The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book Title: Nice Recovery by Susan Juby
I sometimes imagine my pre-drinking personality as a rich field just waiting for some mind-altering substance to come along so that my alcoholic self could sprout and flourish.Friday 56:
It took Hank a minute or two to realize what was happening, but once he did, he also grasped that he'd just been dumped in front of a crowd and that was not cool. Not cool at all.Comment: I read a book by Susan Juby, The Truth Commission, earlier this Fall and really enjoyed it. In the end notes of that book the author mentioned she was in recovery from alcoholism and named the title of the book about her experiences with recovery. In the preface she writes, "Addiction memoirs have an odd reputation, and I find myself a little embarrassed to be writing one." Thought I would check it out and see if there are any little jewels of wisdom I can share with students or friends who are in trouble with alcohol. I'm only a few pages in so I can't really judge it yet as to its usefulness.