Category - Book Club

Helaina Hovitz – After 9/11

Helaina Hovitz was 12-years-old and in middle school three blocks from the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after living...

My Dirty Little Secrets – Tony Mandarich

Tony Mandarich is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the NFL for seven seasons.  He was picked in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft to play for the Green Bay Packers.  He would also later play for the...

Brian Cuban – The Addicted Lawyer

Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas-based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate.  He is a graduate of Penn State University and The University of...

If You Love Me – Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir, If You Love Me, is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles – and ultimately reckons with – substance use...

Nancy Vericker – Unchained

Nancy McCann Vericker is the co-author with her son, JP, of their book, Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message.  It’s the true story of JP’s descent into opioid and alcohol addiction, homelessness, violence...

S.O.B.E.R.* – Anita & Mike Devlin

S.O.B.E.R.* is uniquely written from two perspectives, simultaneously: Anita, grappling with the stigma of her son’s addiction, fearing for her son’s life and struggling to understand the disease of addiction; alongside Michael...

365 Days – Rozelle White

“My name is Rozelle F. White, Sr.  I am 59 years old, father of five, with seven grandchildren.  I used alcohol since the age of nine and graduated to heroin at the age of 19, this was to be my lot in life until God tapped...

Alive Again – Howard C. Samuels

Howard C. Samuels is the longtime founding director of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles.  He’s also an addict himself; for 16 years his life was controlled by alcohol, drugs and even illicit sex.  Not bad for the...

I Hope I Screw This Up – Kyle Cease

“If Eckhart Tolle and Jim Carrey had a baby, that baby would be Kyle Cease.” – Kyle Cease After 25 years of achieving what he thought were his dreams of being a headlining touring comedian and actor, Kyle Cease suddenly...

Smell the Raindrops – BA Austin

Alcoholism doesn’t run in families. The truth is that it stomps all over them, creating a sort of generations-long family hangover that BA Austin brings vividly and poignantly to life in Smell the Raindrops: One Young Woman’s...