New Book is a Brutally Honest Story of Addiction

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Author Jill Vona inspires readers with her victory over an all-consuming ordeal

Addicted to Cold Water is Jill’s brutally honest story of her fall into addiction and obsession and how—through courage and a sincere love of life and the undying love and patience of her husband, Paul—drags herself out of the depths of her disease to live a normal life. As a fellow addict, I find her book to be another inspiration to continue my own recovery.

Bookshelves are cramming with books about people who have come back from the gulf of addictions, which most of the time inspire readers. Still, readers have yet to hear of someone with an unbelievable kind of addiction. In author Jill Peck Vona’s new book Addicted to Cold Water, she boldly shares her tormented life, but strong will to live.

Addicted to Cold Water is more than a story of survival and recovery—it is a story of a miracle. The miracle is the power of persistence and love. The ordinary things in life afflict some people. Too many cocktails become the disease of alcoholism. Drugs overpower moral judgment. Food becomes an obsession. In this book, readers will learn of the all-consuming ordeal of the author in being comfortable in her own skin. Here, she describes an addiction to cold water that most people could never imagine. And yet, her step by step eloquence about her dive into addiction makes an old story fresh. The description of the terror and agony is moving and compelling. Intertwined in this story of determination is a love story between the author and her husband, Paul. Readers will share their unequivocal understanding of each other and sense that they have lived their lives together for the joy of each other.

“Addicted to Cold Water is Jill’s brutally honest story of her fall into addiction and obsession and how—through courage and a sincere love of life and the undying love and patience of her husband, Paul—drags herself out of the depths of her disease to live a normal life. As a fellow addict, I find her book to be another inspiration to continue my own recovery.” - Richard Markes, RN, New York

Addicted to Cold Water: My Story will be featured in the 2010 BookExpo America Book Exhibit in New York, NY, which will run May 25-27, 2010.

About the Author
Jill Peck Vona graduated from Endicott Jr. College in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in retailing and a minor in art. She became an artist in her thirties and sold to the State of New York, Pizza Hut, Taconic Telephone Company, and Regal Press, just to name a few. In 1989, the State of New York commissioned her to design and draw a construction poster to be on display while the Twin Towers in New York City were under construction. Many commissions came from small businesses as well as from individuals. In 1986, she exhibited a painting at Sotheby’s Auction in New York City for a Kennedy Foundation Fund-raiser. In 1987, Scafa Tornabene published four of her drawings. She lives with her husband and five cats in Albany, New York, and enjoys gardening, sewing, photography, computers, and home improvement. She continues her art career with their annual Christmas card.

Addicted to Cold Water: My Story* by Jill Peck Vona
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 407 pages; 978-1-4500-5442-3
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 407 pages; 978-1-4500-5443-0

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