20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Awesome, user-friendly intro to AA,
This review is from: Living Sober (Paperback)
This is an AA book addressed not to members but to people who are in deep trouble with alcohol and don't know where to turn.
Long before I joined AA, my sister gave me this book (hint, hint). I was a little huffy about it at first; all I knew about AA was that you could never drink again.
I expected preachiness. And at the time I thought I was a disgusting female drunk and I expected to be treated as such in the book. But from the beginning, the tone of the book was so kind that it made me less afraid of AA.
I know some reviewers found it simplistic, but given that its audience was composed largely of practicing alcoholics, I think it was just right.
I know that this is by far the most useful book I've read for people who are pretty sure their drinking is not normal,but are still afraid to seek help.
I can't recommend it highly enough.