In this gripping debut novel by Andrew Seaward, the lives of three addicts converge following an accidental and horrific death.
Monty Miller, a self-destructive, codependent alcoholic, is wracked by an obsession to drink himself to death as punishment for a fatal car accident he didn’t cause.
Dave Bell, a former all-American track star turned washed-up high school volleyball coach, routinely chauffeurs his bus full of teens on a belly full of liquor and head full of crack.
Angie Mallard, a recently divorced housewife with three estranged children, will go to any lengths to restore the family she lost to crystal meth.
All three are court-mandated to a secluded drug rehab high in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There, they learn the universal truth among alcoholics and addicts:
Though they may all be sick…SOME ARE SICKER THAN OTHERS.Based on the author’s own personal experience with substance abuse and twelve-step programs, Some Are Sicker Than Others, transcends the clichés of the typical recovery story by exploring the insidiousness of addiction and the harrowing effect it has on not just the afflicted, but everyone it touches.
With the harsh realism of Brett Easton Ellis and the dark, confrontational humor of Chuck Palahniuk, Mr. Seaward takes the reader deep inside the psyche of the addict and portrays, in very explicit details, the psychological and physiological effects of withdrawal and the various stages of recovery.
As Top 10 Amazon Reviewer, Grady Harp, put it: ”What sets Andrew’s novel apart from other recovery stories is his deep understanding of the physiochemical aspects of substance abuse and addiction. Seaward not only understands the socioeconomic, psychological and, yes, criminal impact these people create, he also displays such a profound understanding of the physiological/medical aspects of addiction that we are left to wonder if he hasn’t been down the path of his characters himself.”
“Seaward not only weaves an exceptionally well-constructed story with wholly credible characters, he offers deeper insights and relates more factual information about the disease of addiction than any other writer to date.” -Grady Harp, Top 10 Amazon Reviewer
“Monty Miller’s journey reminds us of the difficult road of acceptance, forgiveness and redemption that we all must take at some point in our lives.”-Cyrus Webb, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
“This is a very dark, harsh, unmerciful look at addiction with unrelenting exposure of its consequences.” -Dr. Patricia Laster, Psychologist and Author of “Breaking Free”
About The Author
Andrew Seaward is an award-winning author, actor, and screenwriter. He has written and acted in a number of independent productions, including the poignant short film, Drowning, which won the prestigious “Award of Merit” at the 2010 Indie Fest.
Though a chemical engineer by trade, Andrew’s true passion in life is helping other addicts and alcoholics on their individual paths of recovery. A recovering addict himself, Andrew understands the viciousness of addiction and the harrowing effect it has on not just the afflicted, but everyone it touches. As a result, he has dedicated his life to removing the unfair stigma associated with addiction by encouraging addicts to embrace their recovery, not hide from it.
His brand new blog, Portraits of Addiction, has been creating a lot of buzz within blogging community. It was even featured on Word Press’ Top 10 Daily Picks.
Andrew currently resides in Denver, CO, where he is busy at work on his next novel. For more information about Andrew and his projects, please visit his website: andrewseaward.com.
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