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From rock bottom to recovery — the son of veteran broadcaster Bill Moyers chronicles his life-shattering battle with addiction and the hard-won fight for recovery

William Cope Moyers has come a long, long way. In 1994, he lay on the floor of an Atlanta crack house. His father had put together a search party. His worried family waited at home where Moyers had left them when he embarked on yet another binge. From that lowly, drug-hazed night, Moyers went on to become an executive at the Hazelden Foundation and travels far and wide to talk about addiction and treatment.

Broken tells the story of what happened between then and now — from growing up the privileged son of Bill Moyers to his descent into alcoholism and drug addiction, his numerous stabs at getting clean, his many relapses, and how he managed to survive. Harrowing and wrenching, Broken paints a picture of a man with every advantage who nonetheless found himself spiraling into a dark and life-threatening abyss. But unlike other memoirs of its kind, Broken emerges into the clear light of Moyers's recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction. Beautifully written with a deep underlying spirituality, this is a missive of hope for the scores of Americans struggling with addiction — and an honest and inspiring account that proves the spiritual insight that we are strongest at the broken places.

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"The prodigal son of Bill Moyers, the exemplary broadcast journalist, wrecked a bright career at CNN and deserted his family in 1994, hitting bottom as a 'thirty-five-year-old crack addict.' The lurid appeal of his story hinges largely on Moyers's munificent, even saintly father, and the train-wreck spectacle of his son's fall from grace. Moyers conveys with black humor the rapturous allure of substance abuse: 'cocaine owned me, body and soul,' he writes. It lures him back even after stints in rehab, brushes with death and lucky breaks. As his habit skids out of control, Moyers dodges punishment with smug hauteur. He enjoys plum reporting assignments as a fortunate son and plays the role of 'solid, sincere recovering alcoholic,' while persisting in his unrepentant behavior. Moyers hits his stride in evocations of his muddled, though quasi-methodical, mindset: the vertiginous pull of addiction, the powerful delusions of denial and the double-edged sword of legacy, which proves a potent enabler. His father, who addresses him in heartfelt letters excerpted at length, looms throughout as both reproving shadow and divine light. Photos. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Unlike other memoirs of its kind, Broken emerges into the clear light of Moyers's recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction.

Synopsis:

William Cope Moyers, son of respected broadcaster Bill Moyers, shares his personal story of addiction and how he went from the depths of alcoholism and drug addiction to becoming an executive at the Hazelden Foundation. Unlike other memoirs of its kind, "Broken" emerges into the clear light of Moyers's recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction.

Synopsis:

The son of respected broadcaster Bill Moyers shares his personal story of addiction, telling how he went from the depths of alcoholism and drug addiction to becoming an executive at the Hazelden Foundation, where he works tirelessly to change the politics of addiction.

Synopsis:

An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does

Inside Rehab is the first book to give readers a thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insider’s view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. It examines its strengths and weaknesses while exploring the disturbing gap between best practice and reality.

Respected health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher visited fifteen addiction treatment facilities, from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity rehabs; from the sites of the renowned Twelve-Step centers to several unconventional programs.

Drawing on cutting-edge research as well as hundreds of interviews with clients and staffers, Inside Rehab tells the stories of real people facing the challenges of addiction and shatters a number of longheld myths, including “rehab is

necessary for most people to recover from addictions;” “highly trained professionals provide most of the treatment in addiction programs;” and “drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict.”

But Fletcher’s most important finding is the alarming discrepancy between the treatments being employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by leading experts and supported by scientific research.

For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one, Inside Rehab is essential reading, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.

Synopsis:

Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, Broken is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires with virtually every page. The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death-and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his shame, transform his life, and dedicate himself to changing America's politics of addiction.

About the Author

William Cope Moyers is the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. He is a former newspaper journalist and writer for CNN.

Katherine Ketcham has coauthored twelve books, seven on the subject of drugs, addiction, and recovery. Her books have sold more than 1.3 million copies.

