Chris Finan discusses Drunks: An American History

Alcohol has a knack for bringing out the worst in the best of people, and when you hit rock bottom as an alcoholic, you may wonder how you got down there in the first place. Past mistakes and future potential are showcased when Chris Finan discusses Drunks: An American History (Beacon Press), his necessarily gory chronicle of recovery and sobriety unveiled in candid and illuminating tones, from Native Americans in the colonial period to Alcoholics Anonymous founders Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who demonstrated through trial and miserable error that alcoholics can maintain their sobriety.

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