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This review is from: Cleaning Up: How I Gave Up Drinking and Lived (Paperback)
This is a gobsmacking roller coaster ride through the failures of post-post war British liberated society. Far more than an alcohol diary, it's a suicidally frank account of fear, horror and collapse. The fact that it has a relatively happy ending in this case doesn't mean that the players aren't still carrying on regardless. Sex, drugs, booze, casual cruelty, hatred and fear, described with harrowing realism, interspersed with cheerful practical advice, all well written. Never a dull moment. And the worst thing is that it's all plausible, all rings true. This book is a sharp pointer to the the disfunctional society that we have created.