Get Up

by Bucky Sinster

In Bucky's own words...

I was a punk rock atheist who had nowhere to turn but 12 Step recovery for help with my addiction. But there was a big "god problem"—I stopped believing in God when I left my fundamentalist upbringing, and a lot of meetings were in churches. I didn't think it would work for me. But after finding a meeting full of punks, ex-cons, and other weirdos, I did get sober and have been since 2002. There's room for misfits of all type in recovery.


Bucky Sinister is the author of seven books. He learned to write in San Francisco's spoken word poetry scene and, after getting sober, started performing standup comedy. He still goes to punk shows in Los Angeles, where he lives now.