When Love is Not Enough
The Lois Wilson Story. Softcover, 346 pages
Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper, this beautiful written biography explores the life and times of Lois Wilson, the spirited cofounder of Al-Anon and wife of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill Wilson.
From her privilege childhood in turn-of-the-century New York City, to her socialite status as the "Wall Street Wife" of Charismatic Bill Wilson in the Roaring Twenties, to the couple's audacious cross-country motorcycle excursion in the 1930s, Lois was every bit the adventure-seeker. But nothing could have prepared her for the chaos, anguish, and loss caused by Bill's seventeen-year descent into the depths of alcoholism.
This intimate account reveals how the couple rose from a life of despair to institute one of the twentieth century's most important social movements, and how Lois created a legacy of hope for millions of families devastated by addiction through her uncommon love and unshakable faith.