Clancy Martin is the Chair of the Philosophy Department at University of Missouri. He is an expert in Nietzsche. His PhD dissertation was on the philosophy of lying. He is also a best selling author of How to Sell (2009), a semi-autobiographical account of a young man in the jewelry business who engages in various unethical methods to make money. “First lie to yourself about what grade the diamond is; then you can sincerely tell your customer ‘the truth’ about what it’s worth.” He drinks to quash the feelings of guilt caused by his peccadilloes. And he (the author) is also an alcoholic. Continue reading An Interview with Philosopher/Author/Alcoholic Clancy Martin
Monthly Archives: April 2013
A conversation with author/alcoholic Paul Carr
Paul Carr is a young writer and adventurer. He is also an alcoholic. He decided to get sober a few years ago. However, he didn’t exactly like what AA had to offer, so he wrote his own 12 steps. They are outlined in this Wall Street Journal article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577281413725296538.html
AddictionMyth sat down with Mr. Carr for this intimate interview conducted by email. Continue reading A conversation with author/alcoholic Paul Carr
A conversation with David Sheff, author of “Clean”
David Sheff is the best selling author of Beautiful Boy, the account of his son’s struggle with drug addiction. Recently, he came out with a new book, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy, which describes the state of the treatment industry, and what a person has to do to get clean from drugs.
AddictionMyth recently sat down with Mr. Sheff for an intimate interview via email. Continue reading A conversation with David Sheff, author of “Clean”