Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Publishers Weekly praises the "powerful" Father Ed!

The first sentences of Publishers Weekly's review of Father Ed. Click the image to read the entire review.

A warmly positive review
of my biography of Father Edward Dowling, SJ, Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.'s Spiritual Sponsor recently appeared in Publishers Weekly. The reviewer writes, 
This thorough biography of Fr. Edward Dowling by former journalist Goldstein (Sunday Will Never Be the Same) homes in on the priest’s friendship with Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill Wilson. ... Meticulous research (Goldstein notes that, contrary to Wilson’s account of the night he met Dowling, weather reports indicate there was no precipitation) and fluid prose capture the nuances of this friendship. This is a powerful take on an often overlooked spiritual influence on Alcoholics Anonymous.
Read the entire review on Publishers Weekly's website.