Stay Close by Libby Cataldi

Apr 29, 2011


In Stay Close, Libby Cataldi, the former head of the Calverton School (a private school in Maryland), writes from her own point of view about the challenges and worry she has faced as the mother of a son with a drug addiction.  Her story is poignant and so honest about the feelings of guilt and loss that she experienced as she watched her oldest son battle addiction to just about any drug you can imagine from his early teen years through his late twenties.  The book is interspersed with her son's own words and viewpoints regarding situations that occurred throughout his life, lending strength to the overall message of love and hope.  For those caught in the web of a loved one's addiction this would be a must read.

Reviewed by Library Staff