Bloomsbury's Green Tree is to publish Liz Fraser's memoir Coming Clean: A True Story of Love, Addiction and Recovery next year.
Charlotte Croft, publisher at the health and wellbeing imprint, acquired world all-language rights, including e-book and audio, through Julia Silk at Kingsford Campbell.
Croft said: “We’re proud to be publishing Liz Fraser’s important new memoir, Coming Clean, which traces her own journey as she comes to terms with her partner Mike’s alcohol addiction. While there are plenty of inspiring and thoughtful books that reflect personal battles with alcohol and other substance dependency, Liz will explore and expose what it is to be the partner of someone with addiction issues, and her own process of understanding and survival.”
The book tells the story of Fraser's partner, who falls into a "catastrophic vortex of depression, alcoholism and self-destruction", and Fraser's own experiences of this.
The writer and broadcaster said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working Green Tree on this memoir. I never expected to be the partner of an alcoholic. I didn’t see any of the signs, and I had no idea what was happening or what to do. When he fell into his horrific alcoholic spiral I found myself alone with our baby, in what had become an abusive, frightening, hugely damaging relationship with a depressed, drunk man—whom I loved.
"We hear so much about addiction, but almost nothing of the experiences of the partners, during the drinking or in recovery. I hope it might change the way we talk about all aspects of alcoholism, open people’s minds to its causes and needs, encourage dialogue and mutual support, and give courage and strength to those who need it—[in a similar manner to how] so many strangers helped me."
The book will be released in hardback on 17th June 2021.