Ninety Days

Ninety Days

A Memoir of Recovery

The goal is ninety. Just ninety clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With six weeks of his most recent rehab behind him he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies including Polly, who struggles daily with her own cycle of recovery and relapse, and the seemingly unshakably sober Asa.

At first, the support is not enough: Clegg relapses with only three days left. Written with uncompromised immediacy, NINETY DAYS begins where Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man ends-and tells the wrenching story of Clegg’s battle to reclaim his life. As any recovering addict knows, hitting rock bottom is just the beginning.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

On Sale: April 10th 2012

Price: $14.98

ISBN-13: 9781611134025

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"Mesmerizing...Reading it is like letting the needle down on a Nick Drake album. Clegg tells his story in short, atmospheric paragraphs, each separated by white space, each its own strobe-lighted snapshot of decadent poetic memory.... Clegg can write." -Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Clegg spares no one's feelings, least of all his own; it's not the brutality that makes this book worthwhile but rather the strange beauty of the stream-of consciousness prose." -Mickey Rapkin, GQ

"Beautifully rendered in spare and elegant prose, a rumination on the human condition that recalls William Styron's memoir of depression, Darkness Visible" -Kirk Davis Swinehart, Chicago Tribune