All Drinking Aside
18 in stock
Denial, anger, fear, depression, self-pity, doubt: a toxic cocktail of emotions enflamed by alcohol, narcotics and prescription drugs. Where does one begin? Where will it all end? In this 90-piece orchestration of autobiographical flashbacks, the author describes his descent into alcoholism while three fictional alter egos (unnoticed by him) discuss his prospects for recovery. This intense, introspective and illuminating fiction looks at alcoholism and addiction from the inside out and back again. In three parts, the Destruction, the Deconstruction and the Reconstruction, the alcoholic beast is revealed. The vicious cycles of alcoholic addiction: hospitals, detoxes, rehabs and relapse. Repeat, repeat, repeat.A textbook case of chronic chemical dependency, “All Drinking Aside” will provoke, deceive, disturb and annoy you while it entertains and informs. “All Drinking Aside” is “Everybody’s Autobiography,” if you’re an alcoholic and “Someone You Know,” if you are not.