Cool, Hip and Sober
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Cool, Hip and Sober

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In a refreshingly clear-headed and informed approach to addiction, Bill Manville, noted writer and radio host of the popular talk show "Addictions and Answers," has compiled a list of eighty-eight questions and answers from "a ton of plain and fancy drunks and dopers" and their family and friends. Cool, Hip & Sober offers valuable advice and information from his guests: noted psychiatrists, psychologists, rehab counsellors, MDs, academics, and more. Here, in first-person detail, are responses to the issues faced by alcoholics, addicts, and their loved ones, such as: How to intervene with a substance-abusing friend; how alcoholics can protect themselves from a relapse; evaluating therapies, both individual and group; Is alcoholism inherited? And much, much more. A brave, transformational look at the treatment of chemical dependency, Cool, Hip & Sober is a captivating, insightful, and essential handbook for overcoming denial and achieving a peaceful, long-term recovery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129.5 x 205.7 x 22.9mm | 272.16g
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0765303159
  • 9780765303158
  • 2,319,465

Review quote

"What an inspiring book! Doesn't hurt that the author is a superb writer. I never read anything like this and am thrilled to recommend the book to anybody with the problem himself/herself or with a suffering family member."--Helen Gurley Brown "Former Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan Magazine " "Poignant and poetic, frank and funny, Cool, Hip, and Sober makes sobriety seem quintessentially cool---so hip it hurts. It is a book to be given to those who suffer and to the friends and loved ones who suffer along with them. It is a book destined to redeemed us all."--Jack Anderson "Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist " "I praise it to the heavens. I was so moved time and again as I experienced the truth in these extraordinary pieces written by people who have been to edge, flirted with disaster, and returned to new and better lives." --Dominick Dunne

"What an inspiring book! Doesn't hurt that the author is a superb writer. I never read anything like this and am thrilled to recommend the book to anybody with the problem himself/herself or with a suffering family member." --Helen Gurley Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan Magazine

"Poignant and poetic, frank and funny, Cool, Hip & Sober makes sobriety seem quintessentially cool--so hip it hurts. It is a book to be given to those who suffer and to the friends and loved ones who suffer along with them. It is a book destined to redeemed us all." --Jack Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist I praise it to the heavens. I was so moved time and again as I experienced the truth in these extraordinary pieces written by people who have been to edge, flirted with disaster, and returned to new and better lives. "Dominick Dunne"

What an inspiring book! Doesn't hurt that the author is a superb writer. I never read anything like this and am thrilled to recommend the book to anybody with the problem himself/herself or with a suffering family member. "Helen Gurley Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan Magazine"

Poignant and poetic, frank and funny, "Cool, Hip & Sober" makes sobriety seem quintessentially cool--so hip it hurts. It is a book to be given to those who suffer and to the friends and loved ones who suffer along with them. It is a book destined to redeemed us all. "Jack Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist"" "I praise it to the heavens. I was so moved time and again as I experienced the truth in these extraordinary pieces written by people who have been to edge, flirted with disaster, and returned to new and better lives."
--Dominick Dunne
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About Bill Manville

After Sarah Lawrence College, Bill Manville attended the Universite de la Mediteraneen, "majoring in roulette and oranges." His career includes columnist for the Village Voice and the Key West Solares Hill, Contributing Editor for Cosmo and Madison Ave Vice President. "Got my first library card at six," he says, "and by seven no longer wanted to be a fireman but a writer. Most recently I've been hosting a radio talk show, Addictions & Answers, but primarily think of myself as a writer still."

His last novel, Goodbye, was a BOM selection. Sober now for over twenty years, and living in California, he says his hobbies are "maligning my friends and working on a new novel - or are they the same thing?"
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2 12% (2)
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