Reader Praise for this Bestseller
"It's a rare luxury to be able
to say something to an author whose words have touched me so profoundly
and poignantly. Your book is a marvelous gift. Know that you have touched
many more lives than mine, in ways you could not have foreseen."
"One helluva book! I've read other books and plodded through them.
Yours? Zipped right along...I wasn't analyzing while reading! Your ability
to see humor even in the dark holds a very strong appeal for me. Know
what else? You've written a non-sexist book!"
"Full of jewels and gems, little pearls, little rubies. This book
is written from the heart-pure, funny and alive."
"The stories are very similar to mine: I never lost a job from
drinking, never drank during the day, and continued to be promoted and
excel at my job. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing
this book. I believe it will save thousands of lives."
"I read your book from cover to cover in less than 24 hours. I
found it a great source of inspiration and encouragement! Being new
in AA, it was very helpful to hear scientific explanations for alcohol
addiction and the reasons for my symptoms."
"My husband now is truly committed to a life without drinking,
and our marriage is closer and stronger. Hopefully, my mom will also
see herself in the stories. Time will tell. But one thing is for sure,
your book will arrive on her doorstep soon. It may not be opened this
week, or this month, but it will be there for her, just like us."
"I am now 30 days sober, a guy who got off at the fifth floor instead
of having to ride the elevator to the basement. Thank you for helping
me turn my life around."
"Thank you from my heart for helping guide my son into the light
of life. He stayed up half the night reading. At noon today, he went
to his first meeting."
"I'm sober 3 years and it's the most 'right on' book I've read.
My history seemed so unique, and it was neat to read that I'm fairly
typical. I got really psyched reading!"
"One of the best books on alcoholism I've read. I'm rapidly approaching
my 6th year of sobriety and am still searching out more 'tools' for
my 'tool box.' Your book will be highly recommended to ALL others in
my circle of support."
"After years of marriage to a recovering alcoholic, I finally understand
that aspect of my husband's life. I'm recommending your wonderful book
to all my women friends."
"After 15 years of sobriety, I saw my story in print for the first
"I am only up to Page 31 in your book, and I am simply in shock.
It is as though I'm reading my own journal!"
"I'm 60 years old and your book was directly responsible for my
decision to stop drinking. Although I did not perceive it as a problem,
I feel such a joyful change that it is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration.
It's been 7 days!"
"I stood at the bookstore and read the first 91 pages. I found
the facts particularly stimulating because I always have to know why
"It's a big help for people who don't fit the 'alcoholic in the
gutter' model to know that others have chosen sobriety."
"Thanks to you I look forward to spending the rest of my life with
my darling 3-year-old son in a sober state of mind."