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Review: How to Become a Successful (Recovering) Alcoholic

How to Become a Successful (Recovering) Alcoholic

How To Become a Successful (recovering) Alcoholic by J.P. Willson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heart to heart, head to head

Although the subject matter did not initially strike me as particularly relevant in my own life, the ease and bravura of Willson’s delivery spoke volumes of valuable insight into the struggle that so many face–and far too few overcome.

The author has a method of storytelling that is reminiscent of the sort of fireside saws my elders used to pass on their wisdom and give youth the benefit of vicarious experience. With seamless shifts between didactic point-of-fact, remembrances of the past, and musings on the proverbial whithertos and whyfors, Willson paints a clear picture from the perspective of both a drunkard and a recovering alcoholic...

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