A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann

A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann The little known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama She was born into a life of wealth and privilege sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair and then rose to inspire thou

  • Title: A Biography of Mrs Marty Mann
  • Author: David Brown
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The little known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair, and then rose to inspire thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves The first woman to achieve long term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, Marty Mann advocated the understanding that alcoThe little known life of Marty Mann rivals a Masterpiece Theatre drama She was born into a life of wealth and privilege, sank to the lowest depths of poverty and despair, and then rose to inspire thousands of others, especially women, to help themselves The first woman to achieve long term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, Marty Mann advocated the understanding that alcoholism is an issue of public health, not morality In their fascinating book, Sally and David Brown shed light on this influential figure in recovery history Born in Chicago in 1905, Marty was favored with beauty, brains, charisma, phenomenal energy, and a powerful will She could also out drink anyone in her group of social elites When her father became penniless, she was forced into work, landed a lucrative public relations position, and a decade later was destitute because of her drinking She was committed to a psychiatric center in 1938 a time when the term alcoholism was virtually unknown, the only known treatment was drying out, and two men were compiling the book Alcoholics Anonymous Marty read it on the recommendation of psychiatrist Dr Harry Tiebout it was her first step toward sobriety and a long, illustrious career as founder of the National Council on Alcoholism, or NCA This is a story of one woman s indefatigable effort and indomitable spirit, compellingly told by Sally and David Brown.

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    1. This book captured my interest and never let it go.If you are interested in Alcoholism, this woman did more for removing the stigma of the disease than anyone else.It is a treasure trove filled with historical information about the disease of alcoholism, her personal recovery story, and Alcoholics Anonymous.I highly recommend it.

    2. After Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Marty M. probably did more than any other alcoholic to make the disease concept of alcoholism socially acceptable, which revolutionized the way alcoholics came to be treated at all levels of society.Founder of the National Council on Alcoholism, she's the third woman to gain a measure of recovery in AA (after Florence R. and Mary C.). She's the author of "Women Suffer Too," in the Personal Stories section of the Big Book, the second story by a woman after Florence R.'s [...]

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