New Literary Memoir Documents Story of Addiction, Survival, and Love

Top Quote The Painting and The Piano, by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo, is now available for sale in eBook, paperback, and hardcover. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 09, 2016 - John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo announced today the release of their debut literary work, The Painting and the Piano. A jointly written narrative, The Painting and the Piano describes the authors' challenging upbringings from their childhoods - affected by their respective mothers' drug and alcohol use - to their eventual meeting and a healing process that grows into love.

    John and Adrianne say they are, "beyond excited for the release of the book. We hope that the story of our journey inspires those still out there who believe they are alone in the world. You are never alone. There are people in the world who know what you're going through and will help and support you if you open yourself to the possibility."

    The Painting and The Piano is an improbable story of survival and love. Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that a child could ask for. However, the demons of their respective mothers would tear their young, fragile lives apart.

    Eventually, destiny would bring Johnny and Adrianne together, but first they had to endure the painful toll that alcohol, drugs, and a negligent court system would take on them. With parts of Adrianne's story ripped from national news headlines, their story takes them from the depths of despair and near death, to their first serendipitous introduction and the moment each knew they were finally safe.

    Filled with hope, inspiration and humor, The Painting and the Piano is an unforgettable story of pain, loss and the undying human quest for happiness. Told as a tandem narrative, Adrianne and Johnny's stories are unique, but share parallels that create a taut and emotionally compelling narrative.

    "A vivid, moving account of addiction, trauma, and hard-won triumph by two survivors." - Kirkus Reviews

    "Although it is a non-fiction memoir, the book reads much like a novel: intense and at points, almost unbelievable." - Red City Reviews

    "Any reader who enjoys a great work of non-fiction, an autobiography, or a story of redemption and triumph in the face of great odds and a difficult history, should absolutely read The Painting and The Piano." - Readers' Favorite

    John and Adrianne reside in South Florida with their Yorkie, Holly.  Both are involved in the AA/Recovery community. Adrianne currently works at a recovery house and Johnny continues speaking, sponsoring and helping others in recovery. To learn more, go to

    For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey ( @ ) BookPublicityServices dot com or 805.807.9027.

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