Dr. Al Mooney
If you guessed that they’re all human beings that live on planet earth, you’re right!
Of course I’m just messing with you:)
But seriously. Each person listed above has been touched by addiction in some way. And not only that, each one has written a book (or two) about their experiences.
And today I’m sharing their books with you.
The cool thing (well, another cool thing) about this crew, is that their work and experiences covers a wide range of topics.
And much, much more.
So you can think of this list as your addiction and recovery book buffet.
And the best thing about this buffet is that you can eat as much as you like without feeling all bloaty and guilty after wards.
Sound good? If so, you can check out this list of fabulous authors below.
Of course, there are hundreds, even thousands of books that I could add to this list. So, if there are any books that you’d suggest, leave your recommendations in the comment section.
And if you’re feeling inspired, click those share buttons and spread this list to someone you know that’s looking for a new book to add to their collection or just needs some guidance and inspiration.
Self-Care & Adult Children Of Alcoholics
Amy Eden – The Kind Self-Healing Book: Raise Yourself Up With Curiosity And Compassion
As an adult child of alcoholics and the founder of the influential blog Guess What Normal Is, author Amy Eden understands the importance-and the particular challenges-of nurturing self-care and self-love, having embarked on the complex journey herself. As a result, The Kind Self-Healing Book invites readers to take a courageous look inside their hearts and minds, guided by sensitivity and love, so they may discover how some of their unconscious behaviors are hurting them.
CLICK HERE for The Kind Self-Healing Book.
All Around Addiction & Recovery – Reference Book
Dr. Al Mooney – The Recovery Book: Answers to All Your Questions About Addiction and Alcoholism and Finding Health and Happiness
The Recovery Book provides a direct and easy-to-follow road map to every step in the recovery process, from the momentous decision to quit to the emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that arise along the way. Its comprehensive and effective advice speaks to people with addiction, their loved ones, and addiction professionals who need a proven, trusted resource and a supportive voice.
CLICK HERE for more on The Recovery Book.
Jesse Schenker – All or Nothing: One Chef’s Appetite For The Extreme
Blending Kitchen Confidential, Blood, Bones & Butter, and Breaking Bad, Jesse Schenker’s recovery memoir, All or Nothing illuminates the highs and lows of addiction, anxiety, and ambition in the world of haute cuisine.
CLICK HERE for more on All or Nothing.
Betrayal, Relapse & Codependency
Holli Kenley – Mountain Air: Relapsing And Finding The Way Back One Breath At A Time
Mountain Air: Relapsing And Finding The Way Back One Breath At A Time is a brutally honest personal narrative detailing a painful decent into relapse and a powerful journey back to recovering.
CLICK HERE for more on Mountain Air.
Addiction, Marriage, Family & Forgiveness
Amy Baumgardner – From this Day Forward: A Love Story of Faith, Hope, and Forgiveness
Combining the heart wrenching blow-by-blow devastation of Beautiful Boy, and the inspiring devotion found in The Vow, From This Day Forward has all the drama of a Lifetime Movie, with a universal message for anyone who strives to love one person struggling with addiction.
CLICK HERE for more on From This Day Forward.
Lorelie Rozzano – Jagged Little Edges, Jagged Little Lies & Gracie’s Secret
Lorelie has a true gift for being able to translate her own life experiences, shackled by addiction, into a series of compelling fictional novels.
CLICK HERE for much more on Lorelie’s complete series of books.