Saturday, November 10, 2018

In the Key of Be by Lena Hubin

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Non-Fiction / Memoir
Date Published: April 2, 2018
Publisher:  Chatnoir Press

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Lena Hubin is a straight-A college senior when she lands in a psych ward. After her release, psychotherapy, illicit drugs, and sex distract her from her chronic anxiety--but none yields lasting relief. Despite teaching abroad, marrying, earning a masters and adopting two children, she remains haunted by anxiety. In her fifties, Lena returns with her family to the U.S., anticipating peace of mind. But when her son struggles with alcoholism, she feels her sanity swirling down the drain like the liquor she would dump--if she could find it. In a quest to help him, the author starts a journey that will change her life for good.

 About the Author

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Lena Hubin has been writing since she was a young kid growing up on a small Wisconsin dairy farm. She has had essays and articles published in ISS Newslinks, The International Educator, Midwest Living, and The Sun. For four years she wrote quarterly book reviews for In Recovery Magazine. She has a masters degree in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno. Lena writes, plays piano, teaches, and works for social justice in Prescott, Arizona, where she lives with her husband, dog, and cat.

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  1. thanks for hosting

  2. Tough but very worthy subject matter close to my heart. I too started out like Lena, only to develop anorexia. This was back in the early '70s when no-one knew much about the illness so I was treated with anti-psychotic drugs on a closed ward in a psych hospital until I gained weight then allowed to leave. Thank heavens we have learnt so much more about mental illness but it continues to carry a stigma. Let's change that!

    1. Thank you, Kaye. I appreciate your comment. I agree, mental illness and addictiveness need more awareness and understanding.
      Best wishes to you!
      Lena Hubin

  3. This sounds like a wonderful and important memoir. I'd love to read it! Thanks for the great prize!!

  4. Thank you for hosting "In the Key of Be"!