Gert Behannah was an alcoholic. She sobered up through Alcoholics Anonymous.
There was a movie made about her, in a Hollywood sort of way: The Late Liz, It’s online.
I first heard this album around 1960. I recognized that this is an extraordinary speech. She is funny. She is believable.
The man who became her pastor was one of the three men who co-founded AA: Sam Shoemaker.
In the early 1960’s, she spoke to 1,000 audiences a year. This is incomprehensible. She was a legendary AA speaker.
She died in 1969.
If you want a no-holds-barred, no self-pity-allowed speech about hitting rock-bottom, listen to this. (The first 15 seconds have no sound.) I recommend not viewing the series of unrelated photos.