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Courage to Change: Personal Conversation About Alcoholism with Dennis Wholey
In this powerful, inspiring volume, former "Late Night America" host and recovering alcoholic Dennis Wholey tells his story. In addition, celebrities from Doc Severinson to Sid Caesar to Jason Robards speak in their own words about the devastating effects of alcoholism.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 5th 1988 by Grand Central Publishing
(first published January 1st 1984)
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Wow. This came out in 1984 and I stopped drinking in 1982. I would have gotten more use out of it back then. Now some of the names of the well-known people who are sober are known to people my age but probably not to the newcomer. Also, lots of folks had no difficulty with violating that anonymity clause. I didn't bother to check to see who was still sober, but I understand the logic behind the recommendation. I've had this on my bookshelf for a while. Going to pass it on to someone who can use ...more
The Courage to Change provokes an interesting premise. Can any one person stop drinking by his or her own self will? One of my favorite songs is “I am changing” from Dream girls. I certainly know I need to change and have tried many times in the past. I am giving it another go on my own, I will see what happens.