He is respected in his community. He is a man of faith. He never had a DUI, spent a night in jail, lost a job due to his drinking, and he was never admitted to a rehab facility. He had never been told by friend or foe that he was an alcoholic; and he never purposely hurt anyone while drinking...or so he thought.
This is the memoir of a college-educated business person who made significant income and owned many material "things." It has both humorous and tragic elements describing the author's journey from alcoholism to sobriety.
By faith, fortune, or just dumb luck he walked into a bookstore on his way to his vacation home and discovered a New York Times best seller written by a white-collar, educated, female journalist from New England that saved his life. Well, that is NOT the entire story. Several other people had their hand in his salvation from the disease of alcoholism--a man named Tom who met the author in Bosnia, an alcoholic in recovery who is affectionately nicknamed "Gandhi," and eventually two Native Americans named here as Running Badger and Bear. And there were many, many more.
So…if you or a loved one senses or believes that you are having an issue with booze, this book may be for you. The author has no delusion that what he has written here will save anyone from the throes of this insidious disease. He does believe, however, that he has the responsibility to tell his story so that someone who needs help can discover that there is life after alcohol and hopefully will not only imagine but live a life to its fullest without booze.
Author: George DeFrehn was born in Philadelphia and presently resides in Montgomery County, PA with his bride of 28 years.
He received his Master's Degree from Rider University in New Jersey and his undergraduate degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He still lives and dies with his Philadelphia sports teams, loves the beach, a good book, golf, cycling, visiting Civil War battlegrounds, and his enduring faith in the Triune God, his Higher Power. He continues to strive, living “one day at a time” in sobriety.