William Alexander

William Alexander leads workshops in Ordinary Recovery and is the author of A Man’s Book of the Spirit and A Father’s Book of the Spirit. He is currently working on a book on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Eastern spiritual practices. “From A to Z” is adapted from his most recent book, Cool Water: Alcohol, Mindfulness, and Ordinary Recovery, used with permission from Shambhala Publications.

Magazine Personal Reflections

From A to Z

William Alexander tracks the fractured terrain between booze and badness, gin and genes, identity and emptiness—and makes his way from AA to Zazen The Twelve Steps 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. […]

By William Alexander
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