Thanks for your generous responses

Hi all. I’m finally back in the Netherlands. This is the first time I’ve ever travelled ar0und the world, and I have two things to report.

1. It is indeed round, or else a lot of people have gone to a lot of trouble creating a first-rate illusion.

2. The jet-lag seems to average out symmetrically, so that I’m actually sleeping at night again.

I have another post coming up soon, but I just want to thank all of you who have replied to my request for contributions to my next book. Many of you have sent me fascinating tidbits — little glimpses of lives that have gone off the rails with addiction, and often gotten back on one way or another. So there’s a lot of material for me to sort through. I’ve responded to some of you. For those I’ve neglected so far, please be patient. I’ll get to you in another week or two.

Meanwhile, I’m just grateful, not only that you’re out there and that you have amazing stories to tell, but also for the courage and creativity embodied in these real-life adventures, and your willingness to share them with me and my readers.

Also, I want to welcome new readers to this blog. My time in Australia was very fruitful. I got in touch with a lot of people in the addiction community, there and in the US in the last few weeks, and I think quite a few of you have tuned into this blog (judging by the spike in numbers I see on Google Analytics).

Okay, enough blather. More posts coming up very soon.



2 thoughts on “Thanks for your generous responses

  1. Ros Slaughter June 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Marc, I have found your website which I was compelled to do after viewing a recent interview in Australia, I think it was during the Writer’s Festival in Sydney. I found your attitude engaging, non-pompous, non-judgemental, intelligent and informative. Thank you. I look forward to reading your book soon. Regards, Ros

  2. Marc June 18, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Thanks, Ros. The Writers’ Festival was a blast. I really enjoyed it — not only the beautiful harbour and lovely weather, but everyone’s avid interest in BOOKS! I wasn’t even sure people still read books. Now I’m much more optimistic.

    Hope you enjoy mine.

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