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Old 04-19-2010, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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recovery memoirs

Here is a short list of some Memoirs people have written on their recovery:

A million little pieces, by James Fry

Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, by William Cope Moyers

The tender bar, by JR Moehringer

More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction, by Elizabeth Wurtzel

Note Found in a bottle: My Life as a Drinker, by Susan Cheever

Dry: A Memoir, by Augusten Burroughs
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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James Frey's book, while engaging, was a total hoax.

Obstacles are stepping stones that guide us to our goals
Fences are filters are that purify our souls
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Another is Drinking: A Love Story, By Caroline Knapp.

I enjoyed that one and think I may try one of the others. Thanks Ksplash!
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oh yah...i read "drinking a love story" also....great memoir.

yes the million little pieces turned out to be a hoax, but it was a great read for me personally (and I didn't know that it was a hoax when I read it)
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Thanks for the suggestions. To add on a couple: I haven't read this one yet -- _Lit_ by Mary Karr -- but it's been recommended to me. Anne Lamott often writes poignantly and humorously about her dealings with alcoholism.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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anne lamont....i read her to and can't remember the name of the book...she is awesome

thanks for the tip of mary karr....i'll check if it's at the library.
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