Marion O. R.


Marion was born in Oklahoma City in 1940. He grew up near Mountain Top, Pennsylvania (where the picture was taken and from which this portrait was painted) and, from ages 10 to 16, in Valeda, Kansas. He graduated from KU in Lawrence before moving to Indianapolis when he was 21 years old. He is a biochemist, inventor, information systems analyst and attorney who was blessed with sobriety in 1985. He says his children are his best legacy, all having succeeded reasonably well in their chosen life. They have also produced 24 grandchildren who in turn have produced 20 great grand children to date. He lives in a restored 1900 cottage where he continues to write, invent, practice law, rehearse baritone/bass parts for two choirs, work in a small garden and cook for family and friends.
He publishes this work anonymously in accordance with the Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Those wishing to communicate with the author may reach him by email at


Inside these Rooms
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 41,730. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This book opens the door to closed A.A. meetings just a crack while preserving the anonymity of the members. Its purpose is to let you get a taste of what happens in the meetings. You hear the exact words of the members as filtered through one set of attentive, loving ears. Stories and quotes from members of A.A. and Al Anon are woven together to give you a ring side seat at the meetings.

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Smashwords book reviews by Marion O. R.

  • Prepare for the Harvest on Oct. 28, 2011

    I did some of the editing and I read all of this book prior to its publication. Prepare for the Harvest is the result of a 15 year-long transformation by Amy Allison from a Twelve Stepper successfully dealing with alcohol addiction, but undiagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder to a fully self-aware individual who is dealing well with this discomfiting dual diagnosis. She shares the result of that journey in this daily reading book. Through her writing, she explained to this layman the nature and mystery of this disorder better than any learned treatise might have done. She offers a beacon of hope to recovering persons who know or suspect that the world is topsy turvy because of Borderline Personality Disorder.