Broken

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Broken

My Story of Addiction and Redemption

By William Cope Moyers; Katherine Ketcham

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143112457, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

Description
Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, "Broken" is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires with virtually every page. The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death-and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his shame, transform his life, and dedicate himself to changing America's politics of addiction.


About the Author
William Cope Moyers, a former newspaper journalist and writer for CNN in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota.
Katherine Ketcham has coauthored thirteen books, eight on the subject of drugs, addiction, and recovery.

Katherine Ketcham is also the co-author of "Under the Influence", "The Spirituality of Imperfection", "Beyond the Influence", "The Power of Empathy", and other books.


Praise For Broken

"William Cope Moyers's lucid, measured tale of his own plunge into crack-addled hell [is] frightening in its very realism.
-USA Today

"A memoir of a terrible disease and one man's spiritual journey through it . . . that should be read by those who have friends or family members caught in addiction."
The Indianapolis Star