This book digs deeper as it continues the work of the first book: a journey into sobriety. I have had many ask me to write about more cliches, so I have. This book is more profound and tactically spiritual, written with a voice that has seen not only the promises come true, but even more edifying events that can only be called the miraculous. The first book was written when I had 2-3 years sober. Now I am approaching 14 years sober, so I am older, I have been sober longer and my sobriety has matured. I still believe, like the first book, the spiritual wisdom of the old-timers is something all can enjoy and learn from, not just alcoholics, but any who are on a spiritual journey. The Big Book states that Henry Ford once made a wise remark to the effect that experience is the thing of supreme value in life. We grow by our willingness to face and rectify errors and convert them into assets. The alcoholic's past thus becomes his greatest asset. The first book was written with the hope to spread laughter and hope to the newcomer that believes all is lost. The second book speaks more to those with a little sobriety, not someone with the shakes. It is more in depth and thought provoking, for those with clearer heads. There are certain epiphanies that come with long term sobriety. In this book, each clich is a parable, an allegorical truth that is explained using information from the Big Book and the realizations from someone who has recovered from alcoholism and has nearly 14 years sober. This book is not fluff, nor is it for the faint hearted. The world of alcohol and drug abuse is not pretty, nor one easily explained or understood. This book is soul searching and at the same time inspirational. I have tried to get a little deeper with this one, a little more personal, and more spiritual. I hope you gain as much in reading it as I did writing it. Sincerely, Bob T.