Willingway announces the release of “When Two Loves Collide” by William Borchert
STATESBORO, Ga., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — “When Two Loves Collide,” a book telling the compelling story of how a heroic Army surgeon and his wife fought alcoholism and drug addiction and went on to found Willingway, one of the first treatment centers in the nation, was released yesterday.
In the United States, nearly 14 million adults, or one in 13 adults abuse alcohol. Author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter William G. Borchert (Tasora Books, April 30, 2013) writes the powerful biography of Dr. John and Dot Mooney and chronicles the devastating consequences the illness had on his medical practice, their marriage and family.
Captain John Mooney, Jr., M.D. of Statesboro, Georgia, returns from World War II — highly decorated for his courage under fire — after saving thousands of lives in battles across Europe despite being wounded himself. But in addition to his battle scars, he comes home as many brave soldiers do with another war-induced malady. He’s addicted to the alcohol and drugs he took to kill his own pain. His wife Dot, a nurse, also becomes addicted to alcohol and pills.
Years later, on the verge of losing his surgical skills, his entire medical practice, and his wife and children, Dr. Mooney is suddenly arrested, convicted and incarcerated in a Federal prison on felony drug charges. It is there behind bars that he finds the miracle of recovery and redemption…the solution for himself, his wife and thousands of others he would go on to help.
Over the years — under the guidance of Dr. John and Dot Mooney — Willingway has saved thousands of lives and restored untold families. And it continues to do so, now under the direction of their three sons and daughter who continue to carry on the legacy of their parents.
Willingway, located in Statesboro, GA, is a nationally recognized treatment center for alcoholism and drug addiction.
About the Author
William G. Borchert is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter who wrote the movies “My Name Is Bill W.” starring James Garner and James Woods and “When Love Is Not Enough” starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper. Borchert produced a number of box office hits including “Serpico” and “Dog Day Afternoon” starring Al Pacino. He has also written a number of books including The Lois Wilson Story: When Love Is Not Enough, Sought Through Prayer and Meditation, and 50 Miracles That Changed Lives.
“WHEN TWO LOVES COLLIDE: The Inspiring Story of Dr. John and Dot Mooney“
Author: William G. Borchert
Publisher: Tasora Books
Format: Paperback Original; 298 pages; Retail Price: $18.95
Available at www.willingway.com and www.amazon.com
Publication Date: April 30, 2013