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

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Thursday 1st January 1970

In this episode of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs, Jack London describes his struggles with alcoholism with remarkable candor and insight. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.
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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)
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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London: A Brutally Honest Analysis of Addiction

He offers false strength to the body, false elevation to the spirit, making things seem what they are not and vastly fairer than what they are.
In this episode of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London, the author offers a brutally honest analysis of his struggles with alcoholism. Through his autobiographical work, London describes the demons and gods he encountered through alcohol, both friend and enemy. He describes the false strength and elevation offered by alcohol, which makes things seem vastly fairer than they are.
London's account is a remarkable and insightful one, and it is easy to see why his work was ahead of its time. This episode also tackles the controversies surrounding London's death and alcoholism. Listeners will also learn about the effects of alcohol on creativity and work ethic, as well as its numbing effect on the brain. Overall, this episode provides a thought-provoking and engaging account of alcoholism that is both raw and honest.
Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.