Martin Nicolaus

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Fresh off the Press: From Trash to Treasure

My new book, From Trash to Treasure: The Splendors of Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, is now off the press and available for sale on I really owe this book to a dog named Mosey.  Sheila Jordan, my wife, rescued Mosey from the pound about 15 years ago.  He lived for the chase of tennis balls.  Our relationship …

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At LifeRing Press: Recovery by Choice: the Workbook

Back in ’99 a couple of us early LifeRing convenors gave a talk about our 12-step alternative to a group of clients at MPI, an addiction rehab in Summit Hospital on Pill Hill in Oakland. “Before you guys came, my alternatives were AA or a bullet to the head,” said one client when we were done.  “I like …

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New at LifeRing Press: Empowering Your Sober Self – Second Edition

Quite a few people have told me that the first edition has been a force for good in their lives. There is no greater reward for an author than this.