Even If Your Heart Would Listen by Elise Schiller

Even If Your Heart Would Listen

In January 2014, Elise Schiller’s youngest child, thirty-three-year-old Giana Natali, died of a heroin overdose while a resident in a treatment program in Boulder County, Colorado. Even if Your Heart Would Listen is about Giana’s life, which was full of accomplishments, and her mental illness, addiction, and death. Using excerpts from the journals, planners, and letters Giana left behind, as well as evidence from her medical records, Schiller...

Details Even If Your Heart Would Listen

TitleEven If Your Heart Would Listen
Release DateAug 27th, 2019
GenreAutobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Reviews Even If Your Heart Would Listen

  • Stefanie
    Even if Your Heart Would Listen is the memoir of a grieving mother who lost her daughter to heroin.I’m not one to ‘judge’ memoirs like this one in the sense you judge other books, because it’s someone’s personal story. The content is filled with the highs and lows of someone’s life and who are we judge another’s life.So, in my rating of this book it is the pure sense of what this story means to the world and the fact that it was som...
  • Grace
    This book was incredible! So genuine and raw and heartrending all at the same time. The book details a mother’s perspective as her daughter, Giana, grows up— from being a champion swimmer to falling into addiction. The are two parts of this book— recounting Giana’s life and the series of challenges she faces, and the problems of today’s substance abuse treatment programs. The book discusses how different Giana’s recovery may have been...
  • BrittsBookClub
    Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin, written by Elise Schiller, is the true story told by a mother who lost her daughter to heroin. Elise Schiller dives into the opioid epidemic that is plaguing our nation and the issues that she and her daughter experienced with various rehabilitation facilities. It’s such a personal and heartbreaking story that helps open our eyes to the many problems in the substance abuse treatment...
  • Carole
    This book was a heartbreaking memoir of a young woman I never met, written by her mother, who is a woman of my age. I am not sure if I can be unbiased as a reader, because I knew our author Elise more than 50 years ago (and have not been in contact for all of those years) -- but for me this book was an honest and compelling read. Elise is a wonderful writer, and I look forward to reading her new series. As for this book, I can relate to everythin...
  • brettlikesbooks
    big thanks to @booksparks for sending me this copy of:EVEN IF YOUR HEART WOULD LISTEN by elise schiller (memoir) a mother’s account of her daughter’s addiction, replete with ‘what ifs’ and aching loss + coupled with outrage at the nation’s opioid epidemic and its wholly inadequate approach to treatment + as a person who knows people whose lives have been ravaged by addiction (sadly, don’t we all?) and especially as a mother, this was ...
  • Angela
    I received an advance copy to review for a pop-up tour courtesy of SparkPress.I struggled reading this book. Not only is this a heartbreaking story, but I found myself relating to Giana in many ways and also Elise in others. This story is not to be taken lightly or brushed aside. This is a mother’s pain; a daughters struggle from a parents point of view. No parent should ever wake up to a phone call that their baby is gone. Let alone gone becau...