Tucson, AZ – June 29, 2017 — Wheatmark, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Home at Last by DeWitt Smith. This author tells her story of starting over and succeeding in this thought-provoking memoir.

“The left side of my brain knew I was shooting page one photos for next week’s edition of the paper, and the right side felt overwhelmed by the emotion of seeing my home about to go out to sea.”

Author Barbara DeWitt Smith had a colorful childhood — outrageous costume and cocktail parties, a revolving door of nannies because the alcoholic stepmother couldn’t keep help, and a household filled with the eccentricities unique to rich people. This was her normal. She and her four sisters grew up with social status, money, and privilege. However, hidden underneath it all was an invisible and disturbing reality — emotional neglect and abuse.

When Smith moves back to her family’s summer home on Nantucket Island, a brutal three-day nor’easter washes away the million-dollar property, and her and her sisters’ inheritance is lost at sea. So after a life spent with alcoholic and emotionally unavailable men — most notably her father — she suddenly finds herself starting over with nothing.

Home at Last is a compelling and insightful memoir illustrating the unique challenges adult children of alcoholics face in trying to break out of the damaging patterns of denial, self-loathing, and destructive romantic relationships — and shows how it is possible to successfully come out the other side through the wonders of therapy.

For more information about the book, or to schedule an interview with the author, please call Mindy Burnett at 520-798-0888 x100 or email support@wheatmark.com.

About the Author:

DeWitt Smith had a thirty-year career as an editor and feature writer for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. She now works as a freelance book editor. This is her first book.

More About This Title:

Home at Last, ISBN 9781627874533, was released by Wheatmark, Inc. on May 15, 2017. The book has 226 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $11.95 and as an ebook for $9.99.

About the Publisher:

Wheatmark, Inc., founded in 1999, is a Tucson, Arizona-based publisher of trade titles that are available wherever quality books are sold worldwide. Wheatmark titles can be purchased in paperback, hardcover, or popular ebook formats. For more information, visit https://www.wheatmark.com.