This book is dedicated with compassion to the walking wounded, their families and the countless casualties of alcoholism.
Alcoholism is alive – a mysterious, soul-destroying and murderous entity. I refer to it as The Stranger.
I recorded the following stanza to help others understand what it is like being held by The Stranger.
Hi. My name’s Jim Spina. I’m a recovering alcoholic.
The idea to write my book I Almost Murdered a Complete Stranger just came to me, title and all, while I was walking out of a major Medical Hospital in Baltimore, almost two years ago today.
I was told I was a high priority; they even admitted me to the top floor. My prognosis wasn’t looking great.