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An extraordinarily honest memoir about the life of a functioning alcoholic and the realities of recovery from a veteran columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times

Neil Steinberg loves his wife. He loves his two young sons. He loves his job and his ramshackle old farmhouse in the suburbs. But he also loves to drink, a passion that rolls merrily along for twenty-five years until one terrible night when his two worlds collide and shatter.

Drunkard is the story of one manas fall down the rabbit hole of alcoholism, and his slow crawl back out. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy cannot reverse the toll decades of vigorous drinking take on oneas soul. In clear, distinctive, honest, and funny prose, Steinberg comes to grips with his actions, rebuilds his marriage, and reclaims his life.

Unlike outlandish tales of addictionas extremes, Steinbergas story is a regular personas account of the stark-yet-common realities of a problem faced by millions around the world. Drunkard is an important addition to the pantheon of critically acclaimed, bestselling memoirs such as The Tender Bar, Drinking: A Love Story, and Smashed,

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"Drunkard" is an extraordinarily honest memoir about the life of a functioning alcoholic and the realities of recovery from a veteran columnist for the "Chicago Sun-Times."

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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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Neil Steinberg is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the author of five previous books.

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gwennie1201, August 4, 2011 (view all comments by gwennie1201)
Steinberg pulls no punches as to his love of drinking and the depths he sunk to in sneaking around to keep his addiction alive. His blunt honesty is what every person suffering from alcohol addiction, as well as everyone who loves an alcoholic, needs to hear. The long road to sobriety is not an easy one for this reporter, but he does make it and this reader was supporting him the whole way, even if at times shaking my head with disguest over the things he did in active addiction.
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ISBN:
9780452295438
Author:
Steinberg, Neil
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Alcoholism
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.32x.62 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , "Drunkard" is an extraordinarily honest memoir about the life of a functioning alcoholic and the realities of recovery from a veteran columnist for the "Chicago Sun-Times."
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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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