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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.
Christopher Kennedy Lawford has written a fascinating and deeply moving book. It's also a painful one to read, because Lawford spares neither himself nor those around him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carol Hubbard
It was OK--I wish that there had been more about his addictions than other peoples.Published 2 months ago by AABNST/11
Excellent insight into the problem of overcoming drug addiction. Well written.Published 3 months ago by NEW TRIER 49
Gave the book to a friend near rock bottom. The person liked the book and found it helpful.Published 3 months ago by Perry Luzwick