"I'm Just Happy to Be Here"


Author of "I'm Just Happy to Be Here" Janelle Hanchett shares more on her brutally honest memoir.

I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

Pregnant at 21 by a man she'd known three months, Janelle Hanchett – creator of the Renegade Mothering blog – embraced motherhood with the determined optimism of the recklessly self-confident. After giving birth, she found herself bored, directionless, and seeking relief in wine. But over time, her questionable drinking habit spiraled into full-blown dependence, until life became bedtime stories and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges – and eventually, an inconceivable separation from her children. In her forthright, darkly funny, and ultimately empowering memoir, I’m Just Happy to Be Here (Hachette), Hanchett chronicles her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible.

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