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By Peter Waldman

ISBN-10: 9463001433

ISBN-13: 9789463001434

ISBN-10: 9463001441

ISBN-13: 9789463001441

ISBN-10: 946300145X

ISBN-13: 9789463001458

This impressionistic autobiographical inquiry is an try to attach the non-public with the socio-historical-addiction with habit; it's also an try to exhibit that wisdom construction should be generated via substantially non-traditional skill. Narrative serves as process and method in a ordinarily first individual account of a fictional open AA assembly. A suspicious hermeneutics is utilized to habit, to AA, and to the phenomenon of overall medicalization, which the writer and narrative eventually succumb to, within the curiosity of wondering logic assumptions approximately those topics, and as leaping off issues for literary and philosophical exploration. Highlighted is the semi-fictionalized storied nature of mirrored upon lived experience-the own phone video game of (Paul Ricoeur's) narrative identity-and the function of associations like AA in grafting onto lived adventure new narrative kinds that permit for brand new methods of structuring self and id. the entire made-up facets of the narrative-the multi-tracked narrator's voice, shifts in point-of-view, and the semi and infrequently completely imagined characters encountered on the assembly and elsewhere-are the fiction the writer makes of his own historical past as an addict and newcomer in AA, which complicates the relation among knower and recognized (author and reader) whereas enriching and enlivening the narrative, drawing the reader right into a literary illustration of imagined and lived event

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A temporary respite, a few days clean. Save a few bucks. Get your tolerance down. It will feel like the first time again. ” Well, I hadn’t. Not in any way I was aware of. If it was true that meant not only was I out of control viz. drugs, I was also totally blind to my own motivations. I was living a dream life, going wherever my unconscious lead me. Last week it lead me here. What a goddamned life! What a pitiful excuse for a life! , LITERARY FLASHBACK… I shrugged my shoulders and said, “I guess you’re right, Tony.

Always trying to prove how smart I am. ” “Two times a day, actually,” he said. ” The morning light had moved on and was gone from Tony’s window. Can’t count on anything. The single bulb of his desk lamp lit the scene, as, outside, a long, bare maple branch shivered in a cold gust of wind. “Why don’t you try another meeting? There’s one in twelve minutes and… thirty-two seconds,” he said tapping his enormous diver’s watch and smiling at his calculations. But I was empty. Done. I’d tried and I’d failed.

Everything shimmers; shouts become whispers, which become soft echoes. Voices slow to gentle murmurs. A fish tank, gurgling water. Everything passes…the slow gurneys rolling, the orderlies mopping slop from the linoleum, the x-ray of my humerus bone on the light board, like a twig snapped in two. How interesting. How.

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