Top positive review
Should be required reading
July 4, 2014
At first I thought the words seemed discouraging to a reader who may be just starting out in abstinence, but Scott has great respect for the disease. He is very frank, which is obviously what people need if they are to hear the message. The book is well-researched with a good amount of personal experience. We need more people from the author's demographic (working professionals) to tell their story in order to let the country know that there is another way to live. People are dying from alcohol. I like the way he compares it to smoking and the national movement to promote health by quitting.
The money involved in the alcohol industry is certainly a driver in the whole equation, and as he presents this aspect of alcohol people should be infuriated. It is amazing that we have found a substance so utterly powerful over all of society, including the industry, profit, advertisement, DUI and drunk driving deaths, violence, broken ralationships, incarceration, health issues, etcetera and that it remains loved, idolized and included in daily life planning of everything from parties, dining, and even taking a flight to weddings and celebrations, "Do we need alcohol? How much will it cost? How much do we need?" It has become an expectation.
Great book and very easy to read!