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May 7th, 2010

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! By Robert Boich ~Review

by Gwen

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! “A Bridge from Addiction to Early recovery” By Robert Boich

Let me preface this review by telling you this, my name is Gwen and I am an alcoholic. What makes that important for this review is that Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! is about Boich’s first six months or so of his sobriety and the lessons that he has learned. If you aren’t an addict/alcoholic yourself or have one in your life, this book isn’t for you and I will see you on my next review.

Still here? Howdy.

Robert Boich has written a great introduction to the world of living clean and  sober. What many don’t realize, is that being sober has very little to do with just not drinking. It is about living and creating a totally different way to deal with life and all it entails with an ever growing set of tools and new outlooks. Boich realized that really early on in his sobriety, bares quite a lot of himself in this book and shares what he has learned.

Excuse Me includes chapters on gratitude, honesty, acceptance, resentment and more, Boich interweaves his experiences with the things that alcoholics/addicts face in recovery. I really appreciated the journaling aspect of it. It was less about having the 12 steps crammed down your throat and more about how he came to realize how to deal with life in his own way.

The book is subtitled, A Bridge from Addiction to Early Recovery and that is important to note. This is a primer of sorts, if you have been sober for a while, like I have, there isn’t as much in it for you as there would be for someone that is new to recovery. Still, there are some unique ways of looking at things that may be new for the person that has been in recovery for a while. I wish that this book had been around when I first got the hint that maybe I needed to stop drinking. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting! would have been a godsend.

I applaud Robert Boich for his honesty, thoughts, for getting this published and most of all, for getting clean and sober.

Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting

I was sent a copy of this great book by Robert Boich and Pump Up Your Book and I thank them kindly!