Ever read a book and realize the subject, author, or a character was very similar to you? Fiction or non-fiction?
Right now I’m reading Drunkard by Neil Steinberg. It is a guy’s - um - memoir of his realizing he was a drunk and going thru rehab.
I was never as heavy a drinker as the author, and I never hit my wife leading to a domestic battery arrest (the incident that spurred his rehab). But I did decide to stop drinking 4-5 years ago. One thing that caught my interest in the library is that the guy lives in the Chicago burbs, like me. As I’m reading it, it turns out he was born the same year as me, and like me is married to a lawyer (tho he is a newspaper columnist.) Unlike me, he is going thu AA, but like me he is a non-believer, so has trouble with the “higher-power” aspect.
Like I said, his case was worse than mine, but there are tremendous similarities nevertheless. I can’t recall reading anything else where I seemed to share so many characteristics with the author - or a character.
Have you ever experienced anything similar?