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

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Chapter 5-6

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore Jack London's brutally honest and insightful analysis of his struggles with alcoholism in the latest episode of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs, Chapter 5-6. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)
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Jack London's John Barleycorn and the Demons of Alcoholism

What they drink for is the brain effect, and if it must come through the body, so much the worse for the body.
In the latest episode of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs, Chapter 5-6, Jack London provides a brutally honest and insightful analysis of his struggles with alcoholism. London's autobiographical work offers a glimpse into the demons and gods he encountered through both friend and enemy, John Barleycorn. Despite controversies surrounding London's death and modern theories of addiction, London's analysis was ahead of its time.
The prevalence and accessibility of alcohol in his community, as well as his environment and experiences, all shaped his relationship with alcohol. However, London's love-hate relationship with John Barleycorn ultimately led to a source of pride in his strong stomach and head for drinking, which later became a great affliction. London's work is a thought-provoking and engaging exploration of the allure of forgetfulness and escape through alcohol and the impact it has on individuals.
Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.