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In his New York Times bestselling memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal, Christopher Kennedy Lawford chronicled his deep descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his subsequent hard-won journey back to sobriety, which he has maintained for more than twenty years. The overwhelming response his book received impressed upon Lawford the number of people struggling to find their own way back from addiction and the need to share their stories. The histories gathered here are the recollections of lives snatched back from the brink of a precipice so wide and deep it threatened to engulf them.
Moments of Clarity includes stories from men and women, young and old, across all barriers of celebrity, color, and class. Represented in these pages are the singer and the actress, the writer and the anchorman, the man from the movie screen and the woman who lives down the street. This book brings together a myriad of different moments, all with the common understanding of where these men and women have been and where they must go. As they bravely share their stories, they shed light not only on their own experiences but also on the journey we all take as human beings who are trying to make sense of our world.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I was surprised to find that Lawford is a fine writer and this book was a very enjoyable experience.
I would recommend this book to those who have family members suffering with this disease and need to understand the pain and hopelessness felt by those they love.
I am thankful for Mr. Lawford for putting this book together and for all of the people that had the courage to come forward and tell their stories.
Addiction runs in my family and the stories really personalize the difficulty of overcoming addiction. Read morePublished 19 days ago by John M. Rivett
Need a meeting and cant get to one?? read a story from this book , its like going to a speaker meeting LOVE IT and im 16 yrs cln n sbrPublished 26 days ago by Lance Lehne
It's always good to hear how people figure out how to get sober, as it gives others hope for their own problems and a feeling of "camaraderie", even if from a distance.Published 1 month ago by Cathy
This is the 4th book I bought. I keep buying it for people in my life. You don't have to be an addict/alcoholic to read this. It's an unbelievable read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James T. Bueter
As an addictions counselor for over 20 years, I heard many similar stories of addiction and recovery, a lot of which moved me to tears, and this was no exception. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MickieMac
Full of Truth. A must read to understand the disease of addiction. A Teacher of compassionate understanding and forgiveness into the addicted that you love.Published 4 months ago by Sam Kory
the stories were very interesting. I am not an addict but have family members who struggle it gave me insight to the addict's point of viewPublished 5 months ago by Deborah Meadows
Absolutely excellent! A must-read for anyone who knows or loves anyone suffering from addiction (isn't that all of us?). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Diane A. Poole
This book was a disaster on my Kindle Fire. It started out ok, but then all of the sudden it would skip pages, or be in the middle of a previous page, then the pages started... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Avid Reader