I have read many memoirs of varying styles. The author approaches this memoir in a different manner. He brings you back to the time of his childhood to reveal how he perceived growing up with a father that was an alcoholic, how that molded him and how the entire family functioned. He asked many question like a child would at this time but the answers escape him until much later in life. He finds a lovely lady and gets married then raises his three children. He then makes a very disturbing observation he has become his father. The author has one thing his father did not, faith. His faith may have been buried but in time, it did resurface stronger. Overtime, he was able to remove the obstacles that had kept getting in his way. Author sends a very strong message to all of us. We all have issues and there is no reason we have to keep them bottled up inside of us. His struggle with his own addition shows that the patterns can be broken no matter how bad you think things have gotten. There is always hope if your faith is strong enough.
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