The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is not Enough, The Biography of the Cofounder of Al-Anon.

The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is not Enough, The Biography of the Cofounder of Al-Anon.

by William G Borchert
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The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is not Enough, The Biography of the Cofounder of Al-Anon. by William G Borchert

Lois Wilson, the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W., knew better than anyone that families, friends, and loved ones of alcoholics are also affected and need informed support and advice. The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough is both a testament to Wilson's spirit and a guiding light for those whose lives parallel hers.

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ISBN-13: 9781592858071
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 07/22/2009
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 299,214
File size: 957 KB

About the Author

William G. Borchert William Borchert is the author of The Lois Wilson Story: When Love is Not Enough and teamed with Geno W. to write Sought Through Prayer and Meditation: Wisdom from the Sunday 11th Step Meetings at Wolfe Street Center in Little Rock. Borchert was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for writing the highly acclaimed Warner Brothers/Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, My Name Is Bill W., which starred James Garner, James Woods, and JoBeth Williams. The film was based upon material gathered from personal interviews and in-depth research. The author began his career as a journalist, working first as a reporter for one of New York City's largest daily newspapers and also for a major media wire service. After writing for a national magazine and creating syndicated shows for radio, Bill became a partner at Artists Entertainment Complex, a new independent film and talent management company that went on to produce a number of box office hits. These included Kansas City Bomber starring Racquel Welch, Serpico starring Al Pacino, and Dog Day Afternoon, also starring Al Pacino. A member of The Writers Guild of America and a director of The Stepping Stones Foundation, the author continues his active writing career. Borchert and his wife, Bernadette split their time between New York and Little River, South Carolina, where they are frequently visited by their nine children and their twenty-three grandchildren. Q. Why did screenwriter Bill Borchert decide to write the biography of Lois Burnham Wilson? A. Shortly after moving into the new home Bill and his wife Bernadette had built in Little River, South Carolina in 2003, and while unpacking boxes in his new office there, Bill discovered some audio tapes he had made some years before when interviewing Lois Wilson for a movie he was writing about the birth of Alcoholics Anonymous. He had all but forgotten them. Sticking one of the tapes into his tape player, he soon came to realize that little of what Lois had shared with him about her own painful experiences that resulted from her husband's terrible ordeal with alcoholism had been used in the film he wrote called, "My Name Is Bill W." the Warner Brothers/Hallmark. Hall of Fame movie starred James Woods, James Garner and JoBeth Williams. And even the scenes he had written that were filmed concerning her experiences and her co-founding the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon were left on the cutting room floor. As a close friend of Lois Wilson's, Bill Knew her own personal story was moving and powerful and he believed that people the world over needed to hear it. Also, there had been five biographies written about her husband, Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, but not one about her. He felt the telling of her story was long over due. So he sat down and wrote the book, The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough. Author Home Page: http://www.theloiswilsonstory.com

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Lois Wilson Story 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
lam66 More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. It explains with great detail how Al Anon began. Lois was one of the most inspiring people that I have read about. She suffered greatly but was always hopeful that she would find a solution. She discovered that love really isn't enough to help an alcoholic. Through her faith in her Higher Power, she modeled the 12 steps of AA into powerful tools that the families of alcoholics can use. It was a great source of hope and strength for me, to understand the beginning of this great movement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of if not the most poweful, moving and hopeful book I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is where all the 12 step programs began! These people are heros ti those of us who are affected by the disease of alcoholism! The Hallmaek movie is great. Barry Pepper and Winona Ryder. Really help us feel the agony.
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Smurf913 More than 1 year ago
Love this book.
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