April 5, 2013

Thank you Roger Ebert!

I saw Roger Ebert's blog entry being shared today on several blogs I follow and can't help but want to share it also. I didn't know he was an alcoholic, I only knew of his public life as a movie critic, but this is so well written and so inspiring, it got me a bit teary eyed and so very grateful at the same time. 34 years sober! RIP Roger. Thank you for this amazing post!

My Name is Roger, and I'm an alcoholic
By Roger Ebert on August 25, 2009 7:37 AM

In August 1979, I took my last drink. It was about four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, the hot sun streaming through the windows of my little carriage house on Dickens. I put a glass of scotch and soda down on the living room table, went to bed, and pulled the blankets over my head. I couldn't take it any more. Continue reading....

1 comment:

  1. I read this about 9 months ago...just happened upon it, and it blew my mind. here was this well known man who is breaking anonymity and breaking a tradition and still gave it to everyone! I loved it. It was very inspiring...but not jamming it down anyone's throat either. He had a way with words, no doubt, and this was part of his legacy, in my mind.

    Thanks for sharing it!



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