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    Neil Steinberg(Author)

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"A compelling read, sad and wistful and breathtakingly forthright."--Chicago Magazine
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his ambivalent struggle to embrace sobriety. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy cannot reverse the toll taken by decades of hard drinking. As Steinberg claws his way through recovery, grieves the loss of the drink, and tries to shore up his faltering marriage, he is confronted by the greatest test he has ever faced, and finds himself in the process. Steinberg's gripping memoir is a frank and often painfully funny account of the stark-yet-common realities of a disease that affects millions.

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  • PDF | 270 pages
  • Neil Steinberg(Author)
  • Dutton Books (19 Jun. 2008)
  • English
  • 10
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By tightasda on 5 April 2012

    This is by an old-style "hard-drinking" Chigago newspaperman i.e. pissed everyday for decades and always drunk when he got home, always drunk at any family / social occasion (his wife was never drunk, I think he would have been outraged if she was). Oh, and and had children thru all of this.Steinburg was arrested when he hit his wife when drunk and she called the cops on him; he was arrested, jailed, forced to attend a sobriety program and suspended from his job. He had earned his living up until then with a weekly column in a Chigago newspaper entirely about his happy family life - the kind of "rueful" would-be-humerous tripe that US columnists have been turning out for decades. So his arrest (and subsequent publicity) obviously faced him with a dilemma (i.e. how do I now turn a buck). This book would seem to be his first tentative answer.Its the storey of his "journey" to sobriety via AA and seems to be his answer to that professional dilemma (what the f*** do I write about now?). I must admit, I found it up-chuckingly repulsive. His disdain for other AA members he was forced to associate with - well, etc etc really, it all stinks, I could go on for pages (he forgives himeself everything, he's a keen critic of others behavior, you get the type?).And I got the feeling thoughout that he is still a very very angry man (mainly becuase he keeps saying how angry his is / was, at his wife for reporting him to the cops when he hit her, LOL, - although in the last chapter, everything is ok of course, and he loves her dearly).It left me with the feeling that at least the womens movement achieved one thing - 40 years ago he'd have got aways with this indefinately. With a good lawyer, she brought him to heel. But really, its a worthless book by a not very pleasant man.


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