To Hell and Back: Alcoholism, addiction and lessons they taught me
By Jim Coyle

In recent months, as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s bizarre behaviour -- and revelations of his excessive drinking -- made international news, the subject of alcoholism has come under the spotlight. In his new ebook, Hell and Back: Alcoholism, Addiction and the Lessons They Taught Me, veteran Toronto Star journalist Jim Coyle tackles that issue head-on as he recounts his own horrific descent into a sea of booze and his hard-won recovery. Coyle writes that he decided to tell his story because so many citizens have been looking for an explanation for Ford’s "bafflingly self-destructive conduct." His book is dedicated “to those brave enough to speak difficult truths . . . and especially to those who are yet to learn that there’s a better way to be.”



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To Hell and Back: Alcoholism, addiction and lessons they taught me