The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Leslie Jamison
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In Chapter 11, "Chorus," Jamison gets contacted by a man named Sawyer about a newspaper column she wrote in defense of clichés. Sawyer tells her how he had come to appreciate clichés himself as part of a “rag tag” rehab he had helped run in the early seventies in a ramshackle hotel. That is how Jamison learns about Seneca House, a converted fishing motel in Maryland that became a rehabilitation haven for countless addicts trying to get better. When Jamison pitched the story of Seneca House to a magazine editor, though, he told her it would be a tough sell, that the story was not compelling enough. But Jamison felt Seneca House was important because it wasn’t necessarily special. It was a bunch of guys who got together and decided they would get better and they did. She respected Sawyer’s story...

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