Category: Book Reviews

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

12 Smart Things

Emotional Sobriety

Review by Archer Voxx During the past few years, one of the areas I have focused my personal recovery on is emotional sobriety. It is a subject that I am passionate about. The book...

Universe

Recovery in AA Need Not Be “Yahweh or the Highway”

By Charles Troe Author of We Are That We Are We Are That We Are, Theism, Spiritualism, Naturalism and a Path to Spiritual Existentialism is a largely autobiographical book. It is not, however, a...

Humanly Possible – Stories of Secular Recovery

In LifeRing, the recovering person — that miraculous, precious, capable human being — is considered the protagonist of their own recovery. Review by life-j LifeRing just put out a new book, Humanly Possible, so...

Staying Sober Without God

Recovering Without God

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Three: Recovering Without God What is Recovery? Before we start getting into the secular approach to recovery, it’s probably a good idea to talk about what the term “recovery”...

The Common Sense of Drinking and Alcoholics Anonymous

An alcoholic should always realize that he himself does the actual work which produces the actual cure… The Common Sense of Drinking By Charlie M. I find it unlikely that Bill Wilson or other...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God – What is Addiction?

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Two: What is Addiction? Some folk in recovery will have you believe that addiction is a relatively simple thing. It is sometimes referred to as a “two-fold disease,” being...

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...