Lee Eide


The author is a survivor in The Great Alcoholism War. His wife Amy Althaus of over 19 years died on November 24, 2006 from damage to several internal organs caused by abusing alcohol everyday for about ten years. Eide quit drinking cold turkey a little over a month after Amy died. He nearly died from alcohol withdrawal and had a NDE in which he thought he'd died. He entered an inpatient recovery program at Fountain Center, completed it and went into a halfway house -- Cochran House -- for three months. He's had stretches of sobriety since, including over 18 months in 2010-2011. It was during this stretch that he wrote "Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, by Understanding Your Ego", a Bible for living beyond any addiction by understanding the true nature of the self

Publishing credits include:

-- "Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, by Understanding Your Ego", August 2012, Lulu, self-help

-- "Dead Man's Plan", June 2007, Xlibris, novel of suspense and drama

-- "He's Paid His Dues", August 1997, Referee magazine, feature article on long-time minor-league umpire Gary Cedarstrom who was promoted to the Big Leagues and has umpired in numerous postseason games as well as nearly 20 full regular MLB seasons

-- "Deadly Magic", January 2000, short story,The Door to Worlds Imagined magazine web site, reprinted by Twilight Times in 2001

-- numerous articles for the Bulletin (Northwest Airlines Federal Credit Union's employee newsletter) from 1994 to 1998;

-- "One Body", May 2000, The Upper Room,

-- "Agent of Darkness", "The Darkness Below" and "Dead Man's Plan", novels, Denlingers Publishers, Ltd., between 1999 and 2002

Eide was born in Minot, North Dakota. He moved to Red Wing, Minnesota in 1973 and has lived in the state ever since. He and wife Amy lived in the Twin Cities for nearly 20 years until Amy's death from alcoholism in November 2006. The author moved back in with his father LaVern a month after her death..It was Amy's death and his own near-death-experience when he quit drinking cold-turkey after moving in with his father that inspired and motivate him to pen "Overcome Any Personal Obstacle, Including Alcoholism, by Understanding Your Ego".

Smashwords Interview

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 http://sobrietybytamingyourego.WordPress.com. 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.
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Where to find Lee Eide online


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.
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.