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By William Cope Moyers, Katherine Ketcham

Publish yr note: initially released in 2006

Written through the vice chairman of Hazelton remedy middle. It's required analyzing for all scholars.

Unlike a few well known memoirs that experience fictionalized and romanticized the degradations of drug dependancy, damaged is a true-life story of restoration that stuns and conjures up with almost each web page. The eldest son of journalist invoice Moyers, William Cope Moyers relates with unforgettable readability the tale of the way a tender guy with each virtue came across himself spiraling right into a love affair with crack cocaine that led him to the threshold of death—and how a deep spirituality allowed him to overcome his disgrace, rework his lifestyles, and devote himself to altering America's politics of habit.

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There were not many of them in Paris, for Chopin, impelled by growing weakness, began even then to lead a very retired life. He used still to visit principally Count de Perthuis, the banker August Leo, Mallet, and a few other houses. Fortunately for me I had been introduced by letters to the above three gentlemen, and enjoyed the privilege of being invited to their 4 reunions intimesj when Chopin, who avoided large parties, was to be present. With greater familiarity my admiration increased, for I learned to appreciate CHOPIN'S MUSIC 33 what before had principally dazzled me.

There is in particular a long A flat for the oboe, about thirty-four bars before the close of the march, for which I always waited with perfect awe, and which made my flesh creep. The rehearsals of this one symphony were continued a full month, by the end of which I knew it by heart, not having missed a single one. During that month it was the all-absorbing topic of conversation amongst musicians, and the rehearsals, far from being shunned by the --members of the orchestra, as is so often the case, were expected with impatience.

It was in 1838 that M. Guibert asked if for once I would allow him to admit a friend, a sincere lover of music, to be present on one of our evenings. The request being readily granted, the friend came on the following Thursday, and turned out to be Salvator Cherubini, the eldest son of one of my idols, the great composer. Overjoyed as I was, my rapture became indescribable when a few days later M. Salvator called upon me with a message from his father, to the effect that he wished to make my acquaintance and hoped I would sometimes spend a Sunday evening with him.

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