Jan. 25, 2023

A Poet Looks Back at 40 Years Sober: Jack McCarthy Remembered, plus Actress Ali McGraw Speaks of Self-worth

A Poet Looks Back at 40 Years Sober: Jack McCarthy Remembered, plus Actress Ali McGraw Speaks of Self-worth

Acclaimed and beloved national poet Jack McCarthy shares his 40-year journey in recovery. Sadly, Jack passed away 10 years ago this month. He actually went into recovery 50 years before his passing but had "a one-night stand" after his first 10 years....


Acclaimed and beloved national poet Jack McCarthy shares his 40-year journey in recovery. Sadly, Jack passed away 10 years ago this month. He actually went into recovery 50 years before his passing but had "a one-night stand" after his first 10 years. He talks openly about that relapse and how it contributed to his long-term recovery.

His book, "Drunks, and Other Poems of Recovery" is available at independent bookstores, as well as at Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Drunks-Other-Poems-Recovery-McCarthy-ebook/dp/B00E3DZLXQ

And the video tribute to Jack, produced by Neil, is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-fWxNKT--4

This edition of the podcast also includes some thoughts on self-worth from actress Ali McGraw.