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Paperback The Lois Wilson Story, Hallmark Edition: When Love Is Not Enough Book

ISBN: 1592859801

ISBN13: 9781592859801

The Lois Wilson Story, Hallmark Edition: When Love Is Not Enough

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Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame special, "When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story, " this is the biography of Al-Anon creator and wife of AA cofounder Bill W.

Acclaimed author and screenwriter William G. Borchert explores the life and times of Lois Burnham Wilson, the spirited creator of Al-Anon and wife of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson. From her privileged childhood in turn-of-the-century New York City to her socialite...

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When Love Is Not Enough

This book should be available through every public library for those who do not have it on their own shelf.

From a Grateful Friend of Lois

The story of Bill Wilson is an amazing one. And it's one that so many are familiar with. But many within Alanon are not as familiar with our co-founder, Lois Wilson. Mr. Borchert has written an intimate story of this courageous and loving woman. I highly recommend this book to anyone in either AA or Alanon who is interested in the origins of these amazing programs of recovery!


I identified, I re-felt the pain, I laughed, I cried and felt overwheling gratitude for the lives of Lois and Bill as the writer took me through the unfolding of their lives as the wonderful gift of AA and then Al-Anon emerged. What a gift! Suburbly written. Anyone, be they a friend, loved one or suffering alcoholic, whose life has been affected by the cunning, baffling, powerful family dis-ease of alcoholism can find hope when reading this book.

Great insite to a beginner in Al Anon

I found this book very helpful and interesting as I am a beginner in AlAnon. I too have a recovering alcholic husband. I would highly reccomend it.

Highly Recommended

Although I know the story of Lois Wilson, Mr Borchert's writing style and intimate knowledge of the Wilson's taught me so much more. The style is easy to read yet sophisticated- for example, when I neared the end, although I know her story and the ending, I stayed up very late one night because it's one of those books you just can't put down until you are done! That's all about the writer's style. The other big plus is Mr. Borchert's many year friendship with Lois and Bill- he knew details that just couldn't be known by looking in archival materials. This gave me new insights into Lois starting Al-Anon Family Groups and how she came to see her illness- I could identify. thanks for writing this book, so many people just don't get it that Lois Wilson herself was a woman destined for greatness and it took God putting these two together, because without Lois, Bill would've perished long before he started AA. Thanks!!!
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