The Thawing Man: Third Edition
Publication Date: December 1, 2022
This is not a "self help" book. This is a "you are not alone, I've got you" book. This book was written real time as the author moved from active addiction to long term recovery. This account takes you through the lie about a terminal disease that took him to the brink of suicide to becoming an advocate for those suffering from addiction. The book is written in a conversational style that will have you feeling like you have been friends with the author for years. You become part of his journey and in turn, you become part of the solution and understanding we are all searching for. The blog that blossomed into this book was written as the events in the author's life unfolded. You will feel the fear, the guilt and the shame as well as the freeing surrender that allowed for the healing that we all seek. This journey is about the author's triumph over addiction to alcohol but the pages apply to so many others suffering from the condition we refer to as "life". He addresses not only those that suffer from addiction but those the live with and love them. We live in challenging times with immense amounts of pressure to be "perfect" and succeed at all costs. This book uses personal tragedy and triumph to say, "You are flawed and your flaws make me love you more!" The author believes your strength lies in your vulnerability and once you embrace it, you will be unstoppable. The writing style is rough initially and smooths out as the book winds on. It is a graphic representation of how decades of untreated depression and alcoholism freeze out feelings and abilities, but that healing truly does happen. The third edition was written because we need to know that our story continues. There is hope and plenty of it. There are ice-cold tears in this book, but they all begin to melt as the man begins to thaw.
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