Cool Water by William Alexander
Alcoholism, Mindfulness, and Ordinary Recovery

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The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander's unique approach uses mindfulness, story, and meditation to help alcoholics and others learn to come back to the moment and to find healing there.

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William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets—praised by Kirkus Reviews as “gripping and tantalizing” in a starred review—and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. He studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College and English at the University of Vermont and currently lives, writes, and teaches in Minneapolis. Ghoulish Song is his second novel. Visit him at and
Published August 19, 1997 by Shambhala. 160 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Alexander's (A Man's Book of the Spirit) graceful, invitingly personal memoir and guide expands on AA's dictum to turn one's will and life over to ""God as we understood him."" Describing how insights from Zen Buddhism illuminated his recovery from alcoholism, Alexander, who leads workshops in ""...

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