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How to Stop Screwing Up: 12 Steps to Real Life and a Pretty Good Time
by Martha Woodroof (Goodreads Author)
An award-winning broadcast reporter shares her story of broken relationships, career sabotage, and substance abuse, acknowledging that one does not have to hit rock bottom or spend a night in jail to enjoy the benefits of the Twelve Steps. Original.
Paperback, 174 pages
Published February 28th 2007 by Hampton Roads Publishing Company
(first published February 26th 2007)
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This was sitting on the "new books" shelf at the library and the title jumped out at me. Since I had often wondered if the 12 step program of AA would apply to other mistakes people make, (and not being familiar with the 12 step program) I though this would be an interesting read. Well... not so much. The examples from the writer's point of view and the exercises she put there don't have enough punch to make it interesting or even that informative. I think reading an autobiography of someone who ...more
Author of SMALL BLESSINGS, on sale 8/12/14, MARTHA WOODROOF was born in the South, went to boarding school and college in New England, ran away to Texas for a while, then fetched up in Virginia. She has written for NPR, npr.org, Marketplace and Weekend America, and for the Virginia Foundation for Humanities Radio Feature Bureau. Her print essays have appeared in such newspapers as the New York Tim ...moreMore about Martha Woodroof...