Some of the Words Are Theirs


A Memoir of an Alcoholic Family
George H. Jensen, Jr.
978-0-913785-09-6 (cloth)
November 2009


Add to Cart

Some of the Words Are Theirs is far more than the tale of an adult child of an alcoholic. Jensen’s story chronicles how he came to widen the lens through which he saw his past, removing the filters of the victim and abandoned child, allowing him to see events as significant primarily in the meaning we choose to give them.

George H. Jensen is professor and chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at University of Arkansas, Little Rock. His many book publications include Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous.

William L. White is a senior research consultant at Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute and past chair of the board of Recovery Communities United. He is author of the award-winning book, Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America.

“Told with great humanity, tenderness, and grace, Some of the Words Are Theirs is a story of a man healing and becoming wise, one that invites readers to see new possibilities in understanding their own lives.”
—Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine, coauthors of Comeback: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey through Hell and Back

Distributed for Moon City Press.