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Lara Love Hardin - Lying, Stealing, Writing and Healing

Guest- Lara Love Hardin

The Many Lives of Mama Love. A memoir of lying, stealing, writing and healing.

Picture a million-dollar home in a quiet cul-de-sac, the last place you'd expect to find a gripping tale

of deception, addiction, and redemption. Yet, within these walls, Lara Love Hardin concealed a shadowy secret, funding her drug addiction through an intricate web of stolen credit cards from unsuspecting neighbours.

Lara's harrowing descent into addiction led her to a place no one could have predicted – behind bars and estranged from her children—where she became inmate S32179. Inside the concrete confines of the jail, a peculiar power structure emerges, a curious blend of adolescent sleepover dynamics and the raw brutality depicted in Lord of the Flies.

Upon her release, Lara's journey of reinvention takes an unexpected turn as she fights bureaucracy to reclaim her children while embarking on a remarkable journey that brings her face-to-face with icons like Oprah, allows her to meditate alongside The Dalai Lama, and dine with the esteemed Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Yet, the shadow of her past persists, a constant reminder that redemption is a battle against shame.

Amy Deacon, the founder and CEO of Toronto Wellness Counselling, returns to Chatter that Matters to discuss the difficult road back for addicts.

To buy Lara Love Hardin's book - The Many Lives of Mama Love.


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