This book is helpful to the recovering alcoholic and/or family members. Vaughn W., the author, is a recovering alcoholic, and this is his personal perspective as he actually worked the Steps--his take upon each Step. This book is his experience of learning how to work the Steps in such a way as to be taken "out of himself" to a much different, healing perspective. Vaughn says: Everyone of us, from the richest to the poorest, strongest to weakest, is powerless over something. Recognition and acceptance of this face is the first step to coming out on top . . . As you read, the honesty is compelling and insightful.