Madeline is a story of one woman’s journey from the depths of hell to recovery. Much of Madeline’s life was usual and untouched. Madeline went to college, owned her own art gallery, and had a home of her own. However, part of her life was quite messy. Madeline would spend too much money, go on binges of eating then not eating at all, and struggle with bouts of self-mutilation. Madeline had a mental illness. She was diagnosed in her midtwenties. This is her story of how it all happened—from hospitals and medications to days of great triumph and how she got it all back. Her life is in this story. This book is a fictional adaptation of Alexandra’s own life and how she has overcome her own demons to find light and life once again.