From the author of Recovering from Religious Abuse, a highly personal memoir of one man's tumultuous road to sobriety--and a changed life.
As a young boy and a young man, Jack Watts lived in a painfully dysfunctional home, which led to his own self-destructive behaviors that nearly ruined his life. In Hi, My Name Is Jack, Watts openly talks of his multiple failed marriages, strained relationships with his children, overwhelming business losses, and the self-loathing and guilt that plagued him for years. But through programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the support of others, he managed to recover.
Gradually learning to make better choices, Watts discovered how to move past seemingly indelible failures and become a productive, loving adult. He speaks candidly of his efforts to live out the twelve steps and restore relationships with family members, even after his recovery is tested when he discovers that his daughters had been abused by a close relative.
Men and women all over the world struggle with alcohol addiction and with childhood family dysfunction that often sets them on a path of self-destruction. This honest, sometimes startling, story will inspire others who are looking for sanity and self-reliance beyond the shackles of addiction.