Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives
This book is an extraordinary collection of personal stories and creative writing exercises designed to help others achieve lasting sobriety, providing a vital roadmap to the artistic, personal and spiritual growth to all those battling addiction. Available as a Kindle ebook, it will be released in paperback April 16th.
About the Authors:
JAMES BROWN is the author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Apology to the Young Addict, The Los Angeles Diaries and This River. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and the Nelson Algren Literary Award in short fiction. Brown's work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Ploughshares, New England Review, and many other publications.
PATRICK O'NEIL is the author of the addition memoir, Gun, Needle, Spoon. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles where he is an adjunct faculty member for their Continuing Education Program. He is a practicing Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and is on the Board of Directors for REDEEMED, a non-profit Criminal Record Clearing Project that brings lawyers and professional writers together to help others move beyond their past. In 2016, for his exemplary work in the recovery community, O'Neil received a Governor's Pardon by California Governor Jerry Brown.