#BlogTour #Review ~ Transition by Jo Huey @Joanne_Huey @emmamitchellfpr

An autobiography of Jo’s life from the trauma and unpredictability of living in an alcoholic home,
through self-development transformation to the more content, happy and successful business
woman she is today.
Jo shares her many insights into alcoholism and the effects on the family. An honest and brutal
account of Jo’s experience with her father’s addiction to alcohol, she shares the highs and lows of
life with an absent father and busy mother.
After life hit an all-time low in adulthood she decided to turn her life around and start a journey of
self-discovery. Jo transformed herself through therapy, self-help books, groups, events and more
which she shares in the book.
If you have experienced the challenges of living with someone’s drinking, then you’ll relate to Jo’s
experience and feel the connection with her story.
If you are interested in an inspirational and motivational story, then you won’t be disappointed.
Within the book, Jo shares several techniques you’ll be able to learn and use in your life if you really
want the change you seek.
Jo Huey is an inspirational & motivational speaker, coach and author.
Jo gets up every morning wanting to help those with experiences like hers, those affected by someone’s drinking. She connects the dots to form a new picture using practical tools & techniques
with the aim that they would genuinely feel better about themselves and live a calmer and chaos
free life.
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About the Author

Jo is an inspirational speaker, coach and author. She is also an adult child of an alcoholic and shares
her personal story of living with an alcoholic father for 16 years and how that has impacted her adult
life.
Jo is brutally honest about her experience, explaining how she coped as a child in an alcoholic home
and the self-development journey she took in her twenties to overcome the trauma.
If you’ve experienced the impact of living with a heavy drinker, someone’s addiction or mental
health problem you’ll relate to Jo’s story. For those of you that haven’t experienced what an
alcoholic home brings it will give you an insight into the damage it causes to the family.
Jo shares her story for two reasons, the first is to connect with those that have been affected so they
know they aren’t alone and the second to educate and inform others about this very hidden
problem.

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My Review

I went through a stage of reading ‘self-help’ books on various subjects or autobiographies that caught my eye but that has dwindled lately. Something about the cover of Transition interested me enough to have a look although I have no personal experience of alcoholism in my family I have worked in areas where it has been apparent.

Jo opens her heart and tells us what is was like as a child of an alcohol dependent father, how the family fractures and life is affected for all. Her mother was either too busy or quite likely keeping her head down, but as far as a child’s interpretation she was as absent as her father when she was young.

The book follows Jo as she matures, realises that she has to change her outlook and concentrate on herself. There are various parts that struck a chord .. how she reacts to being in control, lack of trust, OCD, anxiety .. all aspects that arise in mental health so from that point I was curious to see how her therapy, counselling, NLP, mindfulness could have an impact.

While she later forges a relationship with her mother and sister she really struggled to maintain any personal partnerships and that was quite sad. Her comment about not liking her dad but he was the only dad she had so she loved him was very intense.

I admire her for speaking out and raising awareness, the self-help tips will reassure people in the same situation that they are not alone.

My favourite parts of the book were actually when she ‘explored’ America .. I’m a huge fan of the USA and have travelled extensively so I found her experiences fascinating.

My thanks to Jo and Emma (TheLittleBookWorm) for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

2 thoughts on “#BlogTour #Review ~ Transition by Jo Huey @Joanne_Huey @emmamitchellfpr

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review I really appreciate it.

    My trip to America was an amazing experience and very much part of my self discovery process and In so grateful I did it.

    My book is very honest ans its purpose is to support and connect others like me so they know they arent alone and I felt I had to do that in the most open way. A lot of the problem at the moment and then was the secrecy. Not many understand the full extent of the damage it causes.

    • It was a brilliant ‘voice’ and I book I will recommend. As I said I have no personal experience but I have been a nurse dealing with the consequences from all angles so it was a revelation to get your perspective. I totally agree on the secrecy .. we need to raise awareness. Thanks again x

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