Paul and Tracey Back on the Road in Winnipeg
An Evening with Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson
Thursday Oct 19 2017 7:00 pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg
Discussing and signing Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life (Blue Rider Press).
Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Williams is an alcoholic. Successful screenwriter and author Tracey Jackson is not.
Together, these two close friends have written a book that applies the principles of the recovery movement to help countless individuals who are not addicts yet seek effective help with their difficulties — credit card debt, anger issues, a victim mentality — and pain. Williams and Jackson have designed a new, positive program, based on Six Affirmations of Personal Freedom, to guide readers toward conquering their vices, addressing personal dysfunction, and starting to brighten the darkest moods, to find contentment and happiness.
Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter (“Rainbow Connection,” “Evergreen,” and “We’ve Only Just Begun”) and President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a major public force in the recovery movement, a graduate of UCLA’s Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification Program, and has served as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Board of Directors. He was a founding board member and counselor for the Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), now the treatment wing of MusiCares. He has been a passionate public advocate for the recovery movement for the past twenty-four years. He is soon to be seen in a recurring role in the Amazon series Goliath with Billy Bob Thornton.
Tracey Jackson wrote the films Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Guru, and The Other End of the Line, among others. She has also written twelve TV pilots, and created the series “Babes” for Fox TV. Tracey wrote, directed, and starred in the controversial documentary Lucky Ducks, which can be seen on Amazon, Journeyman Docs, and pay per view. Her first book, Between a Rock and Hot Place: Why Fifty is Not the New Thirty, came out in 2011 and was optioned for a TV movie by Lifetime. Last year she sold an original pilot to Freemantle Entertainment and she is presently in the process of launching a new site.