cover of Mary Beth Connor's book, From Junkie to Judge, next to text about her talk for secular az on August 2 2024

From Junkie to Judge: Mary Beth O’Connor Discusses Her Secular Recovery Journey

From a junkie addicted to methamphetamines to a federal judge, Mary Beth O’Connor’s memoir, From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction,  shares her inspiring journey from rock bottom to resilience as she forged a personal path to recovery from trauma and addiction. Winner of the Silver Award, 2023 Nonfiction Book Awards

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Searing, unsettling, and ultimately triumphant, Judge O’Connor’s debut memoir takes readers on a wild ride through the rock-bottom underbelly of intravenous drug addiction to the hallowed halls of justice where she rose to the pinnacle of success as a federal judge. With wit and unabashed honesty, O’Connor shares her remarkable three-phase journey: the abuse and trauma that drove her to teenage drug use, the chaos that ensued from her addiction; and how she developed a personalized secular recovery plan that led to twenty-nine years of sobriety. Her story proves any addict can recover and anyone can build a productive and happy life, no matter how low the bottom or how deep the pain.