By: Rosemary Keevil
She Writes Press, 2020
When her brother dies of AIDS and her husband dies of cancer in the same year, Rosemary is left on her own with two young daughters and antsy addiction demons dancing in her head. This is the nucleus of The Art of Losing It: a young mother jerking from emergency to emergency as the men in her life drop dead around her; a high-functioning radio show host waging war with her addictions while trying to raise her two little girls who just lost their daddy; and finally, a stint in rehab and sobriety that ushers in a fresh brand of chaos instead of the tranquility her family so desperately needs.
Heartrending but ultimately hopeful, The Art of Losing It is the story of a struggling mother who finds her way―slowly, painfully―from one side of grief and addiction to the other.
About the Author
Rosemary Keevil has been a TV news reporter, a current affairs radio show host, and managing editor of a professional women’s magazine. She has a master’s degree in journalism and is currently a journalist covering addiction and recovery. Rosemary lives in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, with her partner and her two sheep-a-doodles. Rosemary has been clean and sober since 2002.
To learn more about Rosemary Keevil and her work, please see rosemarykeevil.com