A Gentleman Drunk is a true story about alcoholism and recovery. Jeffrey opens his life, tells his story, and invites you in to relive his personal experiences from his upbringing in the Jersey suburbs to his recovery in Utah. At 12, he steals into his father's liquor cabinet, refilling the bottles with water to cover his tracks. At 18 he runs "Purple Passion" parties at the frat house. At 24 he's 'running and gunning' with the fast New York Wall Street crowd; buying drinks for anyone who'll listen to his theories. As he ages, his drinking becomes more pronounced. No longer satisfied with 1 or 2 drinks at dinner, he gulps down single malt scotch looking for that forever disappearing high. For years he continues to deteriorate until that fatal morn when he passes out in New York City in the dead of winter left to die on 3rd Avenue without a coin in his pocket. About The Author: A Gentleman Drunk is a story about recovery from alcoholism. Although I drank for 40 years I never outwardly showed any signs of alcoholic behavior. Then all of a sudden, at 2:00 a.m. on 3rd Avenue in New York City, the police found me in a gutter clinging onto life.
This is my story on how I survived in order to conquer the debilitating effects of alcoholism.