Gratitude and Trust

  • by Paul Williams, Tracey Jackson
  • Narrated by Paul Williams, Tracey Jackson
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paul Williams is an alcoholic. Tracey Jackson is not. But together, these two close friends have written Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but nevertheless need effective help with their difficulties and pain.
Williams, the award-winning songwriter, actor, and performer, has embraced a traditional alcoholism recovery plan for more than two decades of sobriety. Jackson, a well-known TV and film writer - and veteran of many years of traditional therapy - has never been a drunk or a drug abuser, but she realized that many of the tenets of Williams’s program could apply to her. In Gratitude and Trust, Williams and Jackson ask: What happens to those who struggle with vexing problems yet are not full-blown addicts? Are there any lessons to be learned from the foundational and time-tested principles of the recovery movement?
Whether you’re tethered to your phone or you turn to food for comfort; whether you’re a perfectionist and can’t let things go or are too afraid to fail to even try; whether you can find intimacy only on the Internet or you’ve been involved in a string of nasty relationships - the first step toward feeling better about yourself and your life is the realization that you are what’s standing in your way. Williams and Jackson have designed a new, positive program, based on a half-dozen new affirmations, that can help conquer your vices, address personal dysfunction, and start to brighten the darkest moods. Gratitude and Trust is an essential, inspirational, and uplifting guide to identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors in order to uncover your most productive, healthiest self.

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What the Critics Say

“Self-help books can be so woo woo and annoying. Gratitude and Trust is the brilliant exception. This life-affirming book is bursting with wicked insights, bravado and wit.”—Simon Doonan, author of The Asylum

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just what I needed!

Would you consider the audio edition of Gratitude and Trust to be better than the print version?

Only did the audio version


Who was your favorite character and why?

Both were fantastic offering different ends of the spectrum.


What does Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You can since their candor and sincerity.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was very emotional, awakening, and truthful.


Any additional comments?

This book was a wonderful tool on my journey to sobriety. This information can be applied to anyone's life. We all have something we want to address. This shows you a way to do that. Wonderful book. I listened to it over and over again. I refer it anyone seeking the path to healthy, clean and sober living!

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- Cheryl

Great book

This book is helping people deal with life. I learned a lot. Easy to follow and the affirmations suggested.
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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2014
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC