Time Is All We Have

Time Is All We Have

by Barnaby Conrad
     
 

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Writer Barnaby Conrad offers a fascinating glimpse inside the Betty Ford rehabilitation facility where he spent 30 days learning to overcome his alcoholism. "Candid, comprehensive . . . readers virtually live the patients' experiences".--Publishers Weekly.  See more details below

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Writer Barnaby Conrad offers a fascinating glimpse inside the Betty Ford rehabilitation facility where he spent 30 days learning to overcome his alcoholism. "Candid, comprehensive . . . readers virtually live the patients' experiences".--Publishers Weekly.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Betty Ford's doctor, Joseph Pursch, states in a foreword that this is the best book on alcoholism and drug addiction treatment that he has read. It is among the best written by the author of Matador and some 17 other books. Conrad at age 63 was an alcoholic who had failed in his attempts to stop drinking. Then he entered the Betty Ford Center in Southern California, run on Alcoholics Anonymous principles by recovering addicts. In Conrad's candid, comprehensive account, readers virtually live the patients' experiences. Accounts of his progress and that of fellow alcoholics are interspersed with poignant reflections on F. Scott Fitzgerald and other authors destroyed by drinking. But his concentration in the book is primarily on the people responsible for the center's signal successes. Among them is the former First Lady, no figurehead, but actively engaged in helping other recovering addicts. (November 21)
Library Journal - Library Journal
This is an account of a noted author's lifelong struggle with alcoholism and his decision, at age 63, to enter a four-week alcoholism treatment program at the prestigious Betty Ford Center. Conversational in tone and narrative in form, the book describes Conrad's day-to-day experiences as an inpatient at the center. His comments regarding fellow patients and his insights into his own behavior will be meaningful to the recovering alcoholic. Others will get a glimpse of what life is really like in what is considered by many to be the most successful alcoholic treatment center in the world. Barbara J. Powell, Psychology Div . , VA Medical Ctr., Kansas City, Mo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780918684370
Publisher:
Cameron + Company
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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