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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)

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Chapter 17-18

Thursday 1st January 1970

Join the discussion on the legendary Jack London's John Barleycorn chapter 17-18 on alcoholfree.com. Discover the charm of alcohol and the agony of addiction through London's brutally honest analysis of his own experiences.
41 minutes
Honest
Thought-provoking
Raw
Engaging
Life-changing

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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)
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Jack London's John Barleycorn Chapter 17-18: The Mystery of Charm

The point is that the charm of John Barleycorn was still a mystery to me.
Jack London's autobiographical work, John Barleycorn, was way ahead of its time. In chapter 17-18, London describes his experiences and reflections on alcohol and addiction through the eyes of John Barleycorn. He speaks with remarkable candor and insight on the demons and gods he encountered, both friend and enemy. The point is that the charm of John Barleycorn was still a mystery to him. London's brutally honest analysis is thought-provoking and raw, leaving readers with an engaging and life-changing perspective.
He also delves into the primitive fashion of courtship, describing his own struggles with apprehension and doubt. Join the discussion on alcoholfree.com and discover the mystery of charm and the agony of addiction through the eyes of one of the greatest writers of all time.