Category: Book Reviews

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

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God: Three Years Later

By Jeffrey Munn I started writing Staying Sober Without God in May of 2018. My intention for writing the book was to put my interpretation of the 12 steps into an easy-to-understand, relatively brief...

Modern 12 Step Recovery

A Review by John B. Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Glenn Rader has shown us you can give an old program a new look. Using a friendly and factual...

Pathways to Recovery and Desistance

Scientific study from a book about Recovery Pathways: Measurable factors that can improve or impede our outcome rates Review by Joe C. David Best’s Pathways to Recovery and Desistance: The role of the social...

The Little Book – Second Edition

by Roger C PREAMBLE AA Agnostica has now published a total of ten books in the last eight years. And the last two of these ten were just published and are now available! These...

Présentation du Petit livre jaune

par Louise B PRÉAMBULE Tout s’est passé vite. À l’été 2020, un membre d’Ottawa habitué des groupes AA laïcs de sa ville me tient un discours statistique sur l’appartenance religieuse de la population générale...

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF LISTENING

Life Lessons and Inspiration For All of Life’s Struggles From the Collective Wisdom of People in Recovery Review by Thomas B. My name is Thomas and I am an alcoholic. I have been sober...

Sober Focus – The True Face of Alcohol

 A review by Diane I The author, Elvi, paints a very grim picture of our relationship with alcohol. The book is divided into two sections. Part 1 is called Alcohol and Society and it...

What is a person’s best self?

By Lisa M. Najavits, PhD What is a person’s best self? There are different possible versions of you, and life experiences can bring out better or worse versions. Addiction brings out worse versions. So...

How It Works Without A God

By John B Can a drunk expect happiness to emerge from recovery? My answer would have been a resounding YES as I floated out of a 12 step oriented treatment episode on a pink...

Sober a Long Time – Now What?

By Jeanine Bassett A few years ago, I perused the literature table at a local AA conference (HOWL in Hood River, Oregon).  Noting the daily meditation books, many of which I’d been reading for...

Finding Your Best Self

This slightly edited review was initially published in April of 2018 in The Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. It applies to both the first and second editions of the book. Review...

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...