“You Don’t Need it” with author David Magee


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“Family is the root of civilization but also the root of our pain,” David Magee tells us in this
interview. All of us have struggled in our lives with identity, purpose, and our place in the world. What does it take for us to figure out our true identity? How does a family respond to the tragic unexpected death of a child? How does a family that is being destroyed by addiction rebuild? What role does God play in all of this? David answers these questions and more in his beautiful but heartbreaking memoir, Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss.
In this interview, David talks with us about the pain of losing a child, the process of recovery, and the power of our family on our identity. He dives into his confusing life as an adopted child, his struggles with identity and substance abuse, and the loss of his oldest son, William.
So long as you are human, David’s book, as well as this conversation, has something for
absolutely everyone to connect to. You will walk away with a new understanding of resilience,
purpose, and how terrible things can be used for positive things.
Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss
Website: https://www.daviddmagee.com
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