Editor Pick of the Week: ‘Broken’

This book was published in 2007, but I don’t believe that this real-life memoir was given the amount of attention that it deserved nine years ago. Broken, My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers put Million Little Pieces to absolute shame. Not only is the non-fiction rehabilitation story actually non-fiction, it is beautifully written, captivating your interest with each turn of a page.

Moyers has it all: money, a supportive family, looks, smarts, you name it. So why would he be compelled to lie, cheat, throw away his life, stay in multiple rehabs and have several glimpses of death for his love affair with crack cocaine?

It took me a few short days to finish Moyers’ memories, but I wish it would have taken me longer. Moyer has the ability to transform his writing into an enthralling world that you wish you were experiencing first hand, with him.

Throughout his entire story you are biting your nails, hoping he will make the right decision. Even when he does mess up (to put it lightly) you are rooting for him to get back on his feet. Moyers demonstrates the intense challenges of a drug addict in a transforming way.