The very qualities that defined Burt Nordstrand as an addict also made him an entrepreneur extraordinaire. He hit bottom when, for all appearances, he was fit and happy. No longer willing to live a double life of outward success and inward devastation caused by multiple addictions: compulsive overeating, diet pills, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, irresponsible sex, gambling, over-exercising, etc., Nordstrand pursued recovery at age forty and his personal life began to turn around. At age seventy, he reflects back on the distance he traveled in pursuit of serenity and peace of mind. Most addictions can be addressed with abstinence; however, that is not possible with food addiction. Burt Nordstrand must continue Living with the Enemy.
I, April Michelle Davis of Editorial Inspirations, was hired by the publisher to proofread this memoir. While I did not have direct contact with the author, I still had to make sure my comments and edits were especially sensitive because the material is so close to the author.