My Name is Frankie

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About the author:
Frankie Maio was addicted to alcohol and drugs for forty-seven years before nearly losing his life and realizing the importance of becoming sober. After committing himself to a treatment program and following its guiding principles, he became clean and recently received his eight-year sobriety chip.

He now spends his time restoring and reselling cars and fishing in his favorite hole. He also speaks regularly to large groups at his recovery meetings and is a source of inspiration wherever he goes. My Name is Frankie is his life story and his first book.

Tristi Pinkston is the author of sixteen published books, which range from historical fiction to cozy mystery, with two nonfiction titles thrown into the mix as well-Bless Your Heart: Low-sodium Recipes for Your Heart-healthy Lifestyle and Women of Strength. She has also written over two thousand articles for the Internet.

In addition to being a prolific author, Tristi works full-time as a freelance editor and author mentor. She speaks regularly at writers conferences up and down the Intermountain West. She has been featured multiple times in The Daily Herald and Mormon Times, and is a well-known figure in the writing community. You can learn more about her at

My Name is Frankie

A Memoir

Authored by Frankie Maio
Authored with Tristi Pinkston

I spent my childhood hiding from my father as much as possible. I learned early on that if I tried to save my mother from a beating, I'd get hit and then my mother would be beaten even more. It was best for both of us if I didn't get involved. I'd leave the house and go far away, curling up under a tree where I could cry my "alone tears." Then I'd creep into the house and into bed, grateful to have escaped, but then I'd get beaten in the morning.
It was the alcohol. It was always the alcohol.

Frankie Maio was never expected to amount to much. The oldest son of an alcoholic, it was no surprise when he turned to alcohol as well. Forty-seven years of heavy drinking and drug abuse should have been the end of him ... but Frankie's mother believed in miracles, and that's what Frankie got.

My Name is Frankie is the true story of a hard life, a long road, and the healing hand of a higher power that reached down and changed everything.

Publication Date:
1490557393 / 9781490557397
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcohol

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