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‘Rob Delaney’ by Rob Delaney

If you’ve known people in AA, NA, or any kind of recovery program, or if you’re in recovery, you may be familiar with “Tales From the Bottom.’’ As a recovering addict swims back to life, upward from the depths, he or she can find healing in recounting stories of substance-fueled disasters, many of which end in jail, bankruptcy, divorce, and worse.

In the case of comic Rob Delaney, author of a new memoir, his tale from the bottom culminates with him at age 25 blacking out and driving a car into a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power building, after which he is temporarily unable to use his arms and legs, after which there is a court date, rehab, and a halfway house.

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