Book Reading ::

diaries for 2018 – the book 

by tcr!

October 11th :: 7 - 8:30p

Join us for a book reading from tcr!'s latest venture: diaries for 2018 – the book!


The author will do a short reading and a signing. There will be light snacks from Blue Goose Market and hot coffee served.


From the back of the book ::

"The ebbs and flows of this alcoholic. It’s all true. A year’s worth of words on my recovery journey, how I see things, and reaccounts of people I bump into. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m talking about."

An excerpt ::

“But wait, the real story is that sometimes we can be going down a certain path, have a good feeling that something extraordinary is about to happen. And then the story ends. That lottery ticket ends up in the trash with all the others.


It’s not very often our cosmic path takes a life changing turn. Life just continues on as it always has and we’re only left with what we’ve always had. But there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes our courses don’t need corrected. What we have now is enough.”


"The writing is from the perspective of a recovering alcoholic, so the introspection is worthwhile. Personal honesty - those words comes to mind about every other page. Many diarists think about how the reader will react, and it stunts the fortitude.


I can’t do the book the kind of justice one can with a mystery or World War II nonfiction. I think anyone would enjoy the book. Certainly anyone contemplating writing a memoir should look at the fresh approach." – Elaine Orr


"I really enjoyed the eclectic writing. The author bounces between honest, emotional, moving reflections and obscure, random thoughts…much like my brain and probably yours, too.

I appreciated the journal entry-style format which allowed me to pick up and read as much as I felt like reading that day. I don’t really feel like this is a book only geared towards addiction or alcoholics. That’s kind of a side-note and just a characteristic of the author. It relates more to our own humanity. The topics are original and the book is worth reading. "

– Bliss78

"It’s the coffee table kinda book that should be on every coffee table across the country. It’s also an insight into one brilliantly compassionate mind with many grins & relatable realities that brought me a little closer to a thorough check of self-honesty & authenticity." – JJ


About the Author

From tcr!'s website ::


"I don’t do well with writing bios but I’ll give you an overview.

I stopped drinking and using drugs in 1992 when I was 19. I started both too early. I started drinking again in 2002 and then stopped again in 2012. The last five years of alcoholic drinking were the worst years of my life.

I live in Geneva, Illinois. It’s a suburb of Chicago. I have two daughters and two cats and a beautiful girlfriend named Sara.

I have this website: I post too many photos. I have a podcast, I hope you listen. And then take the surveyso I know what you think.

I write about whatever all the time. Write about my journey through recovery, about how I see things, and about people I bump into. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m talking about.

There’ll be typos now and again in what I write. I’m a man not a typewriter."

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