Saving Bernie Carbo is one of the most compelling stories about personal recovery and overcoming adversity that I have ever read. The book tells the story of former MLB outfielder, Bernie Carbo, his admission to drug use, and explains how he pulled himself out of a life of addiction and repressed anger from his childhood. In the early 90s, after being hospitalized for an anxiety attack, Carbo’s hospital roommate dramatically changed his life simply by listening and then introducing him to spiritual life.
This book reminds me how important it is to put the technology away and engage with those who surround you. Listen and pay attention to the details. If you notice that someone is struggling; offer to help and don’t be a bystander.