Author Shares His Struggles In His Journey To Sobriety

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New book chronicles a recovering alcoholic’s life and how he finally found the path to recovery.

How does one live being afraid of everyone and everything all the time, and how does one live with guilt and shame and remorse as their constant companions? For author Dan F. and millions of other alcoholics, the answer was by picking up a drink. In Don't Drink And Go To Meetings, he recalls his struggle to find sobriety, regaling readers with his entertaining yet challenging journey to recovery.

The author has lived a pretty interesting life, a big part of it spent as a recovering alcoholic. He has made fortunes and, unfortunately lost a lot more than he made. He never seemed to have much trouble making money. Holding on to it was another matter. He has been homeless and he has lived in beautiful houses. He has slept in alleyways and he has been the guest of foreign dignitaries and prime ministers. As a recovering alcoholic, Dan F. has been through the extremes of life, both good and bad. He quotes Judy Collins, “I’ve looked at life from both sides now.”

In Don't Drink And Go To Meetings, the author takes readers along as he recalls the person he used to be, reconnecting with a painful part of his past. A lot of that life was spent in blackouts as excessive drinking binges left him no memory of what had occurred when he was out cold. Along the way, he learns some valuable lessons about life, and he hopes to pass them on to others who are attempting their own journey to recovery. Filled with amusing anecdotes and the author’s witty storytelling, this book is both entertaining and insightful.

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About the Author
Dan F. was born in the Bronx and started drinking early in his life but possessed most of the characteristics of an alcoholic before picking up that first drink. He was an egomaniac with an inferiority complex. He is self-centered to the extreme and emotionally immature. He felt he didn't fit in and was on the outside looking in. All of that went away with the first drink and he unsuccessfully chased that feeling for over twenty years.
He tells his story of his journey into hell and the climb back out. He has experienced unemployment, welfare, homelessness, jails, hospitals and rehabs. He has also been a corporate executive, successful real estate developer and certified public accountant and amassed fortunes (which he always lost) along the way. He shares his adventures both while drinking and in sobriety. He has truly looked at life from both sides now. He now resides with his family in Tampa, Florida.

Don't Drink And Go To Meetings * by Dan F.
My Journey To Recovery
Publication Date: June 23, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 19.99 pages; 978-1-4628-8357-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 29.99 pages; 978-1-4628-8358-5
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-8359-2

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