Books tagged: alcoholism

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How to Stay Sober When You'd Rather Be Dead
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery
Sybil struggles to stay sober via 12-step meetings full of trite slogans and overly friendly recovering alcoholics who are the last people she’d ever choose to be around. Using toys and dolls to depict the despair of addiction and journey into recovery, this irreverent, secular photo-journal shows anyone can recover if they don’t take themselves too seriously.
Everything I Never Wanted to Be
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,810. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Everything I Never Wanted to Be is the true story of a family's battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Any story filled with alcoholics and drug addicts includes a number of horrific events, but in the end, this is an uplifting story that can change behavior and save lives--and make you laugh along the way. "Raw and funny." -- Joel Stein, Time Magazine "Like a maelstrom." -- ForeWord Review
Recovering from Someone Else's Addiction
Price: $3.79 USD. Words: 24,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Codependency
In this raw, first-person account, Katherine White frankly discusses the strain her teenage son's drug addiction put on her and her family. Written in the style of a friend talking to a friend, this honest discussion offers hope, comfort and support to those struggling with the addiction or alcoholism of a loved one, no matter what the loved one's age or relationship.
The Rubber Knife Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,780. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Rubber Knife Gang is a funny, caustic, heart-wrenching series of essays written by a mother raising three boys in the wake of their father’s stunning decline. Amidst the maelstrom of his abuse, alcoholism, mental illness and abandonment, she writes of their plight with humor and pathos, as she charts their struggles and triumphs as they attempt to enter manhood without a map or compass.
The Night Friends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Inspired by a real-life crime that shocked New York City in the late 1990s, "The Night Friends" unfolds in the shadowy netherworld of Central Park after dark. After a chance encounter, a lonely, troubled man becomes friendly with three misfit teenagers who see the park as their refuge—until a series of fraught misunderstandings leads to a nightmarish final scene of hallucinatory intensity.
Mine, Yours, and Ours, Addiction and Compulsivity in Couples and Couple Therapy
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
Addiction & compulsivity often enter couple therapy. "Mine" or "yours" obscure addiction that is "ours." Addiction’s shadow sabotages "logical" therapy. The therapist can avoid stalemate arguing the "addict" label. Co-addiction is examined for mutual processes including attachment & family/cultural models. The therapist is the psycho-educator, witness, predictor, & planner for inevitable relapse.
Hostile Affairs in Kansas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,160. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nineteen year old Frances lives a simple life on the farm with her family until an accident happens, and she is left lying on the ground unconscious, and bleeding. When she wakes she finds herself in the hospital unable to remember who she is. She notices people staring at her and she recognizes no one.
The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders
The case of Jeffrey Dahmer discusses the life of Jeffrey Dahmer from his disturbing acts as a child to his murderous rampage and up to his death while a prison inmate. In all Jeffrey Dahmer would commit 17 murders and be convicted on 15 of these counts. It may be the lack of treatment for Jeffrey Dahmer’s paraphilias would contribute to his disturbing and violent personality.
Why you drink and How to stop: Journey to Freedom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,590. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
Why some people drink destructively has puzzled many people for a long time. Why do you wake up promising yourself you will never do it again, but doing it over and over? Or why does your loved one continue to self-destruct, even if they promise to stop? If you are a problem drinker or love someone who is – then this book is for you.
Leaving the Rest
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
In Leaving the Rest, gay men open up and share their own personal experiences of being a gay alcoholic/addict and living as a sober gay man, including experiences leading to and following recovery.Addiction and recovery are often life-changing and lifelong issues for many gay men.