Broken : My Story of Addiction and Redemption

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-21
  • Publisher: Viking Adult

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From rock bottom to recovery—the son of veteran broadcaster Bill Moyers chronicles his life- shattering battle with addiction and the hard-won fight for recovery William Cope Moyers has come a long, long way. In 1994, he lay on the floor of an Atlanta crack house. His father had put together a search party. His worried family waited at home where Moyers had left them when he embarked on yet another binge. From that lowly, drug-hazed night, Moyers went on to become an executive at the Hazelden Foundation and travels far and wide to talk about addiction and treatment.Brokentells the story of what happened between then and now—from growing up the privileged son of Bill Moyers to his descent into alcoholism and drug addiction, his numerous stabs at getting clean, his many relapses, and how he managed to survive. Harrowing and wrenching, Brokenpaints a picture of a man with every advantage who nonetheless found himself spiraling into a dark and life-threatening abyss. But unlike other memoirs of its kind, Brokenemerges into the clear light of Moyers’s recovery as he dedicates his life to changing the politics of addiction. Beautifully written with a deep underlying spirituality, this is a missive of hope for the scores of Americans struggling with addiction—and an honest and inspiring account that proves the spiritual insight that we are strongest at the broken places.

Author Biography

William Cope Moyers is the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. He is a former newspaper journalist and writer for CNN.

Katherine Ketcham has coauthored twelve books, seven on the subject of drugs, addiction, and recovery. Her books have sold more than 1.3 million copies.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(204)
1. Heaven
2. The Death of Faith
3. Confirmation
4. The Fish Market Incident
5. Free Fall
6. On My Knees
7. Psych Ward
8. Hazelden
9. Fellowship Club
10. Secrets 205(30)
11. Self-Will Run Riot 235(20)
12. Two Dragons 255(4)
13. Lost 259(30)
14. Found 289(14)
15. St. Paul 303(28)
16. Cancer 331(18)
17. Scarface 349(6)
18. E-mailing the Dead 355(8)
Epilogue 363(6)
Acknowledgments 369

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