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

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Chapter 9-10

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore the mind of an alcoholic through the eyes of Jack London in this candid account of his struggles with alcohol. Listen to Chapter 9-10 of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs on alcoholfree.com
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John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London (1876 - 1916)
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Inside the Mind of an Alcoholic: A Candid Account of Jack London's Struggles with Alcohol

I learned another trait of John Barleycorn: he inhibits morality.
Jack London's autobiographical work, John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs, provides a candid account of his struggles with alcohol. In Chapter 9-10, London describes the camaraderie and inhibition of morality that often accompany drinking, as well as the demons and gods encountered through alcohol. Despite his reputation as 'Prince of the Oyster-beds', London's analysis of his own addiction was ahead of its time and offers valuable lessons for those struggling with addiction today.
It is important to seek help and support for addiction, and John Barleycorn should not be allowed to inhibit one's morality or control one's life. Listen to Chapter 9-10 of John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs on alcoholfree.com and gain insight into the mind of an alcoholic through London's experiences.