- Title: Drunkard A Hard Drinking Life
- Author: Neil Steinberg
- Release Date: June 2008 (Penguin)
- Genre: Memoir
- Rating: 4 Stars (GREAT BUY)
Neil Steinberg is a newspaper man. He likes his job, he lives in the burbs, he has a great family - he has the 'picture perfect' life - except that its about to implode.
Neil Steinberg is also an alcoholic. After a particularly long and difficult day of drinking, he strikes his wife - who promptly calls the police on him. He spends some time in prison and must attend rehab and AA. Neither of which are sitting well with him.
Steinberg has drawn a vivid and scary picture of what someone can become when the drinking gets out of control. Despite the fact that he is on the verge of losing absolutely everything, including his mind, his addict mind will not let him see that he truly needs help.
Through his struggles and with alot of honest insights, Streinberg starts to see that maybe he is, after all, the addict that everyone else seems to believe he is. The author does not hesitate to describe his nightmare and is very candid about his role in how he got there and more importantly, how he can get to a happier, sober place.
Written with humor, candor and hope, this memoir is a must read for anybody who has ever been or has ever known an alcoholic - there is hope.