Author(s): John Sutherland
Since its launch 70 years ago, Alcoholics Anonymous has sparked hot debate. For its advocates, it is simply the most efficient way of dealing with the tolerated epidemic of alcoholism; its opponents regard it as little better than a cult. The 'fellowship' performs in different ways in different places. In Last Drink to LA, John Sutherland examines the exotic mutation of the movement in the hothouse atmosphere of southern California. This book is part reportage, part confession - a study of AA as it has evolved alongside the Dream Factory of Hollywood, laced with personal testimony from two generations of Sutherlands who have passed through it. If you're going to clean up, West is best. Or at least, more fun. This book changed the author's life - In a new introduction, John Sutherland details how Last Drink to LA has helped him stay sober.
John Sutherland was formerly Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. A recovering drunk, he is the author of many, many books.