Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story
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Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story

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Before she was mother to global superstar Demi Lovato, she was just Dianna Hart.
Dianna tells her story from the very beginning in this complete and genuinely affecting memoir.

She had big plans of becoming a country music star, but her life went in a different direction than her dreams. She developed an eating disorder early in life to gain a sense of control in her strict upbringing. As she continued to struggle with body image and her obsession with being perfect her entire adult life, she was also met with other difficult situations. Her husband and father of her two eldest daughters, Dallas and Demi, had his own troubles that effected the entire family. She coped with alcohol and pills, forming a long-lasting addiction.

She's had terrible lows but also some great highs as she watched her daughters break out in Hollywood to become strong, empowered young women.

As a mother caring for daughters with addictions while continuing to battle her own, Dianna offers a unique perspective. And as a family, they have survived everything life has thrown at them and come away from it stronger than ever.

Dianna tells her story of living through and surviving adversity--with tremendous strength, love and faith.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 163 x 239 x 30mm | 499g
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1250143330
  • 9781250143334
  • 237,617

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"De La Garza's portrayal of her addiction denial is affecting and open, as is her writing about her daughters coming to her rescue as her health deteriorated. This memoir is an honest, heartfelt story of addiction, recovery, and the importance of family."--Publishers Weekly
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About Dianna De La Garza

Dianna De La Garza, born and raised in Texas, is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and country music recording artist who opened for music greats like George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Hank Williams, Jr. As mother of three daughters who were interested in show business, De La Garza also served as pep coach, adviser, and manager to her children. Her youngest, Madison De La Garza, was a series regular on Desperate Housewives, playing the role of Eva Longoria's daughter. Middle daughter, Demi Lovato, is a multiplatinum-recording artist and former Disney actress, best known for appearing in Camp Rock, Princess Protection Program, and Sonny With A Chance. Oldest daughter, Dallas Lovato, is currently an acting coach in the Los Angeles area and a voice actress. In addition to being a mom and author, De La Garza is also a well-known speaker who conducts parent seminars around the country about the perks and pitfalls of helping children pursue Hollywood careers.

Vickie McIntyre, a Pennsylvania native now living in Los Angeles, was a high school English teacher for many years at the Grier School, a private boarding school for girls, before becoming a freelance writer. Although this is her first book, she formerly was a contributing writer for several regional magazines about life in Central Pennsylvania, including Town & Gown, State College Magazine, and Pawsitively Pets.
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