After a devastating, early life of hard drinking, I got sober 33 years ago. During those years, I attended thousands of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where I have seen countless sufferers dramatically change their lives, and return to the human race. I have witnessed too many miracles to count. AA offers a wide array of tools for recovery, but in my opinion, at the center of everything, is the act of storytelling. Stories are told by speakers, sponsors, and in personal sharing by everyone at meetings. The sense of identification, of not being the only one with the problem, and of the fact that there is a solution, has an extraordinarily healing affect on the storyteller and listener alike.
My sincere hope is that my book will provide comfort, hope, and direction to anyone (and their loved ones) dealing with alcoholism and addiction. Blotto is not an “inside baseball” book. Certainly, people dealing with alcoholism and addiction will relate, but I have endeavored to write in a manner that will have a universal appeal to anyone who enjoys a compelling read about personal redemption.