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Last Call: An Epicurean's Journey Through Addiction

Last Call: An Epicurean's Journey Through Addiction

by John Paul Bordach

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With many of his earliest memories centered around the enjoyment of good food and strong drink, John Bordach’s successful 30-year career in the hospitality industry was in some ways preordained. Whether waiting tables in high-end establishments, managing one of the first sushi restaurants in the region, or cooking for large crowds, the creation, presentation, and pleasure of a fine meal enhanced with the perfect liquid accompaniment was Bordach’s greatest ambition. It was also almost his death. Relating tales both comic and tragic, Bordach takes us through his journey of alcohol addiction with a self-deprecating humor that belies the poignancy of his story. Coming of age during the 1970s in Detroit’s downriver suburbs, yet deeply influenced by the woods and waters of northern Michigan, Bordach spans a wide-ranging landscape of love, friendship and work colored with the emotional despair and physical destruction of addiction. Both a cautionary tale and a hopeful ode to recovery, “Last Call” reminds us that addiction can happen to anyone. When the ingredients in an addict’s ‘bowl of life’—outer-directed blame, indifference, denial, and guilt— combine to create a toxic meal, only new ingredients—inner reflection, faith, and hard work -can provide the nourishment for recovery.

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ISBN-13: 9781469151328
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 03/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 170
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

A SMALL AUTOBIOGRAPHY My name is John Paul Bordach. I was born on August 30, 1954 at Lincoln Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The hospital was torn down shortly after my birth. I guess they decided they couldn’t replicate perfection. My Father was an immigrant from Hungary. My Mother hailed from Akron, Ohio. Father made Fords at the Dearborn Mi. Rouge Plant from 1935 until 1976. My Mother was a house wife filled with patience and love. I have an older Brother; retired from Ford A Sister, who is a retired teacher in Ohio. Mom passed away at age 54, Father at age 81. I graduated from Lincoln Park High School in 1972, from Henry Ford Comm. College in 1977 and 1979. I earned an Assoc. in Science degree in Botanical Sciences and a certificate in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. My career spanned approximately 30 years in various hospitality operations, including restaurants, clubs, and institutional feeding. In the 1980’s I was co-owner of a small catering concern, which was a valuable experience. I am now retired because of a disability. My wife Beverly and I have been married for 20 years and reside in Dearborn Heights Mi. She had two children from a previous marriage and between them, we have 6 grandkids. It’s a man’s dream, six grandkids and the only diapers I’ve seen have been on television. It is a dream except at Christmas, of course. My alcohol addiction is the reason for me to write my book. Possible success is nice. Being able to help people is my ultimate goal. Thank you for the opportunity. John Bordach

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