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A FISH IN WATER

An Irishman’s Journey to Sobriety

Kevin Harrington learns early in life that his Irish culture and alcohol are tightly intertwined, and he is binge drinking himself by age thirteen. He loves it, quite frankly—until the urge for more pushes him to a precipice that he doesn’t know how to escape, and everything he’s earned in life threatens to crumble to pieces. Don’t miss this honest, unflinching, and humorous account of alcoholism and liberating recovery.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Kevin Harrington is the son of Irish immigrants and was raised in Malverne, New York. Kevin learned early in life that his Irish culture and alcohol are tightly intertwined, and he started drinking when he was thirteen. He is now a recovering alcoholic who has been sober since 1994. He attended Binghamton University, where he played college basketball and earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He’s had a successful career as a foreign currency exchange broker on Wall Street since 1985, and he is also a 9/11 survivor.

Kevin’s memoir, A Fish in Water: The Life of an Irish Alcoholic details his personal history growing up in a close-knit community surrounded by  underage drinking. This honest, unflinching, and humorous account of alcoholism and recovery tells Kevin’s poignant, true story in an approachable and unforgettable way.

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