Posts Tagged ‘AA’


The One We Love, Donna White Glaser, Abuse Shelters, AA, Wisconsin,  Jack Lehman, Rosebud Book Reviews, Mystery

December 9, 2014


The One We Love by Donna White Glaser

I have been reviewing books for several years and have over 80,000 hits on my web site from all over the world. At first I would get the self-published, digital books regular reviewers disdained. And many were poorly written and self-indulgent. But now these types of books have gotten better and better. They present real people in real places, giving insight into subjects all around us that big, established New York and California publishers are not bothered with. It would take an author twenty years to get published there and those that did followed formulas of what had sold before.

Here is a book that takes place in Northern Wisconsin. That gives behind the curtain dynamics between real people at a clinic and at a shelter for abused women. The narrator is a former alcoholic trying to come to terms with the second and third steps of that program. The future is here. Writing is here and now. Read the rest of this entry ?


A Drop of the Hard Stuff – “On the Wagon”

February 17, 2013

A Drop of the Hard Stuff

by  Lawerence Block

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN-10: 0316127310

Ever start reading a book for one reason and then find out it delivers in a completely unexpected different way? I began this one a little cautiously because it used the twelve step program of AA. Then I remembered that my older brother (now deceased) had belonged to AA for twenty years, without telling any of his relatives and I thought maybe I could learn a little about that secret life. Read the rest of this entry ?