Don Lattin's new book, "Distilled Spirits," published in September 2012 by University of California Press, is among other things the memoir of a religion reporter who spent too much time worshipping at the altar of drugs and alcohol. But it's not just another recovery memoir. Don weaves the story of his life with those of three visionaries whose life work and long friendship helped transform the landscape of Western spirituality. They are the famous writer Aldous Huxley, the forgotten philosopher Gerald Heard, and Bill Wilson, the hopeless drunk and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Don's other books are "The Harvard Psychedelic Club" (HarperCollins 2010); Jesus Freaks (HarperOne 2007); "Following Our Bliss" (HarperSanFrancisco, 2003); and "Shopping for Faith" (Jossey Bass, 1998).
His work has appeared in dozens of U.S. magazines and newspapers, including theSan Francisco Chronicle, where Don covered the religion beat for nearly two decades.
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