Interview with Lee Eide

Describe your desk
My desk is usually the recliner in my living roomm. But sometiendo it is Caribou or a bus seat or the Wal-Mart employee break room.
What's the story behind your latest book?
"The Bad Path to Enlightenment and Sobriety" is a compilation of all the "Breaking Bad"-related blog posts published on my "Join the Spiritual Evolution" blog at That is my favorite regular (i.e.-not animated) TV series ever. "Archer" is my hands-down favorite shows.

I streamed every "Bad" episode of the series on my old iPhone over the course of 2 1/2 months. In each post, after thoroughly but succinctly recapping the plot, I show how Walter White's actions illustrate the theme and principles in my first self-help book, "Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, by Understand Your Ego".

About two years after publishing my last "bad" post, it occurred to me that I probably had a book's worth of material. So I compiled all the posts and sure enough, there were around 330 pages.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After my wife of over 19 years, Amy Althaus, died at the age of 41 from abusing alcohol on daily abais for ground ten years and my own alcohol-related hell, I was struggling to understand how and why Amy and I kept on drinking to excess despite the obvious and severe misery it was causing.

Then while reading Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth", I had a come-toJesus moment: the reason Amy and I could continúe abusing alcohol despite how much it was ruining our lived was because we had come to believe that drinking to excess was an integral part of our self-identify.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Realizing I had an insight into the human condition and was able to eloquently and effectively share that with others. I define an insight as "finally listening to God instead of only the limited voices of human beings."
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm not talented or proficient enough (yet) to have fans. I would call them enthusiastic supporters. One day I hope to have fans.
What are you working on next?
I have unfinished projects to finish and completed projects that need marketing and promotion to bring them onto the literary, cinematic or theatrical stage.

"World-Mart: A Musical Love Story" falls into the last category. It's a satiric look at both my current employer and musicals in general. More info on my blog.

"The Unhappy Hour is a movie script with tagline "With great power comes great power and sometimes an uncontrollable urge to drink." More info at

A related project is making a comic-book script from the "The Unhappy Hour" movie script.

Lastly, I want to resurrect "The Darkness Below", a print-on-demand sci-fi/speculative fiction novel published in 2000. My publisher went out of business in 2004 or so. I believe if I trim the novel's length and clean up some sloppy passages I believe it will have tremendous sales potential.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working in Produce at Wal-Mart, watching Roku ("Archer", Breaking Bad", "The Rick", etc.), bowling, golfing, reading, learning about investing, and spending time with beloved cat, Shaggy II.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Right now, five out seven days of the week, it's to do my "It's Another Day in Giant Retailer Paradise" gig. But I'm strivng to elevate writing from merely a passion into a passion-driven business.

Then what will motivate me to get out of bed each day will be to help others triumph over addictive and obsessive behaviors through my nonfiction writing and inspire and enlighten through my fiction writing. As I wrote in one of my "Join the Spiritual Evolution: Live Beyond Your Ego" blog posts, although very few of us go to theater to watch tragedies like people used to do, people still crave a really well-executed tragedy. That's why "Breaking Bad" was so popular. Similarly, I strive to write great novels that go beyond entertaining and inspire and enlighten at the same time.
How do you discover the eboñoks you read?
Mostly through and randomly through Internet searches.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
As stated earlier I wrote a vampire-detective novel entitled "The Fine Line" in 1988 or 1989.
Published 2017-09-11.
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Books by This Author

Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, by Understanding Your Ego
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Most flexible, powerful self-help book on the market; helps cure any addiction: drinking, drugs, smoking, gambling, etc. It addresses the deepest levels of self-identity, which either promotes enlightenment and happiness or pain and misery. Traces root cause of the Seven Deadly Sins to an overly strong ego and conversely traces Seven Virtues to a deconstructed ego.
The (Breaking) Bad Path to Enlightenment & Sobriety
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,030. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
A how-to guide to stay or get sober by learning from Walter White's mistakes throughout the epic "Breaking Bad" series. A Shakespearean tragedy framed in modern terms is used to promote sobriety and a clean lifestyle. Entertainment, inspiration and enlightenment all in one book.