Books That Made a Difference to Ashley Judd
The actor, human rights activist, and author finds fiction and nonfiction both enlightening and healing.
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How Al-Alon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics
Al-Anon Family Groups
"Ah, this is a lifesaving book," Ashley Judd says about the guide millions have
used to survive their loved ones' dysfunctions. "It was revolutionary
for me, because my life was affected by another person's drinking. I
have a very strong sense of identification with what I read here, and
most important, I have an enormous amount of gratitude and respect for
having been shown a practical plan of action. I learned how to put the
focus on myself when recovering from the effects of the family disease
of alcoholism. Because of this book, I can today practice loving
self-care, spiritually, emotionally, physically."
— As told to Sara Nelson