Where The Sky Ends: A Memoir of Alcohol and Family

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It's a long flight from Boston to Florida without a drink, but not nearly as far as M. G. Stephens has come from the tough world of his New York City childhood in the comical, bruising, confusing household of his hard-drinking, brawling, bigger-than-life Irish American father. Flying south with his brothers to their father's funeral, with the past as present in the uneasy moments that arise, Stephens replays the journey. The result is a memoir of poignancy, biting honesty, and undeniable power--the story of ...
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Overview

It's a long flight from Boston to Florida without a drink, but not nearly as far as M. G. Stephens has come from the tough world of his New York City childhood in the comical, bruising, confusing household of his hard-drinking, brawling, bigger-than-life Irish American father. Flying south with his brothers to their father's funeral, with the past as present in the uneasy moments that arise, Stephens replays the journey. The result is a memoir of poignancy, biting honesty, and undeniable power--the story of leaving a difficult life only to find the future in its rippling wake.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568383392
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
I.
1. The Dead 3
II.
2. Where the Sky Ends 21
3. Who You Are 33
4. O Florida 49
5. Meditation on the Harp 65
6. Clearwater Blues 81
III.
7. The Amends 97
8. The Gratitude 107
9. Prayer for My Father 121
10. The Meeting 131
11. Farewell to the Chief 147
About the Author 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2000

    Where it all ends, where it all begins....

    A very honest, realistic account of a recovering alcoholic facing the death of an alcoholic parent, and all the emotional baggage that goes along with it.

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