With all the talk about drinking on this forum, I thought some balance might be afforded via a "non-drinking" thread . To start off, I read A Drinking Life by Pete Hamill years ago and liked it . I also read The Black Sheep Squadron and Baa Baa Black sheep, both about Pappy Boyington . Several Years ago, I read the acclaimed book, The Liar's Club by Mary Karr. She has since written two more memoirs that are not worth reading except as cautionary stories about alcohol and illegal drugs : Cherry and Lit . George Jones's I lived To Tell It All and Waylon Jennings's Waylon are autobiographies that warn about alcohol and drugs . And there's always the old best-selling " AA Big Book " Alcoholics Anonymous .