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Akron, Ohio singer-songwriter Marc Lee Shannon will release his first book, Sober Chronicles: My Journey of Discovery on the Road to Recovery on November 10, 2022.


The book, which will debut on the eighth anniversary of Shannon’s sobriety, is a collection of essays originally published in The Devil Strip between July 2019 and August 2021 as part of Shannon’s monthly Sober ChroniclesTM column. It explores his path in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health Issues (MHI).


Sober since 2014, Shannon “shares the practices, beliefs, and words of strength that have shaped not just his sobriety but the unique experience of walking this road during a time of uncertainty and grief,” according to the book description.


Shannon is an Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Certified Peer Recovery Supporter who volunteers weekly at regional treatment and detox wards. As a speaker, he combines songs and testimonials through Music and Message, a program that encourages others on the journey toward recovery. He is also an active member of the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board (ADM).


A veteran studio and touring guitarist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Ohio’s “North Coast,” Shannon has released three albums and performed with many well-known country, rock, and soul artists, most notably as a member of Michael Stanley’s band, the Resonators.


Sober Chronicles will be available in both paperback and ebook formats from Amazon as well as Shannon’s website,


Sober Chronicles (Autographed Copy)

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