Category: Book Reviews

Reviews and excerpts of books, films and other materials, both electronic and print.

About Being Here

Introduction By Roger C. life-j is the author of a book published 12 days ago on Amazon, About Being Here. And he is my friend. We have known each other since early in 2013....

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God

Review by Heather C. Staying Sober Without God is an exciting addition to the growing body of literature which approaches sobriety from a non-religious point of view. Author, therapist and former addict Jeffrey Munn...

Chapter 10

Critique of Chapter 10 – To Employers

Rigorous commonsense is by no means obvious to much of the world.  Indeed, commonsense sometimes requires ceaseless vigilance in its defense. Richard Dawkins By Paul W. The prior critiques by Clara M., life-j, and...

Stage II Recovery

Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction

I count my emotional sobriety from the time I became involved with Earnie’s message. Mary L, a member of AA By life-j Here’s the book we’ve all been waiting for. Or rather, it’s been...

Blackout

What Happens During an Alcoholic Blackout?

Excessive drinking can interrupt the brain’s ability to form memories. By Ruben Castaneda Originally published on Oct. 8, 2018, US News and World Report Sarah Hepola experienced her first blackout from drinking when she...

The Five Keys

The Five Keys – 12 Step Recovery Without A God

This article is a question and answer session between Roger C. of AA Agnostica and Archer Voxx, author of The Five Keys – 12 Step Recovery Without A God and Alcoholics Anonymous – Universal...

Liv's Recovery Kitchen

8 Essential Books on Addiction and Recovery

By Olivia Pennelle Originally published on The Fix on Dec 5, 2018 Addiction recovery books have been fundamental to my recovery from substance use disorder, codependency, mental illness, and complex PTSD. They’re more than...

Twelve Featured

Twelve Secular Steps: An Addiction Recovery Guide

By Chris G. This short book (117 pages) by Bill W., no relation to THE Bill W., is a very timely addition to secular addiction literature for several reasons. First of all, it recognises...

One Big Tent

Review by Thomas B. A most auspicious event took place during the opening Panel of the recent third Biennial International Secular AA Conference that took place during August 24 through 26 in Toronto, Canada...

Everyone's an addict

Everyone’s an Addict

By Vince Hawkins My latest book, Everyone’s an Addict, is many things. It might be seen as a good cop/bad cop approach to treating addiction in the sense that it is spiritual and comforting...