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BOOK AS I M A LIFELONG ABSTAINER FROM ALCOHOL as I m a lifelong abstainer from alcohol other chemicals I for this book as I m a lifelong abstainer from alcohol and other chemicals I been told by a sober person that I m an abnormal normie But in part because of my non drinking ways I have a lot of friends who ve been through The 12 Step Programs I Know The Lingo And Can 12 step programs I know the lingo and can somebody else s inventory like nobody s business The big things that Bucky addresses are issues that a lot of people I know have with 12 step roups atheism being part of a roup and worries about the effect on being an artist Bucky offers several alternative ways to think about Higher Power and delves into other ways to conceptualize the steps in a non theistic way The main one he talks about is the Ideal Image your idea of what the best possible You would be like and be able to accomplishBeing an individualist are a big reason a lot of people find to not o to 12 step Clashing Views on Abnormal Psychology groups Buckyoes into this in depth but one thing that rang true to me is that isolating yourself by trying to Writing Matters! - Student Book get sober withoutoing to a roup is like being a punk but hanging out with jocks The first roup you try might not be for you but keep looking and you ll find the right oneOne of the best sections is The Artist and Recovery where he Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters, gets really specific about his life as a writer spoken word performer and comedian he busts the myths about alcohol drugs and artists just because your hero used a particular chemical doesn t mean that it soing to make you a Hudson Valley Mediterranean great artist to use it or a productive oneAnother concept he talks about which I think anyone regardless of sobriety could find helpful is the idea of the line of control things you can control vs things you ca. As an atheist with a background in fundamentalism Bucky Sinister was skeptical of 12steproups when the time came for him to Doing Democracy in Indigenen Gemeinschaften get sober He was afraid of losing his artistic abilities and had big problems with the higher power concept In spite of his hesitations he stuck with the program and it rewarded himreatly In Get Up he shares the knowledge he ained on his journey from being afraid of AA philosophies to embracing them motivating others to join him in their own effort.
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BUT IT WAS AN ENJOYABLE READ OK NOW Iit was an enjoyable read Ok now I born an alcoholic Also I have spent a lifetime struggling to stay sober Or I ve been dead drunk And that s it There has been no middle Stop Whining--and Start Winning ground as a number of friends and family members can I m sure attest So AA became a force in my life very early on As time passed I started to sour on the entire concept of AA because of its overbearingod consciousness despite the prevalence of the as you understand Charlie and the Christmas Kitty god rhetoric And also because of the nauseating righteousness of a large part of its membership So needless to say I ve done some brutal wrestling with 12 steproups to my detrimentThis is where Bucky Sinister comes in An angel purchased a book for me as a Christmas Il sale della vita gift after a particularly evil drinking debacle that wound me up in an institution I came home and started reading GET UP and right away I felt better Vindicated Supported Understood Bucky had hit a common thread that I couldrasp Post punk rock sober existence without some My Favorite Things god trip downer Being an artist in recovery Applying AA s principles minus the dogma And above all auide to being a stand up dude Life ain t easy these days for Americans but this solid chunk of REAL self empowerment helped me to GET THE FUCK UP Thanks ChuckIf your searching for A No Nonsense Addendum To no nonsense addendum to mighty blue book this is reuired readin. That come from the selfidentied scum bags who just might save your life He talks straight to readers about how to make it work if they can't buy into the program right away For example Higher Power can be a whole lot of things Thor and metaphor among them He helps readers to accept the roup in spite of their differences rather than walking away Get Up is the book that Sinister would have bought for himself with the advice he wanted to hear when he rst ventured into recover. ,
N t control The thing is that line dividing the two is not static things you do today can expand or contract your future possibilities in life I whole heartedly felt the love that was poured into this book Bucky ets it He s been there ask him how he knows I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone #addict or not We all can learn from his story Especially if you re in some sort of counter or not We all can learn from his story Especially if you re in some sort of counter that makes you feel vulnerable to the religious aspects that are in AA meetings because you feel like 12 steps just isn t your thing You will be able to relate with Bucky either personally or by association We all either have these friends or are THAT friend Just what I needed just when I needed it This is book is The Nine of Us great and not just for recovering addicts I d say its for anyone feeling super confused about what they re supposed to do and how Easy to read funny and inspiring An absolute must read for anybody trying toet sober but feeling as if they may have slid too far down the scale to be helped by trafitional 12 Step mehtods Sinister ives us a humorous but stark look at his own addiction as well as recovery and ives the reader a blueprint to make a sober life possible for even the most desparate and depraved A very well told story of redemption Would recommend to any self identified freaks or weirdos A very well told story of redemption Would recommend to any self identified freaks or weirdos love Stay active stay sober This book is fabulous and I not just saying that because I think the author is fabulous which I do Bucky does a Hiding in the Bathroom great job addressing the major land mines and the safe paths around them for those in early recovery who are at risk of thinking themselves out of the program I d recommend this book to anyone in ear. S toet clean Sinister a spoken word artist poet and performer wellknown on the West Coast for his The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, grabbing truthful funny performances puts out his own story no frills no excuses and no holds barred He offers a toughlove approach to recovery for all those like him who are turned off by traditional recovery books Sinisterot sober in AA and has stayed sober in AA and now he leads the very roup he joined on his path to recovery In Get Up he shares the stories and the steps. ,