How I Became My Father...a Drunk
by William G. Borchert
Pub Date 19 Oct 2015
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This book gives you all aspects of addiction and recovery. Thank you Bill for being a pioneer in this recovery movement!! THANK YOU!!!!
This inspiring and courageous memoir probes the intimate details of a family devastated by the disease of alcoholism, and blessed by recovery.
Borchert wrote the screenplay of My Name Is Bill W, the most-watched television movie ever made. “I am a fan of neither pain nor discomfort, which is what this effort of disgorging the past entailed,”
Borchert reports. “But some very good friends finally convinced me over a period of time that sharing my own experiences, in addition to the generous input from those in my family closest to me, could offer hope to other alcoholics and show families devastated by the disease that there is a way out.
In an age when there are still more than 44,000,000 alcoholics affecting at least eight others around them, over 200,000,000 people are looking for help. That is a plague. My personal experience with this disease proves there is help available as well as a pathway to a new life beyond their wildest dreams.”
The author of eight books and producer of other successful films, Borchert not only wrote the Bill W story about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, starring James Woods, James Garner and JoBeth Williams but also the highly acclaimed movie, When Love Is Not Enough, about the founding of Al-Anon, starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper. The author and screenwriter said his new book was by its very nature even more difficult to write.
An emotional and informative reading experience for anyone interested in alcoholism. Bill, in his writing, vividly portrays how alcoholism not only affects the individual but also those around. The expressive sharing of his thoughts, emotions, and perception carried me on an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. Following explicit details of personal and family devastation is a wonderful message of hope for those whose lives have been touched by this disease. 5 Star Review Amazon