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Acclaimed author and screenwriter William G. Borchert explores the life and times of Lois Burnham Wilson, the spirited creator of Al-Anon and wife of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. From her privileged childhood in turn-of-the-century New York City to her socialite status as the 'Wall Street Wife' of the charismatic Bill in the roaring '20s to the couple's audacious crosscountry motorcycle excursions in the 1930s, Lois was every bit the adventure-seeker. But nothing could have prepared her for the ...

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Overview

Acclaimed author and screenwriter William G. Borchert explores the life and times of Lois Burnham Wilson, the spirited creator of Al-Anon and wife of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. From her privileged childhood in turn-of-the-century New York City to her socialite status as the 'Wall Street Wife' of the charismatic Bill in the roaring '20s to the couple's audacious crosscountry motorcycle excursions in the 1930s, Lois was every bit the adventure-seeker. But nothing could have prepared her for the chaos, anguish, and loss caused by Bill's seventeen-year descent into the depths of alcoholism.

In this moving story, Borchert reveals how the couple rose from a life of despair to institute one of the twentieth century's most important social movements, and how Lois created a legacy of hope for millions of families devastated by addiction through her uncommon love and unshakable faith. Borchert drew from a series of exclusive personal interviews with Lois Wilson to write this definitive biography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592859801
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Edition description: Hallmark
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 514,234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

William G. Borchert is the author of The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough and co-author of Sought Through Prayer and Meditation: Wisdom from the Sunday 11th Step Meetings at the Wolfe Street Center in Little Rock. His latest book, Spiritual Awakenings, was born from a very personal fascination with quiet miracles that change lives. A former partner at Artists Entertainment Complex, he was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for his screenplay of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie My Name is Bill W. He lives in New York City and South Carolina.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

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    Lois Wilson Story, A lesson in Humanity, An inspiration for those who suffer from alcoholism.

    This literary work is a wonderful testament to Lois Wilson's undying love and devotion to her husband Bill. Without Lois's Love, the program of Alcoholics Anonymous would never have existed. And that is a very scarry thought indeed! She is a small and humble figure that has helped to transform the world as we know it; by carrying the message of hope and recovery to millions of people. I think I speak for hundreds of thousands of people, when I say "Lois - we owe our lives to you". May those who suffer from alcoholism or substance abuse fine refuge within these walls.

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