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Unread 10-21-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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I am compiling a list of books about recovery for men. I would like to hear from members here. I am sure there are good books to be found. Though I am seeking to make a men's list your suggestions can range widely as long as they address recovery, or spirituality around recovery. It's all good.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Jerry,

Hi - Great idea!

I read 'Addictive Thinking, Understanding Self-Deception" by Abraham J Twerski, M.D. recently. I thought it was very good for me. The book was published by Hazelden.

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Unread 10-21-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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Jerry, Thanks for your help here. I'm sorry to say I haven't read a book on recovery ouside the books in A.A since the guy that was on Opra wrote about his recovery at Hazelton that caused such an uproar. I had read both his books before he was exposed. I look forward to the list. R. Lee
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Unread 10-21-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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R.Lee,

Hi, How's the weather? Any snow yet?

You wouldn't recall the name would you. Just want to make sure he stays off my reading list!

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Unread 11-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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I had posted this to Saint a while back, but the last time I was in 28 day - many of the men were sharing and reading books by Eckart Tolle - "The Power of Now" and "Awakening Your Life's" purpose.
I am sure newer ones have been published since then- sometimes it seems people get on a bandwagon, but like everything take what you can use - leave the rest.

Another one- was more of a pamphlet was required reading by some ( both men and women ) Called " King Baby" , deals with the character traits within us, especially ego. I remember one great guy, was very moved by it, he had been a pro sportsman and learned how to deal with some of the traits he saw in himself through this literature.
Then there is Emmet Fox- The Sermon on the Mount --
"A New Pair of Glasses "is an oldie too.
I realize many of these deal more with spirituality but also finding your purpose in life, maybe not being defined by income, job , status... or other issues that caused much stress which in turn lead alcohol issues.
I think this is a great idea, being in 28 day, just 16 of us, we got to know each other well, I realized men have their issues too, had some very powerful group sessions !
Anyway- Hope this helps. : )

Rlee - That was unfortunate about that guy - I had read both his books too. I actually enjoyed them.
Carrie Fisher has a new book out - she has been very open about her dual diagnosis issues- this new one is ... "Wishful Drinking "- she is an awesome comedy writer/actress - do not know if it is your taste. But it has been a big success so far. I mean if we can't laugh at ourselves sometimes- we would go bananas : 0
Take care, Carly
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Unread 11-08-2009, 11:59 PM   #6
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R.Lee,

Hi, How's the weather? Any snow yet?

You wouldn't recall the name would you. Just want to make sure he stays off my reading list!

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Saint, I just saw your post from some time ago. No snow yet. James Frey was the author. R. Lee
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Unread 11-09-2009, 12:01 AM   #7
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Carly, I have seen Carry Fisher interviewed & enjoyed her openness.
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Unread 11-09-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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Hi Rlee,

"Postcards from the Edge" was a good book, the movie ( even though it starred Meryl Streep " did not do the book Justice- imo.

I might not can wait for her new book to be published in paperback- will try the library and let you know.

Anyway, hope all is well with you and the family. Take care, Carly : )
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Unread 11-09-2009, 10:26 PM   #9
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R.Lee,

Hi - I googled 'James Frey' and as soon as I saw his picture I recognized him.

I read the transcript from his follow up interview with Oprah after he had been called out regarding the discrepancies in his book. I got the sense he wasn't being totally honest/open in that interview either.

An old friend of mine would have paraphrased it as such:
"I won't call him a liar but he's a little careless with the truth".

R.Lee, Carly - Just curious for myself. Did you find his story plausible the first time you read it?


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Unread 11-09-2009, 11:54 PM   #10
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I believed the 1st book. I had read it before he was busted. I didn't get much out of the 2nd. from what I recall. He is the one who has to live with himself.
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