Phoenix House Launches Book Words That Free Us: Voices of Recovery

Thursday, October 30th, 2008


Phoenix House launched the book Words That Free Us: Voices of Recovery at Theory Gansevoort in New York on October 29. The event brought out fashion’s most notable figures along with new and upcoming faces in the industry. More than 600 guests celebrated the new publication which features a collection of writings from clients, alumni and staff.

The event was hosted by Rose Marie Bravo, Phoenix House Board member and former CEO of Burberry, Andrew Rosen, Phoenix House Board member and Theory CEO and Howard Meitiner, Phoenix House President and CEO. Wyclef Jean, musician and philanthropist served as guest host for the evening which featured a musical performance by Carnival House recording artist Niia and readings from Words That Free Us by Phoenix House graduates Stefanny Velez and Shaun Reed.

Words That Free Us brings hope to others who have not yet found their way, giving them courage to reach for new, brighter lives for themselves and their families as each day at Phoenix House brings with it a new story of redemption. While their words express fear, regret, and sadness, they also reflect courage, optimism and a sense of hope. This book casts new light on lives disrupted by substance misuse, giving readers an understanding of the Phoenix House mission.

Among the notable attendees were Jacqui Lividini, David Lipman, Paul Fireman, Dan Fireman, Andrew Spellman, Maureen Case, Shaun O’Hara, Frank Doroff, Doo-Ri Chung, Marcus Wainwright, David Neville, Ken Natori, and Philip Crangi.

Sponsors for the event included: Fireman Charitable Foundation, Theory, JP Morgan, Capital One Bank, Karen Harvey Consulting Group, Godiva Chocolatier, and Bobbi Brown.
Photos courtesy of Patrick McMullen Company

Click here to learn more about Words That Free Us: Voices of Recovery and purchase a copy of the book.

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