As a 14-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the skinny thug that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer, a fiery young lady who smelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain.
"Life is good even when its not..."
Quitting destructive drinking is the easy part - staying quit is the hard part. What do you do tonight, tomorrow, next weekend, when you go on vacation, for the rest of your life? Okay, I Quit. Now What? is filled with practical strategies and concepts to make the most out of living sober. Many people expect too much out of life just because they quit drinking. This is an honest and raw view of life after liquor. Living sober can be the greatest thing you ever do - but you must be an active participant in your own Re-Invention to get the most out of sobriety.
"Exactly a how a self help book should be produced."