Another Cheesy Family Newsletter
For decades, Elizabeth Silva has crafted an annual holiday newsletter to family and friends, summarizing her family’s year in light-hearted, witty prose. Little do her readers know, however, of the conflict and pain behind those season’s greetings full of optimism and cheer.
Another Cheesy Family Newsletter is a memoir covering a span of twenty years in Elizabeth Silva’s life, the years her oldest child struggled with mental illness and substance abuse. Contrasting with each chirpy letter is a narrative of the true, sometimes dark, events that really happened each year. Those stories, along with the family history that came into play in later years, present a picture of four generations of a family’s missteps and triumphs as they navigate the storms caused by addiction, codependence, and mental illness.