Liquid Lover by John Moriarty

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A blisteringly real account of survival and triumph, dramatically written and utterly devoid of self-pity, John Moriarty's accomplished memoir serves not as a cautionary tale but as a call to action for anyone with demons to battle.

Liquid Lover is a story of recovery, not just from addiction, but from the ghosts of the past that seek to hold us.

"Find me. I will wait. Capture my heart. I will capture yours. Take this moment to tell me one secret. Breathe this life into your soul. Angels come when we are ready. Find me."

Repeatedly, throughout this moving and extraordinarily objective memoir, author John Moriarty returns to this simple and beautiful mantra. It appears at moments of exhilaration as he climbs steadfastly toward meaningful sobriety, and re-appears in the darkest moments of hopeless addiction. From a childhood of fear and rejection, Moriarty fled into adulthood fueled by ever-increasing doses of alcohol, cocaine, and prescription drugs. Frenzied all-nighters of booze and sex led to gray mornings of virtual incapacity. Friendships withered, relationships failed, yet solace and safety could always be found and reality postponed in another bottle of vodka. Until he died. And awoke. And realized. That somewhere inside him lay a life, wasted but aching to begin.

 

About John Moriarty

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Moriarty is a freelance writer living in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
Published March 9, 2011 by Alyson Books. 194 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gay & Lesbian, Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The unforgiving yet ultimately liberating cycle of recovery from addiction—of desperate attraction and triumphant avoidance—is captured in freelance writer Moriarty's unsparing memoir.

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