Whiskey's Children by J. Erdmann

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An intimate glimpse into the soul of Jack Erdmann, an intelligent, charismatic man who also happens to be a fourth-generation alcoholic, Whiskey's Children recounts Jack's journey from the pain and despair of addiction to the miracle of recovery.
 

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A fourth-generation alcoholic, Jack Erdmann has been sober for more than 20 years. An accomplished salesman and businessman, he has more recently made a name for himself as the author of Whiskey's Children and a lecturer.He lives in the San Francisco area. Larry Kearney was born in Brooklyn in 1943. His father was from Galway, his mother from Glasgow, and they were good people. After attending Brooklyn Technical High School and Harpur College, he moved to San Francisco in 1964, where his first book, Fifteen Poems, was published that year by Graham MacIntosh at White Rabbit Press. Other publications followed, including Dead Poem (White Rabbit), Five (Tombouctou), Kidnapped (Foot), Oz and Damaged Architecture (Smithereens), Streaming (Trike/O Books), Passion, Transmission, and The Only Available Substance/Please Keep My Word (with Sarah Menefee) from Worm in the Rain Publications, a personal press through which he has published a large number of titles. He lives in Northern California.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Vernal Press. 245 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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By the time Erdmann was a teenager, his guardedly tender, reverent soul was buried under the classic alcoholic need to ""to make it to the other side where things are different."" Drinking hard in a bar every day after high school, Erdmann learned the alcoholic's code: ""The pain can be killed"" ...

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