The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough by William G. Borchert talks about the "Twelve Step Programs" that Lois Wilson developed for Al-Anon and her husband, Bill, developed for Alcoholics Anonymous are among the most successful forces for good in the world today. They have saved millions of lives, restored millions of families and are the basis for more than 300 self-help groups growing around the world-from Narcotics Anonymous to Overeaters Anonymous.
Lois and Bill Wilson are heroes to recovering people worldwide and generations who credit AA and Al-Anon and the Twelve Steps with saving their lives. Like other influential heroes, they were far from perfect. The story of Lois Wilson is a poignant but not always pretty love story, and to his credit, in The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough by William G. Borchert the author tells this story with a straightforward candor that lets us appreciate the immense toll alcohol takes. The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough by William G. Borchert is a wonderful book for individuals as well as families “in recovery.”