Between Breaths - Elizabeth Vargas

Between Breaths

By Elizabeth Vargas

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 504 Ratings


Beloved former ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas reveals her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in a shockingly honest and emotional memoir.
Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category
Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw.
Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety--which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam--and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, eventually turning to alcohol for a release from her painful reality. The now-A&E Network reporter reveals how she found herself living in denial about the extent of her addiction, and how she kept her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who could never find the right balance between a career and parenting.
Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.


  • Thankful for this book

    By Salgal85
    I love this book, it hit home with me. Thank you Elizabeth for writing this book.. I know you have helped people with your honesty about being a addict.. one day at a time... I’m 19 yrs sober
  • Grateful

    By fishjuggler
    Thank you, Elizabeth Vargas, for sharing your story. I’m sure you have heard thanks from many alcoholics in recovery. I want you to know that I am thanking you as the wife of a recovering husband. Your story has helped me understand more about his struggles than any other book I have read on the subject (and, believe me, I have read so many trying to better understand his disease). I wish you good health and happiness always.
  • Thank you for your courage to share

    By haveumetme
    An amazing raw and honest memoir of a journey and it’s struggles so many of us know well. As a recovering alcoholic I could relate as I hung on to every word written. Thank you for your courage to share some of your most darkest hours and also the beauty that awaits us as we continue the climb to the top of that mountain.
  • Amazing

    By Dubull
    This could change the life of a functioning addict.
  • Incredible!

    By 18booksin2018
    What a captivating story. Thanks, Elizabeth, for your vulnerability. Well written and I truly struggled to put the book down but looked forward to picking t back up again!
  • Breathtaking.....

    By jrboston
    Spectacular story. I'm no longer drinking because of it.
  • Could not put it down

    By Normajean73
    Congratulations to you Elizabeth. What a transparent, beautiful book. I was so drawn in learning about your life and your addiction. I'm so sorry you had to go through it all. You seem so wonderful and genuine. Good luck to you and your renewed life.
  • Between Breaths

    By Enziena
    Elizabeth's journey to sobriety was heartfelt. She was painfully honest with her story. This is an excellent memoir; her struggle to combat this disease is admirable. To have such a high profile and know the world will share her story only proves how strong she really is....truly a great read.
  • Honest and helpful

    By 7381036
    Thank you for your courage in writing this. Very helpful to understand the depth of this disease.
  • Excellent!!

    By HavasuChick
    Thank you for such an honest and eye opening read! Well done!!