Four Years Sober

It’s the fourth anniversary. What a sentence to write.

The first year of sobriety snuck up on me. It was September 21, 2014, a day that grabbed me from behind, reached up and wrapped its hands around my throat. It’d been the hardest year of my life, and the thought of running dry for another sixty-or-whatever years threatened to choke the life out of me.

As it went, though, I kept on living, and in that living, I added a few days to that year. Then a few months. The second year passed with less violence. Then the third. Today, the fourth year snuck up on me, but it’s not threatening to choke me. It’s a sweeter day, somehow gentler. Four years without approaching even tipsy, and I’m most grateful. I might even say I’m at peace.

From that well of gratitude, I’ve decided to give away 10 copies of Coming Clean: A Story of Faith to one person. Winner-winner-chicken-dinner, use them however you wish. Use them in a group study. Give copies to friends in AA or NA or SA or any other twelve step program. Gift them to your business or church. Whatever. It’s up to you.

If you want to be entered into the drawing do any of the following (you’ll receive an entry for each):

1. Drop me a line in the comments below, letting me know you’d like your name entered;
2. Sign up to receive my bi-monthly TinyLetter;
3. Become a patron of my work (any level).

All the entries will be sorted in a virtual hat and the winner will be drawn at random.

Thanks again for reading along, for following me in this journey. You’re good folks.



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  • graphoman

    Hi, I’d love a copy but I’m from far, far away, and don’t want to trouble you with the shipping cost. If I still qualify, I’d be happy with a digital copy.

  • Mary Beth

    Please enter me in the book giveaway, been hoping to read it soon.

  • hilaryfaith

    Congratulations on four years. I haven’t yet read your book but hope to this year. I have a friend who recently celebrated her first year of freedom from her addiction – that victory was hard fought and long desired. If I win the book copies, I’ll have to send one her way and do a virtual book club.

  • David

    Hey Seth, I’ve been wanting a copy, please enter my name in the giveaway.

  • Christina Rose

    Congratulations on 4 years! That is really something to celebrate! I would like to enter the giveaway, I’m very excited to read your book!