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Time Is All We Have: Four Weeks at the Betty Ford Center | [Barnaby Conrad]

Time Is All We Have: Four Weeks at the Betty Ford Center

For most of us, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California has been a mysterious, almost mythical place where the rich and famous went to be cured. Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, Tony Curtis, Mary Tyler Moore, and Robert Mitchum are only a few of the Betty Ford Center's celebrated alumni.
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For most of us, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California has been a mysterious, almost mythical place where the rich and famous went to be cured. Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, Tony Curtis, Mary Tyler Moore, and Robert Mitchum are only a few of the Betty Ford Center's celebrated alumni.

When writer Barnaby Conrad checked into the Center, he knew that time was running out for him. Now he brings us a riveting personal account of the 30 days that changed - and saved - his life and an intimate look into the secrets of the most famous drug and alcohol treatment center in the world.

©1986 Barnaby Conrad; (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Conrad is a skilled writer, and Christopher Lane conveys the details of his sophisticated professional and social lives, rife with authors, artists, and actors. We hear the humor, pathos, and gradual triumph in Lane's voice as he carries out his sobering journey to good physical and mental health." (AudioFile)
"Tender and powerful!" (Los Angeles Times)
"A glimpse into what life is really like in...the most successful alcohol treatment center in the world." (Library Journal)

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    Amber Roseville, CA, United States 06-17-10
    Amber Roseville, CA, United States 06-17-10
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    "Only read for an education in alchoholism and AA"

    This book delves into life at the Betty Ford center and what it means to be in AA. However, sometimes the narration is more like a lecture on alcoholism, as Conrad spends a great deal of time recounting lectures he listened to while at Betty Ford. Sometimes it felt like I was being preached to. I think other memoirs have more entertainment value. This is a good book if you genuinely want to learn about alcoholism and AA, or know someone who is an alcoholic. However, as I was looking to have a more personal experience of AA, I was disappointed. Conrad's style is quite emotionally disconnected, and he glosses over a lot of the experiences that sent him to rehab, focusing more on the 12 steps and such. I kept losing interest and having to rewind. Other memoirs, such as Nikki Stix's or James Frey's, have more entertainment value.

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    Sonia Navasota, TX, USA 12-20-09
    Sonia Navasota, TX, USA 12-20-09
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    Great and honest book.......loved listening to every minute!

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