DAYTON – Dayton author, Marion Local High School graduate and Darke County native Nancy Grieshop has published a new book, based on real life events, titled “Destination … Sanity,” a personal glimpse into the devastation of drug addiction on an unsuspecting family.
From 3-5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Grieshop will launch her new book in Mercer County Tailspin Brewery, 626 S. 2nd St., Coldwater. Guests are invited to stop by to meet the author and get a signed copy of her book.
Grieshop’s beginnings as the youngest in a large family in northern Darke County didn’t prepare her for the tumultuous life she would live as her son became a drug addict. She had no blueprint to follow as she muddled through one horrifying challenge after another. Yet she was able to draw on the strength of family, friends and her faith to get her through some difficult situations.
In “Destination…Sanity” Grieshop writes of her life circumstances. Her sense of humor flows through the trail of tears left in the wake of addiction. Her desire is to lend hope and strength to others who are dealing with addiction themselves, those who have an addict in the family and those who care for addicts. It is pertinent and timely that this book, based on Nancy’s experiences, addresses the current opioid epidemic facing the country.
In her book, “Destination…Sanity,” every day in the life of this family is a new day of challenges. Challenges that bring about despair, laughter and hope. The unconditional love of the mother for her children and grandchildren helps stabilize the emotional roller coaster ride the family finds itself living. As in any family, there is humor around the corner of nearly every crisis. And, when permitted, joy eventually permeates the unbelievable pain.
“Destination…Sanity” also is available any time at https://store.braughlerbooks.com/books/destination-sanity/ and Amazon.com.