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.
What’s New About the Remake of the Classic Hollywood Story, A Star is Born?
Not a damn thing. But it was a very good movie.
There’s a lot of talk about what alcoholism is and isn’t.
I’m here to clear that up for everyone in less than 50 seconds in the newest trailer for my book.
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.
Throughout my alcoholism I’ve personally felt Stigma’s blunt-force trauma and crushing fear too many times to count.
It’s the number one issue preventing alcoholics from seeking help in time to save their life.
Why the hell do you think alcoholism is one of the few diseases people conceal rather than seek help for to avoid DEATH?
Remember the TV series “All in The Family” from the 1970’s? It was the #1 TV show in America from 1971 to 1976 and regarded as one of the most influential television series.
I’m sorry my fellow, Baby Boomers, yes it actually was that long ago.
WHEN I REACHED END STAGE ALCOHOLISM, I WAS POSSESSED. Time and again, I narrowly escaped His murderous attempts. Not this time. I Almost Murdered a Complete Stranger: Embarrassing Truths of a Madman’s Journey is a deadpan account of a near-death experience brought on by the descent into chronic alcoholism.
Amidst our advanced understanding and knowledge of human physiology, there is little agreement on what alcoholism us.
How has this vicious, fatal and prevalent affliction escaped our definition for so long?