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Get Up : A 12-Step Guide to Recovery for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos
by Bucky Sinister


Overview - Presents the knowledge that the author gained on his journey, from being afraid of AA philosophies to embracing them, motivating others to join him in their own efforts to get clean.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Presents the knowledge that the author gained on his journey, from being afraid of AA philosophies to embracing them, motivating others to join him in their own efforts to get clean.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573243667
  • ISBN-10: 1573243663
  • Publisher: Conari Press
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 169


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Books > Self-Help > Twelve-Step Programs
Books > Self-Help > Substance Abuse & Addictions - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 57.
  • Review Date: 2008-08-18
  • Reviewer: Staff

This self-help book for the substance-abusing artistically—and atheistically—inclined is both a ringing endorsement of AA and a brilliant piece of literary performance with poetic and savagely funny insights. Spoken word artist Sinister—a self-professed “misfit” and recovering alcoholic and addict—celebrates sobriety and provides a methodical analysis of the 12-Step program interpolated with biting commentary (“The difference between the Bible and a Magic Eightball is that 400 years ago, you would've been burned at the stake for owning a Magic Eightball”) and encouragement that is, by turns, sincere (in particular a foray into why artists are so prone to addictions) and comic (“Finding Your Inner A-Team”). The book is a wild mixture of autobiography, philosophy, social criticism, pop culture and nuttiness: the consummate self-help book for those too cool for self-help books. Although the author occasionally veers uncomfortably close to glamorizing his addictions, his advice is sound, detailed and heartfelt. (Oct.)

 
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