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Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey

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A unique combination of compelling narrative educational fiction, and lesbian erotica. the story of a young lesbian and her first year in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Paperback, 235 pages
Published February 24th 2004 by Harrington Park Press (first published 2004)
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T
Jul 18, 2012 T rated it it was amazing
This book exceeds expectations. I'm not an addict (though i think we're all addicted to something), nor very religious, but i soon found that that doesn't matter one bit when it comes to liking this book. The 12 steps are a guiding plot, similar to say... a character that plays hockey. you may know nothing about hockey, but that doesn't make you like the character or story any less. Think of this the same way.

The 12 steps we watch the character journey though, does however add to the character d
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Toni Rahman
Read Bridget's book, Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey for an inside look at a lovable and believable woman who reclaims her life from addiction and serves as a role model for being human in so many ways! A must read for those going through the 12 Steps for the first time, for those interested in LGBT issues, or anyone interested in some excellent female erotica. Wonderfully written, a real page-turner from beginning to end.
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Apr 12, 2012 Cindy Zelman rated it it was amazing
Fabulous. Longer review to come on Amazon.com.
Sandra Helen
Oct 01, 2012 Sandra Helen rated it it was amazing
Terry Manescu is a young woman (26) who is an alcoholic and drug user who describes herself as not at Step One of the Twelve Steps, but at Step Minus One. She struggles with the concepts of AA, as many do. This captivating novel describes the emotional and physical conflicts that often accompany the journey that begins with one step, and is lived a day at a time. I'm currently reading Bufford's next novel, Cemetery Bird. I find her writing brilliant and rich. I didn't expect to see that in her ...more
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Worth a read. A good peek into one queer woman's journey towards recovery.
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Bridget Bufford grew up in St. Louis and lives now in mid-Missouri where she leads creative writing workshops using the Amherst Writers & Artists Method.

Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including The Use of Personal Narratives in the Helping Professions, Romance for LIFE, Pillow Talk II, Body Check, and Writing Alone & With Others. Her novel Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journ
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