The Next to Last Drink

About a professional man caught in the trap of addiction after using alcohol as a remedy for anxiety. He uses will power to stay sober but anxiety surges out of control. Safe medications do not relieve his nervousness and they diminish his libido. He's at the crossroads in search of an anxiety-specific medication. An anonymous diary tests his faith but he fears giving in to a higher power More

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Words: 55,140
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452404547
About Lois Mathieu

Lois Mathieu is a fiction writer in Connecticut. She earned a B.A. degree from Syracuse University in New York and a Master's of English at Trinity College in Connecticut. Her poems and poetry reviews have been published in fine literary journals and anthologies. She received the Joseph E. Brodine Award of First Prize presented by The Connecticut Poetry Society.

Her novel, THE NEXT TO LAST DRINK, is named to Kirkus Review's BEST OF 2012, and is described in this 2012 Kirkus Review: "Mathieu has a grasp on both the despair and the attendant ennui that accompany the fight for sobriety, and she's able to effectively express the struggle."

Her novel, DEBUT - Song for My Birth Mother, is about irrevocable loss when a newborn baby is given up for adoption and how that is experienced by all parties involved.

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