of the Words Are Theirs
A Memoir of an Alcoholic Family
George H. Jensen Jr.
Foreword by William L. White
“Told with great humanity, tenderness, and grace, Some
of the Words Are Theirs is a story of a man healing and
becoming wise, one that invites readers to see new possibilities
in understanding their own lives.”
—Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine, coauthors of Comeback:
A Mother and Daughter’s Journey through Hell and Back
Some of the Words Are Theirs is far more than the
tale of an adult child of an alcoholic. Jensen’s story
chronicles how he came to widen the lens through which he
saw his past, removing the filters of the victim and abandoned
child, allowing him to see events as significant primarily
in the meaning we choose to give them.
George H. Jensen is professor and chair of
the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at University of Arkansas,
Little Rock. His many book publications include Storytelling
in Alcoholics Anonymous.
William L. White is a senior research consultant
at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past
chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. He is author
of the award-winning book, Slaying the Dragon: The History
of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America.
6 x 9, 400 pages, 18 photographs
Distributed for Moon City Press.