I'll admit, I was not familiar with ForeWord Reviews—a magazine that focuses on independent bookstores. But I was pleased and impressed with their review of the new book, which comes out in about six weeks. I thought the reviewer really captured the tone and spirit of the book. This will be in the fall issue.
What a great review. Congratulations! I can't wait to read the book.ReplyDelete
Will thenbook be all poems and such? Any original content and maybe an update? Was it really 10 years ago? I remember I went to the now defunct Borders and read it cover to vover in 8 hours. In my top 5 books I ever read (Yes I bought the book after reading it). A great biography, Otis Liquors and the U turn on Route 43. What a chapter I wish you never wrote about politics!ReplyDelete
Me too (regarding politics) but it seems necessary. Each chapter starts with a few pages on the various topics -- early recovery, AA, family, etc. There's nothing personal, per se, in it--I wanted it to be generally useful to most people.Delete
I too found the first book a great read and am looking forward to "Out of the Wreck I Rise." But I hope it's not entirely the case that there's "nothing personal in it." Its intensely personal nature is one of the things that made "Drunkard" one of the best memoirs of addiction since Thomas De Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium Eater."ReplyDelete
Let me correct myself. There are many deeply personal, beautifully expressed thoughts in it. Just none of them by or about me.Delete