From the September 1974 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Book Review - A Sensitive, Passionate Man

This department reports items of interest in the field of alcoholism outside AA. Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

This book by Barbara Mahoney is likely to stir up a good deal of discussion in our Fellowship among AAs who read it, and I think many will. It is a tightly told, honest, and extremely moving story of one of the 90 (or so) percent of all alcoholics who do not find either sobriety or AA, who die hard, young, and painfully and cause unbelievable, futile suffering for those who love them.

-- G. N. G., Ph.D.

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