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River of Time

By: Naomi Judd,Marcia Wilkie
Narrated by: Naomi Judd,Carolyn Cook
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story of depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease.

The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world hasn't known - until now - is that after her 2010 and 2011 North American tour with Wynonna, Naomi fell into a debilitating and terrifying depression that seemingly came out of nowhere. Just months after the successful tour ended, Naomi truly believed she had every reason to end her life. Facing severe depression, terrorizing panic attacks, PTSD, toxic drug poisoning, and addiction, she spent the next two and a half years in psychiatric hospitals, undergoing treatments and searching for answers. In River of Time, Naomi describes the agonizing toll this took on her and shares her message of hope after surviving the most painful period in her life.

©2016 Naomi Judd (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Horrible Book

I really wanted to like this book, because I have seen Naomi on interviews and thought she was interesting. This book is depressing. She is so bitter to so many people, complaining and giving far to many of her political rants. I bought this book to find a place to find a peace and maybe even a few answers. Her whining and rants were just to much. . .I would totally return it but it says I can not. Hated this book. Tried so hard to like it

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Off the Market

Warning, if you are going through depression, you should not read this book, especially if you know what Naomi has done. My heart breaks for this woman and her family, but as a surviver of depression, now 45 years, it brought back memories everything I had gone through, like it was yesterday! My fear for others is that it may trigger suicidal thoughts once again. I lived her depression back in 1977 and the crazy processes performed on me to help me recover. Only a miracle from God has seem this far in my life! So reader beware...

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Dear Beauty

It took about 3 days to listen, almost non-stop, except for time to sleep, to the narrative. Finished the story at noon, May 2, 2022. Regardless of the heartbreak of April 30, admiration of the strength, intelligence and heart of Naomi Judd is immeasurable. God bless her, her family, and all who loved her.

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A Must-Read Memoir

Naomi's book could serve as a textbook on clinical depression for many clinicians and sufferers of depression. Anybody who has ever had the misfortune of experiencing major depression can definitely relate to the descriptions of her emotional turmoil in this book. I also like her advice for individuals to share their mental health experiences in order to help to reduce the social stigma and ignorance associated with mental health disorders. Lastly, I am happy that Naomi was able to address the spiritual component in her healing process. Thanks for the courage to write this important book. Merry Christmas!

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To sad, to finish. Stopping, to move on.

I'm on the 6th chapter, don't want to finish. To depressing. As much as I appreciate her candid thoughts, it's to much. I hope she overcomes. I need to move forward.

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Incredible honesty

This book written by Naomi Judd and her life is my favorite book ever.
I also suffer from depression and anxiety and am in awe by Naomi's honestly! Love this book and will recommend it to everyone!

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Awful

This was surprisingly bad. I couldn’t listen beyond the third chapter.
I wouldn’t recommend. Disappointed.

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River of Time, my own Story

So much of Naomi's story, could be my own story. So much rang true it would bring tears to my eyes, or catch my breath, make my pulse rise as I'd think of my own memories of abuse. Naomi does cement my idea of not taking meds for this disease, I mean really, how is a body supposed to be able to function on all those meds/narcotics?! Though she has unfortunately list her battle, I do believe she has left us ideas of hope and possible ways to survive, even if she was unable to follow them herself.
1. Stay active, socialize, go out in public.
2. Pick an exercise you enjoy and can do every day, even if only for a few minutes.
3. Stop worrying about pleasing everyone else. Make yourself happy. Allow yourself to be happy.
4. Do what makes YOU HAPPY! Do you like animals? Volunteer at your local shelter! You would be helping save lives!
5. Tell your family you love them, when ever you can! I occasionally just text my adult kids "Hey, Just wanted to say, I love you!" When you see them, tell them in person and hug them! Physical touch is important to us all!
I know there is more, but this is enough. I also think this is a good listen for someone who is in a relationship with someone who has survived abuse or suffers depression. I think Naomi and I, could have been good friends. I pray she is at peace, and her family too..

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If I had known better, I woulda done better!!

Listening to this book can be life changing.... understanding another persons pain and struggles has a way of making our own seem so small and in this case, kind of, "Why do I even bother worrying about these unimportant things when there people in the world that feel this badly??!!"
And as a Grandmother now with, like most of the world, access to a computer with all the information in the world in it, I find myself using Naomi's phrase," If I had known better, I woulda done better!" daily!!! Because online we have access to all this information about what is GOOD or BAD for us. Whether it be food or drink or medicine or just whatever!! .... and when I was raising my 3 wonderful children I didn't!!
I look back on what I thought then was "GOOD" food to nourish their little bodies and from the information we now have access to, it is an absolute wonder they are still alive or at least not riddled with some horrible diseases!!! The horrific chemicals that are in the foods we buy are just SHOCKING!! But that's another book... 😉
I love The Judds and pray Naomi keeps finding better things to help her with her terribly difficult journey thru this life!
This book is an absolute blessing that you should not miss!! It's beautifully written and READ!!

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Loved it.

I really believe that she wants to help other people. It seems like she's been through a lot of heartaches but she's stronger than ever.

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