Anne Wayman, author of Powerfully Recovered!Hi,

I’m Anne Wayman. I’ve been clean and sober in AA and NA for well over 30 years now. I’m also active in Nicotine Anonymous, Debtors Anonymous and Underearners Anonymous.

Yes, I’m breaking anonymity because the book I wrote, Powerfully Recovered! challenges the 12 step movement and as the book developed I realized I wanted people to know exactly who was making that challenge. But I’ll go to the wall to protect your anonymity.

Powerfully Recovered! received something like 13 positive rejections from publishers submitted either directly, or later on, through an agent. I’ve never had so many positive rejections nor heard of that many. (My writing blog is AboutFreelanceWriting.com) Essentially each one said something like “good book, author knows what she’s talking about, someone should publish it, but not us.”

About that time self-publishing through POD or print on demand was just beginning and I discovered I could get the book published for about $400, and so I did.

This site is the third or fourth incarnation and it’s now a blog. It’s a blog because once the transition is made, design and redesign is so very easy, and because I find I have more to say and a blog is a perfect way to do that.

About the ads

The block ad on the top of the right column is an automatic feed from Google’s adsense. In no way to I endorse these products and/or service providers – I have no way to evaluate them. You’ll also find google ads in many of the articles – which have the same caveat.

From time-to-time you’ll find other products here that I use or feel confident in. Those show up in 125×125 squares – the same place you’ll also find ads for my ebooks.

Occasionally you’ll find affiliate links in articles, although it doesn’t come up much on this site, but where I do, if you buy from that link I’ll make a commission. Books are sort of an exception.

Love, blessings and abundance,

Anne W. Powerfully Recovered


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Chris Raymer May 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Hey! Anne, I bought a bunch of your books many years ago when I ran the book store at La Hacienda Treatment Center in Hunt Texas. (Long time ago!) I had lost track of you and your wonderful books. A buddy in Austrailia reconnected me with your website. Good to know you are still doing well! Thanks for taking a stand!

Chris Raymer, RECOVERED Alcoholic


annew May 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm

How cool is that Chris… I remember you! And selling one or two booklets titles to you there. What are you up to now?


Jimmy Hunter March 29, 2017 at 12:01 am


I name it and claim it in meetings and watch the eyes roll daily but there is nothing better then owning a healing and restoration from God.



Trev October 23, 2012 at 1:49 am

How cool , I am the buddy, smiling here.


Peter Little November 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Egotistical nonsense !
Singleness of purpose is AAs way.
I’m sure my 9 years sober granddaughter could sponsor you!

Peter Little
Auchterarder group


annew November 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Peter, perhaps we can agree to disagree.


Peter Little November 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Hello Ann–Bill Wilson wrote of “ever-improving compromise”. At least your response here is more civilised than your rude e-mail reply.


Elaine Logan July 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Ha, Peter,

You are a true Scot, who never hesitates to paint himself blue and go into battle. 🙂 (I’m kidding here; I’m sure you never paint yourself blue!)

Still I understand that you are not at peace with Anne and I’m sorry that is happening for you.

I am an expat Scot living in the US and I’m joining in your conversation because I love to talk to fellow Scots.

I read about Anne’s book and while I do believe that powerlessness and the term recovering are helpful concepts for talking about addiction and recovery, I also forgive Anne for this because I think it’s a good hook to sell her book. It’s a good tagline if you will.

Nonetheless I read a quote from Anne’s blog in a daily step email that I get from an anonymous group, and I enjoyed that quote a lot. So I googled the blog.

I like to hear what everybody has to say about 12 Steps. I don’t believe anybody owns the material. It’s always up for discussion, and I support what Anne is doing here in her blog.

I mean, if you think about the principles of sharing and non-crosstalk, anything anyone has to say about 12 steps is worth a listen. For example, if I shared in a meeting and then someone share that they disagreed with me, I would probably not go back to that meeting. That is crosstalk.I know this is not a meeting, but still the principle of respecting the speech of others still applies. I hope that you and Anne will “reason things out and let the peace, understanding and love of the program grow in you one day at a time” that’s a quote from Alanon meeting formats. I hope it helps.

I don’t think Anne says everyone has to agree with her, but this is the Internet after all and that’s what’s going to happen. Have fun and be kind to each other.



annew July 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm


April July 6, 2017 at 2:12 am

Hi Anne,

My name is April. I’m a San Diegan and Underearner.
I’m interested in a live meeting. When and where do
you meet, please?

Blessings from April


annew October 31, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Ah April, you can see it’s been ages since I came to this site… my apologies.

San Diego, CA “The Prosperity Group”
Fri, November 3, 12pm – 1pm
4590 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116 (Twiggs Coffeehouse) (map)
12noon to 1pm PST
Green Room (in Twiggs Coffeehouse)

Contact number: 619-434-6110

more details» copy to my calendar and
Sat, November 4, 12pm – 1pm
Twiggs Coffee Shop, 4590 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116 (Green Room) (map)
For More Details, Contact Anne W at:
(619) 434-6110
more details» copy to my calendar

Both listed on the ua site – http://www.underearnersanonymous.org/


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