Whilst it’s simply not possible for me to read and review all the books I’m offered, nor to invite every author onto Linda’s Book Bag, I do try to accommodate as many as I can. Today I’m delighted to feature J.R. Weaver to stay in with me because I think he has a fascinating story to tell!
Staying in with J.R. Weaver
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
Thanks for having me over Linda 😊 Hi everyone I’m JR Weaver, the man behind The Addiction Manifesto, which is based off my experiences that I encountered during my quest to get sober from drugs and alcohol. It’s about the trials and tribulations on the road to finding recovery.
Crikey. That’s quite a background to a book. What can we expect from an evening in with The Addiction Manifesto?
Readers will find a real-life glimpse into the personal struggle that anyone in recovery deals with on a daily basis. Originally this was my own personal journal, my ‘hope manual’ so if you can imagine that I’m writing all of this with the goal of convincing myself to believe in myself so that I can achieve sobriety.
That sounds a very brave thing to do.
I started writing a few months into my journey and I had people in recovery criticize me that I didn’t understand the process of recovery enough to write a book about it. And what they said is true but what I did understand is addiction after living it day for day for 27 years.
What made you turn your writing from your ‘hope manual‘ to a book then?
I write to free people from the chains of addiction, if my book can help someone navigate thru those early relapse obstacles and reach long-term sobriety then all the years that I spent living on the streets, homeless and hopeless, lost and confused to the point of nearly destroying myself will have served a bigger purpose.
That’s incredibly altruistic. I hope The Addiction Manifesto helps others in the way you want it to. It sounds like a very powerful read.
What else have you brought along and why have you brought it?
Cyber drinks on me, of course non-alcoholic lol, but seriously let me tell ya how you can save 15% on your car insurance by switching to Geico lol!
I’m not sure about the insurance but I’m perfectly happy to have a mocktail!
Thanks so much for staying in with me and being so honest about your experiences.
I am grateful to be able to spend some time with you and your readers. I hope it shed some light on a dark subject, writing about addiction might not put a Pulitzer in my future but it will help me sleep better at night because I helped spread the message of recovery. Thank you!!
You are very, very welcome. Let me give readers a few more details about The Addiction Manifesto.
The Addiction Manifesto
2020 International Book Awards Finalist for Health: Addiction & Recovery
“Some people won’t believe in you, and that’s ok, this journey isn’t about them. It’s about you.”
The Addiction Manifesto has been uniquely designed to provide you with a new perspective on recovery and will show you that anything is possible. In this deeply personal book, JR Weaver has crafted a raw insight into his life and how he’s been affected by substance abuse over the past 20 years. He details his recovery process and how he’s dealt with loss.
With this book he wishes to help people on their journey to recovery. His realistic approach details his journey to try to have a normal life again.
If you’re going through addiction recovery or want to help someone who is… This book allows you to gain a greater understanding of substance abuse and its many challenges.
About J.R. Weaver
JR Weaver is an army veteran and person in long-term recovery who is passionate about the health and wellness of others. He is looking to assist millions of people in different parts of the world through their journey to recovery as he details his experience and struggles with the hope of championing a global recovery revolution.