neil steinberg

@ Valparaiso University Harre Union, Wednesday June 28, 7PM


Neil Steinberg is a daily columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he has been on staff since 1987. He has also written for many other publications, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Forbes, the Washington Post and the New York Daily News. The author of eight books, his most recent, "Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," was written with Sara Bader and published by the University of Chicago Press.

“Recovery is the path of the hero. It’s a difficult, arduous effort, and most people can’t do it. It’s like climbing a mountain. And these people, these writers, can help you make it.”

Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates seventeen million adults in the United States are alcoholics or have a serious problem with alcohol. This scourge affects not only those who drink or use drugs but also their families and friends, who witness the horror of addiction. Both the afflicted and those who love them are often baffled by what is happening, never mind what to do about it. With Out of the Wreck I Rise, Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader have created a resource like no other—one that harnesses the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about, while forging change, deepening understanding, and even saving lives.

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