Category: Book Reviews

Bill White

Recovery Rising – Review

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...

Books

Each Breath a Gift – Review

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...

We Agnostics

Critique of Chapter 4 – We Agnostics

By Paul W. Allow me to set the stage, so to speak. I love Alcoholics Anonymous. I want AA to succeed and to continue its good work. I know that the secular AA groups...

Female Memoirs

My Top Five Female Recovery Memoirs

By Regina Walker Originally published on February 2, 2016 in The Fix Approximately a year ago, I wrote a piece for The Fix on my Top Four Recovery Memoirs. All four of the books...

A Secular Sobriety

A Secular Sobriety – Review

“Here is what I think it might have looked like if it were written in a secular manner with the sole intention of promoting sobriety and not religious conversion.” Dale K. (Page 44)  By...

Each Breath

Each Breath a Gift

Foreword By Joe C Songwriter, broadcaster and author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life Storytelling, vulnerable and sincere storytelling, unites us. More than just an ageless form of teaching and entertaining,...

Believe

The Daily Reflections

By life-j This is not the first time you may have heard me being down on the Daily Reflections, and it won’t be the last, but I’m going to approach it a bit more...

Giant Book

Is AA Literature Too Antiquated?

By Dee Young Originally published on The Fix on November 25, 2015 In 77 years and four editions, the Big Book’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions has remained completely unchanged. But most people seem...

Blackout

The Anatomy of a Blackout

By Kelly F. Originally published on August 11, 2015, on The Adventures of a Sober Senorita. If you haven’t heard of the book, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank To Forget, by Sarah Hepola...

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors

Reviewed by life-j This is maybe the most engaging recovery book I have ever read. OK, recovery writing does not get much better than the beginning couple of pages of Chapter 3 of the...

Social World

The Social World of Alcoholics Anonymous

Reviewed by Nigel S. I would like to begin by stating the obvious. I have no credentials to shake at the content on this book, only an admission that I am an alcoholic with short...

Survivors

Survivors of Addiction

This is a review of the book Survivors of Addiction: Narratives of Recovery by Mary Addenbrooke. It was originally published in The Journal of Analytical Psychology, Volume 57, Issue 3, 2012. This is an...

Do Tell!

Foreword – Do Tell!

Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA shares the “experience, strength and hope” of 15 women and 15 men in recovery in AA, none of whom “came to believe” that an interventionist deity was...

Share

Share Magazine

Share is the official magazine of Alcoholics Anonymous in England and Wales, and is published monthly. Its thirty six pages are a source of sober views and ideas on the world-wide fellowship and its...