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By Robert Thomsen

This can be the tale of a guy whose discovery and imaginative and prescient have replaced the lives of thousands of individuals through the international. Robert Thomsen's biography takes readers throughout the occasions of invoice W.'s lifestyles, the entire whereas detailing Bill's turning out to be dependence on alcohol. Thomsen writes of the cave in that introduced invoice to the verge of loss of life and of the luminous immediate of perception that kept him. This turning aspect led invoice to the come across in 1935 with Dr. Bob and the beginning of what was once to be a brand new starting for numerous others who despaired of discovering rescue and redemption. each evening at Alcoholics nameless conferences around the globe, a speaker says, "Our tales divulge in a basic method what we was once like, what occurred, and what we're like now." This describes the tale of invoice W., a stirring non secular odyssey via triumph, failure, and rebirth, with very important that means for women and men in every single place.

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In this valley between the Taconic and the Green, October days do not end as August and September days end, with evening gradually easing into night. In no time now the darkness solidified and he could no longer make out, even from so great a height, where the sky stopped and where the mountains began. Soon yellow lights were coming on in the inn and he could see lanterns being lit in kitchens all up and down the road. He could hear mothers calling children in and old Mr. Landers whistling for his dog.

A jug of whiskey was on the baseboard by their feet and occasionally he saw his father reach down, pick up the jug and take a swig, but their eyes were always focused straight ahead. Page 9 He never knew how long the trip had taken, he never cared, for as they trotted along, then slowed to a walk, he was seeing it allthe moon, the road ahead as bright as day, the fields at the side enameled over with tiny white flowersand he was seeing it with such awareness, such clarity of vision, that he knew, even as it happened, that it was being recorded and that he would remember it all the days of his life.

It always came around to that. It was, it had to be, his fault. He was the guilty one. After a while these late-night questionings invariably ended in the same way. Finding no answer on the ceiling, unable to absorb the feelings of rejection, the nameless guilts he could never honestly pin down, he would get out of bed, walk across to the bureau and stand for a while studying himself in the mirror. Then his bony face would set its jaw, his eyes would flash back into his own.  . Very well. Very well, he could do some cutting off himself.

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