Time Is All We Have
Barnaby Conrad

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Narrated By: Christopher Lane

Duration: 9 hours and 2 minutes

What to expect

For most of us, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, has been a mysterious, almost mythical place where the rich and famous went to be cured. Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, Tony Curtis, Mary Tyler Moore, and Robert Mitchum are only a few of the Betty Ford Center's celebrated alumni.

When writer Barnaby Conrad checked into the Center, he knew that time was running out for him. Now he brings us a riveting personal account of the thirty days that changed—and saved—his life and an intimate look into the secrets of the most famous drug and alcohol treatment center in the world.



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“Tender and powerful!”

Los Angeles Times

“This gifted writer tells what alcohol can do and how to get the monkey off one’s back.”

James Michener, author of Texas

“This is the best book on the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction that I have read.”

Joseph Pursch, MD

“Conrad is a skilled writer, and Christopher Lane conveys the details of his sophisticated professional and social lives, rife with authors, artists, and actors. We hear the humor, pathos, and gradual triumph in Lane’s voice as he carries out his sobering journey to good physical and mental health.”


“A glimpse into what life is really like in…the most successful alcohol treatment center in the world.”