Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption

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Penguin, Aug 28, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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Unlike some popular memoirs that have fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug addiction, Broken is a true-life tale of recovery that stuns and inspires with virtually every page. The eldest son of journalist Bill Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable clarity the story of how a young man with every advantage found himself spiraling into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the brink of death-and how a deep spirituality allowed him to conquer his shame, transform his life, and dedicate himself to changing America's politics of addiction.

 

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User Review  - michiganreader - Borders

Not only does Cope Moyers eloquently and honestly describe the often indescribable feelings associated with craving and addiction, he is able to share the first hand accounts of the feelings of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - InCahoots - LibraryThing

Some books stay with you long after you put them down, and this is one of them. It was one of my best reads of 2007. How can the story of one person's struggle to understand that he could not manage ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue i
1
Heaven
5
The Death of Faith
19
Confirmation
31
The Fish Market Incident
47
Free Fall
67
On My Knees
97
Psych Ward
123
n SelfWill Run Riot
235
Two Dragons
255
Lost
259
Found
289
St Paul
303
Cancer
331
Scarface
349
is Emailing the Dead
355

Hazelden
151
Fellowship Club
183
Secrets
205
Epilogue
363
Acknowledgments
369
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About the author (2007)

William Cope Moyers is the vice president for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. He is a former newspaper journalist and writer for CNN.

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