LIVE: March 5, 2018– 11 am PST
SPECIAL GUEST: Kate Genovese
When Kate Genovese’s son, Christopher “Geno”, died of an accidental overdose, she felt her world would come to an end. Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction is the true story of a golden boy, who grew up in a loving family, surrounded by friends, effortlessly sailing through high school, college and promotions career. What could be wrong?
Considered an outstanding hockey player, as time went on his performance suffered due to knee and shoulder injuries. Kate learned later that he was forced to take a few Percocets to make it through a game because the pain was terrific.
Addiction afflicts in the wealthy communities just as often as it does the lower income areas. Kate purpose in writing this book is to open every parents’ eyes and help them recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid problem before it is too late. Don’t miss the show as Kate shares her powerful message to all parents: “Be aware and educated and don’t hide in denial.”
ABOUT KATE GENOVESE
Kate Genovese was born in Watertown, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) and was the sixth of seven children. Her parents were big on education and reading. Her father encouraged reading at least three books a month since the age of six.
Kate’s passion for writing didn’t start until she was well into her forties. She was going through a difficult time in her life and an event occurred with her children and family of origin that led Kate to write her first unpublished book, A Silence So Still.
She realized the healing aspect of writing and creating characters and went on to publish three books: Thirty Years in September; A Nurses Memoir, which is autobiographical, Loving Joe Gallucci, and Two Weeks Since My Last Confession, which is fictional family drama.