Getting High, Then Sober, with a Famous Writer, a Forgotten Philosopher, and a Hopeless Drunk
By Don Lattin
(University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520272323, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
Their life stories are gracefully brought together by veteran journalist Don Lattin. Lattin recounts his own rocky personal journey from 1960s and 1970s counter-culture, through the fast-living, cocaine-fueled 1980s and 1990s, to his long struggle to get sober. By weaving an intimate account of his own recovery with the lives of the book's three central characters, Lattin shows us the redemptive power of story telling, the strength of fellowship, and the power of living more compassionately, one day at a time.