The Only Life I Could Save: A Memoir

The Only Life

Review By Linda Farris Kurtz Many readers will recognize Katherine Ketcham’s name from the sixteen books she has co-authored with other writers: Under the Influence with James Milam and The Spirituality of Imperfection with Ernest Kurtz to name but two. The Only Life I Could Save: A Memoir is Kathy’s … Continue reading

Why Critique the Big Book?

Critique Featured

By Paul W. To begin, let’s define “critique.”  It is a critical examination or discussion; an examination of the merits or faults of a literary work. In my critiques of the Big Book, I focus on its faults. My critiques are intended to stimulate thought and discussion, especially from those … Continue reading

Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth

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A Review by Thomas B. According to Forbes Magazine, some 85 books are published in the US every hour. That’s hundreds of thousands of new titles each year — 744,600 to be precise, plus another 2,040 every four years during leap year! I spent an hour or so Googling memoirs, … Continue reading

Recovery Rising – Review

Bill White

Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy by William L. White Review by Linda Farris Kurtz, MSW, DPA, Emeritus Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work I first met Bill White on October 6, 1995 when he arrived at our house to meet with Ernie to … Continue reading

Each Breath a Gift – Review

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By Jan A. Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question. ~ ee cummings The first quote is used as the tag line after Thomas’ signature in his emails. I always want to respond with Rilke’s quote, but it’s not as pithy. It’s the difference between poetry and prose. I … Continue reading