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mr.beans715, May 17, 2008 (view all comments by mr.beans715)
I absolutely loved it. I could not put it down. I highly recommend any book lover to read it. Anybody that has been addicted to any type of drug can relate. While reading this book, I laughed, I cried, I felt sorrow for Moyers. Outstanding job to Moyers.
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onfire4jesus87, May 13, 2008 (view all comments by onfire4jesus87)
this was a very interesting book, I could not put it down.
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strotherss, August 14, 2007 (view all comments by strotherss)
I have not read the book but I would like to get it for someone very close to me who is struggling with addiction. The person I am close to seems to have given up hope and this book sounds as if it is inspiring and would let him know that he can overcome his addiction.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670037896
Subtitle:
My Story of Addiction and Redemption
Author:
William Cope Moyers and Katherine Ketcham
With:
Ketcham, Katherine
Author:
Moyers, William Cope
Author:
Ketcham, Katherine
Author:
Fletcher, Anne M.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Rehabilitation
Subject:
Recovering addicts
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Addictions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070828
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w photo insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The prodigal son of Bill Moyers, the exemplary broadcast journalist, wrecked a bright career at CNN and deserted his family in 1994, hitting bottom as a 'thirty-five-year-old crack addict.' The lurid appeal of his story hinges largely on Moyers's munificent, even saintly father, and the train-wreck spectacle of his son's fall from grace. Moyers conveys with black humor the rapturous allure of substance abuse: 'cocaine owned me, body and soul,' he writes. It lures him back even after stints in rehab, brushes with death and lucky breaks. As his habit skids out of control, Moyers dodges punishment with smug hauteur. He enjoys plum reporting assignments as a fortunate son and plays the role of 'solid, sincere recovering alcoholic,' while persisting in his unrepentant behavior. Moyers hits his stride in evocations of his muddled, though quasi-methodical, mindset: the vertiginous pull of addiction, the powerful delusions of denial and the double-edged sword of legacy, which proves a potent enabler. His father, who addresses him in heartfelt letters excerpted at length, looms throughout as both reproving shadow and divine light. Photos. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Unlike other memoirs of its kind, Broken emerges into the clear light of Moyers's recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction.
"Synopsis" by , William Cope Moyers, son of respected broadcaster Bill Moyers, shares his personal story of addiction and how he went from the depths of alcoholism and drug addiction to becoming an executive at the Hazelden Foundation. Unlike other memoirs of its kind, "Broken" emerges into the clear light of Moyers's recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction.
"Synopsis" by , The son of respected broadcaster Bill Moyers shares his personal story of addiction, telling how he went from the depths of alcoholism and drug addiction to becoming an executive at the Hazelden Foundation, where he works tirelessly to change the politics of addiction.
"Synopsis" by ,
An eye-opening tour of the addiction treatment industry explores the gap between what should happen and what does

Inside Rehab is the first book to give readers a thoughtful, sensitive, and bracingly honest insider’s view of the drug and alcohol rehab industry in America. It examines its strengths and weaknesses while exploring the disturbing gap between best practice and reality.

Respected health and medical writer Anne M. Fletcher visited fifteen addiction treatment facilities, from outpatient programs for the indigent to famous celebrity rehabs; from the sites of the renowned Twelve-Step centers to several unconventional programs.

Drawing on cutting-edge research as well as hundreds of interviews with clients and staffers, Inside Rehab tells the stories of real people facing the challenges of addiction and shatters a number of longheld myths, including “rehab is

necessary for most people to recover from addictions;” “highly trained professionals provide most of the treatment in addiction programs;” and “drugs should not be used to treat a drug addict.”

But Fletcher’s most important finding is the alarming discrepancy between the treatments being employed at many rehab centers and the treatments recommended by leading experts and supported by scientific research.

For people seeking quality care for themselves or a loved one, Inside Rehab is essential reading, offering a wealth of accurate information and wise guidance.

"Synopsis" by ,
Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, Broken is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires with virtually every page. The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death-and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his shame, transform his life, and dedicate himself to changing America's politics of addiction.

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