Supporting the Voices of WOR Alumni

Individual Weekend of Recovery Alumnus frequently send information about ways the WOR program has empowered them to expand their life and thrive. One example is the number of Alumni who are demonstrating their newly-acquired courage by publicly sharing their personal narratives. We allow each submission to stand on its own, without any additional review or commentary.

We welcome submissions from any WOR Alumni but cannot guarantee publication. Contact Us…

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Waging Justice

Author: Dr. Paul Zeitz
Publication Date: September 1, 2017

Waging Justice is a personal memoir. In unflinching prose, Dr. Zeitz shares a lifetime of struggles and hard-won lessons as a doctor, activist, father, and son. His complex dance between healing others and healing himself ultimately transforms the inexplicable anger and disappointment he felt at the state of the world and his own past into full throttled, open-hearted, soul-satisfying action set on a global stage. Waging Justice is a personal story and also a universal one: a story of action, of courage, and of forgiveness; and a rallying cry to wage justice in our lives, speak the truth, be bold, and take action in the world today.


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Breaking the Ruhls

Author: Larry Ruhl
Publication Date: February 1, 2017

An urgent and timely memoir exploring the reality of childhood sexual abuse, a scourge on too many neighborhoods, often hiding in plain sight. Millions of victims remain silent, buried under the weight of their own guild, shame, and addiction.


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The Day the Rain Came Down

Author: James Miller
Publication Date: December 1, 2017

The book tells the stories of Jim & Jerry – Gay Identical Twins and the sexual, emotional, and physical abuse in our family of origin beginning at age 11. It talks about our recovery from multiple addictions that became a way to numb our pain. And the expansion of our creativity in sobriety. Jim is a writer and painter and poet. Jerry is a professional actor singer director producer.


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Patamystical – About That Time

Author: Eric Jennings
Publication Date: Ongoing

A free online memoir in newsletter form. Eric Jennings, a 3-time Weekend of Recovery Alumni, is a yoga instructor, writer, and visual artist. He chronicles his recovery from early childhood sexual victimization using poetry, traditional memoir, and creative non-fiction.


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