Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal

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Life is full of moments that feel like you’re falling. For Louise Stanger, born into a tipsy-turvy world, that didn’t stop her from making a life of her own. In her book – Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal – Louise shares personal stories infused with a spark of human experience we collectively share -- hope. You’ll follow her story from awkward little girl to fearless adult, through family tragedies and triumphs, mental health and substance abuse disorders, daring the reader to reflect and own their story. Because according to Louise, we all fall, and with strength and courageous action, the journey takes us up.

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Louise Stanger has over thirty years of experience as a college professor, researcher with over five million dollars of government grants, and a licensed clinician, working with families and individuals who experience substance abuse and mental health disorders. Louise received her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, Master's in Social Work from San DIego State College, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego. She has served as faculty at San Diego State University School of Social Work and SDSU Interwork Institute as well as been the Director of Alcohol and other Drug Services at the University of San Diego. The San Diego Business Journal listed Louise as one of the Top Ten "Women Who Mean Business" and Quit Alcohol named her as one of the Top Ten Interventionists in the country in December 2013. Foundations Recovery Network - at their 2014 Moments of Change Conference held in West Palm Beach, Florida - proclaimed Dr. Stanger as the Fan Favorite Speaker. Louise lives with her husband, John, in West Hollywood, California where on any given morning, you can find her Soul Cycling or walking their two miniature Doodles - Coco and Teddy.

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