1,000 Years of Sobriety features the moving personal accounts of twenty men and women who have each remained sober for more than fifty years. These are the real 'old timers,' keepers of the wisdom, men and women from around the world who are among the dwindling generations who joined Alcoholics Anonymous when Bill W. was still alive, and whose very commitment to sobriety is a testament to the enduring power of the program.
The inspiring accounts collected here follow the time-tested formula used by the millions of people who share their stories of hope in AA meetings every day: They tell us what they were like as active alcoholics, what triggered their decision to join AA, and the dramatic details of how they got sober and how they've stayed sober for more than fifty years. Each story concludes with sage words of advice for others in recovery.
Those who share their stories in 1,000 Years of Sobriety are living proof that the human connection bonded by the Twelve Steps has unsurpassed powers, and that AA is a program for generations to come.
About the Authors:
William G. Borchert is the author of The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough and co-author of Sought Through Prayer and Meditation: Wisdom from the Sunday 11th Step Meetings at the Wolfe Street Center in Little Rock. His latest book, 50 Quiet Miracles That Changed Lives, was born from a very personal fascination with quiet miracles that change lives. A former partner at Artists Entertainment Complex, he was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for his screenplay of the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie My Name is Bill W. He lives in New York City and South Carolina.
Michael Fitzpatrick is one of the leading historians in the field of alcoholism, specializing in the development of the Twelve Step movement. His work has included the restoration and digitization of one of the largest audio archives related to the Twelve Step movement.