Review of This River by James Brown in The Oregonian

James Brown’s gift to write with such baring honesty about drug and alcohol addiction and how it took hold of his life earned praise in the Oregonian:

“James Brown’s “This River” is a second memoir, after “The Los Angeles Diaries,” that deals in a down-to-earth way with addiction and its subtle grip on a man’s life. Brown is such a clean, honest writer that it’s impossible not to be moved by his story or to pick out the best passages, although the ones about coaching his sons on the wrestling team are particularly moving.”