Ninety Days by Bill Clegg audiobook

Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery

By Bill Clegg  and Zachary Lazar
Read by Bill Clegg  and Zachary Lazar

Little, Brown & Company 9780316122528
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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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Summary

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An often-vivid testament to the difficulties of overcoming addiction and the value of companionship.” Salon
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-
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
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
“Brutally honest…Clegg follows his gut-wrenching Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man with an equally stark tale of the hard and ongoing work of recovering from addiction.” Booklist (starred review)
“Clegg’s spare, nearly minimalist style complements the drama inherent in his material: it’s addition through subtraction…Clegg draws the reader into his claustrophobic existence. His distance from both his character and the world short-circuits the addiction memoir tendency toward melodrama. When specific details do seep in—selling his mother’s silver, a drug-fueled threesome—the impact is powerful. With understated craft, Clegg has written a harrowing story.” Publishers Weekly
“A memoir about how difficult it is to achieve and maintain sobriety, and Clegg’s ultimate realization that it cannot be accomplished on one’s own…His heartfelt, passionate revelations will directly touch the hearts of readers.” Library Journal
“The author writes with astonishing honesty, infusing the intensely interior narrative with powerful imagery and penetrating insights…At turns cautionary and inspirational, Clegg’s saga embraces both the weaknesses and strengths of human nature, while only alluding to the possibility of salvation.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Bill Clegg

Author Bio: Bill Clegg

Bill Clegg is a literary agent in New York. He is the author of Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, and Ninety Days: A Memoir of Recovery. He graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

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Author Bio: Zachary Lazar

Author Bio: Zachary Lazar

Zachary Lazar is an American novelist. His second novel, Sway, was a finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award at Barnes & Noble and was an editor's choice at the New York Times book review. He earned an AB in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Lazar’s articles and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, BOMB Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2011, Lazar joined the faculty of Tulane University as an assistant professor of English.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English