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

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Chapter 33-35

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the harrowing journey of Jack London's battle with alcoholism in Chapter 33-35 of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs. 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: Jack London's Unforgettable Battle Against Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol tells truth, but its truth is not normal. This order of truth, no matter how erroneous it may be, is the sane and normal order of truth, the rational order of truth that life must believe in order to live.
In Chapter 33-35 of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs, Jack London provides a brutally honest account of his lifelong battle against alcoholism. Despite the controversy surrounding his death, London's autobiographical work remains an insightful analysis of addiction and its effects on the human mind and body. Through the eyes of John Barleycorn, London describes the demons and gods he encountered, and the morning sickness of a steady, heavy drinker.
He also delves into the white logic of John Barleycorn and the various orders of truth in life. London's vivid descriptions and metaphors provide an eye-opening and thought-provoking perspective on addiction and the importance of accepting the cheats of sense and snares of flesh. As London wrote, 'Alcohol tells truth, but its truth is not normal.' Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com and discover the unforgettable journey of one man's battle against alcohol addiction.