Brilliant Mind, Alcoholic Monster Struggle in New Book About Addiction

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Author Ronald R. Schur, Jr’s ‘Feeding the Monster’ highlights a unique path to personal survival and sobriety.

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For author Ronald Schur, a brilliant mind born in the flux of exiting hippies and the social entry of disco fanatics, alcohol was always a social lubricant and came to be as important to him as oil and gas are to a automobile's engine. The slow process to full blown alcoholic was a sometimes secretive, sometimes blistering path, common to alcoholics and addicts, but always giving credence to the cliché, “A goldfish rarely knows he lives in a fishbowl.” Come and take this inspirational journey with author Ronald Schur in his memoir, “Feeding the Monster,” and share his struggles and triumphs on the road to sobriety.

In January of 1990, the author started what became another reason to drink and be the life of the part–his law practice. Soon, clients and friends, and social activities surrounded the use and abuse of alcohol, and of course, drugs. When his father became terminally ill, and his marriage was a mess and in part a casualty of his addiction, his alcohol and drug use spiraled out of control.

Add a second marriage, pain pills from numerous surgeries washed down by Vodka, and a relentless disease that has its own survival techniques and desire to thrive, and Ronald Schur’s life fell apart and he prayed for death, like so many before him. However, the desire of this family man to change, a sober network and a forgiving community were just what he needed to tame the alcoholic demon and its monsters from within.    

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About the Author

Ronald Schur was born in 1963, the end of the Hippie era, beginning of Disco era, and the continuation of a happy and free society. It was socially acceptable to drink and drug recreationally. In 1983, Schur received his first college degree, in 1985 his second, and in 1988 his Juris Doctorate of Law from Syracuse. His first marriage produced four children, his second marriage, twins.

Feeding the Monster * by Ronald R. Schur Jr.
Publication Date: October 16, 2013
Trade Paperback; $12.99; 86 pages; 978-1-4836-7545-9
Trade Hardback; $15.99; 86 pages; 978-1-4836-7546-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-7547-3

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