Reading Mr. Anders' book vividly brought back many memories which seem to have faded somewhat since I started my own recovery journey. His analogies are raw, witty and colorful. While they might seem crazy, or even embellished, those of us who have been there immediately recognize the insane thinking and the "debate society" in our heads re: our addiction as all too real. And frightening. A great book for those in recovery. A great book for those in the helping profession who could use insight into the crazy thinking that guides the alcoholic/addict's behavior. Also enjoyed the rapid-fire pace and internal dialogue.