Francis Hartigan is founder of the Stepping Stones Foundation, and has written and spoken extensively on alcoholism and recovery-related issues. He has also produced documentaries and radio and television spots discussing such topics as fetal alcohol syndrome, drinking and pre-teens, the prevalence of alcohol-related illness and injury — including a documentary designed to introduce Russians to A.A.
“An up-close and personal view of an exceedingly strange and influential man.” —The Washington Times
“[Hartigan’s] book approaches Wilson’s life with refreshing candor.” — Boston Globe
“A readable, informative, succinct, respectful, but nonreverential biography of Bill Wilson…Hartigan depicts Wilson as not only an organizational genius, but also as an amazingly resilient, largely appealing, and otherwise immensely interesting human being.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Francis Hartigan has written a thorough, workmanlike biography of Bill Wilson that details all Wilson’s sinnings and failings and his crowning achievement, the founding of AA.” — Roanoke Times & World News