The lives of three utterly hopeless addicts converge following an accidental and horrific death.
Monty Miller, a self-destructive, co-dependent alcoholic, is wracked by an obsession to drink himself to death as punishment for a fatal car accident he didn't cause.
Dave Bell, a former all-American track star turned washed-up high school volleyball coach, routinely chauffeurs his bus full of teens on a belly full of liquor and head full of crack.
Angie Mallard, a recently divorced housewife with three estranged children, is willing to go to any lengths to restore the family she lost to crystal meth.
All three are court-mandated to a drug and alcohol rehab high in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There, they learn the universal truth among alcoholics and addicts: Though they may all be sick...some are sicker than others.
Based on the author's own personal experience with substance abuse and 12-step programs, Some Are Sicker Than Others transcends the clichés of the typical recovery story by exploring the insidiousness of addiction and the thin, blurred line between true love and co-dependence.
With the harsh realism of Brett Easton Ellis and the dark, confrontational humor of Chuck Palahniuk, Mr. Seaward takes the listener deep inside the psyche of the addict and portrays, in very explicit details, the psychological and physiological effects of withdrawal and the various stages of recovery.
©2012 Andrew Seaward (P)2013 Andrew Seaward
"This is a very dark, harsh, unmerciful look at addiction with unrelenting exposure of its consequences." (Dr. Patricia Laster, psychologist and author of Breaking Free)
I could not finish this book. By Chapter 23, the overabundance of bad similes had reached comedic levels. For the sheer purpose of knowing how it ended, I might have kept going if it weren't for the narrator. I'm trying to figure out if he was going for a William Shatner impersonation, or if he genuinely didn't have the lung capacity to complete a sentence without pausing several times to take a breath. The book was confusing to listen to because of all the artistic pauses....where they didn't....belong. Put the two together and I just couldn't handle another hour.
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