love this book s subject matter women who are addicted to gambling, gender differences between problem gamblers, brain chemistry, and how the gambling industry capitalizes on fucking with our sometimes already fucked up brains.Not the most masterfully written book, but extremely useful and important I would love love love to seewomen s stories told involving obsessive and or compulsive behavior, especially with gambling and gaming which we do NOT hear enough about the author illustrates this with statistics about the growing numbers of women with gambling problems, and reasons why that s increased over the years Accessible but still delves into the science of the brain she tries hard to make the information understandable but doesn t shy away from explaining complicated stuff most people will have to read two or three or ten times or get some help with to understand.I related to so much in this book and learned a lot about what s going on in my brain from it even though I ve never gambled money on my game addictions I ve always known it could be a major problem for me, and this book made me realize that even if I m not spending money on the games I play, I already have a serious problem Now I recognize my game hangovers for what they are when I have them and know thatgaming is not a great cure for them.The way the women s stories are presented is kind of hokey there s some dorky, hard to believe language where they all seem to have the author s voice, or the author s voice trying hard to sound like someone else s voice, but I don t think it compromises the value of the book Plus on a better note I think she probably succeeded in preserving her sisters anonymity and honoring her commitments to them I would rather read a book written by SOMEONE WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WTF SHE IS TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE SHE S LIVED IT and have it be dorky, than read a fancy pants book by some voyeur trying to be an expert on something she hasn t experienced.There is twelve step material in this book which I personally appreciate, but I know other people are immediately turned off by it Again, though, there s still a lot of good material whether that bugs you or not I don t think the entire book and all of the information is tainted or disregardable because of it The author doesn t make it sound like a 12 step program can cure you or that there aren t other ways of approaching the problem s These stories are personal but presented with lots of informative context.If you can find a better,helpful book s about this let me know in comments, please I m guessing this is among the top, if not the best, current and readable books focusing on women who are addicted to gambling and some of what usually makes them different from men Other than a couple of episodes of Intervention and or maybe one of those women s channel secret lives shows these kinds of stories and potential ways to cope with them haven t been given nearly enough exposure

  5. Ryan says:

    This book provided a mixture of enjoyment and disappointment for me I got it expecting that it would containdetails of specific things that happen in a gamblers life Stronger details about visits to the casinos Stories of wins and losses It did contain some of these, but I expected it to be a stronger focus of the book There are some enjoyable parts of the book though Some parts of it seem a little repetitive and are boring to slog through, but other parts are definitely worth it Th This book provided a mixture of enjoyment and disappointment for me I got it expecting that it would containdetails of specific things that happen in a gamblers life Stronger details about visits to the casinos Stories of wins and losses It did contain some of these, but I expected it to be a stronger focus of the book There are some enjoyable parts of the book though Some parts of it seem a little repetitive and are boring to slog through, but other parts are definitely worth it That being said, I do not recommend skipping around in this book as it seems to follow a pretty linear story line in my opinion I read this book in 3 days as it was a pretty easy read I don t usually get through books that quickly, so that does say something about the quality of this text

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