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By Jack Erdmann

To a newly sober individual, the area could be a scary position. engaging messages approximately alcohol, cigarettes, intercourse, and extra threaten newfound sobriety, whereas chemical comforts not supply a well-known break out path. In his sequel to his acclaimed autobiography Whiskey's childrens, Jack Erdmann deals a hauntingly sincere account of his first days of sobriety. A Bar on each nook offers very important navigational bearings for secure passage during the risks of early restoration.

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The truth again. When I get home, I’ll clean up. I’ll buy some food on the way home and put it in the refrigerator. I’ll call Mom. I’ll walk down to Woodlands Market now and buy food and a paper. Then I’ll walk home slow, read the paper, open the doors and the windows, clean up, and call home. No, I’ll call her first. I have to do that. So. It’s all planned. At the apartment, I put down the newspaper and bag and open all the windows. In the corner is my mattress. The sour smell makes me dizzy for a second.

Parking is always a problem when they have a big crowd. There’s a lot right in front but it’s not very big, and the Mill Valley streets are at odd angles, feeding back into each other. The lampposts are hung with Christmas lights. Across the street, at the entrance to the parking lot, Father Tuohy is directing traffic. He’s under a streetlamp and his face is very red. As I pull into line, he starts waving his arms angrily at a Chrysler four cars up. I roll down my window in the van. ” he screams.

I’m a hopeless asshole. Why am I doing this? “I’m really happy for you. ” Stop pushing. ” “Jesus, Steve. ” “What do you want me to say? Sure I love you. ” What am I doing? Where’s my help? “This is who I am, Dad. I don’t tell people I love them every five minutes. ” “Fuck it. ” I wish I could stop. Everything I touch goes bad. He looks at me from the corner. The light from the TV flattens his eyes in his glasses. 25 A Bar on Every Corner I manage to get to sleep but it’s hard. What can I think about that will help me get to sleep?

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