Quiet Desperation is a guide for individuals seeking to find sobriety. In a unique context of my two-decade struggle with alcoholism and recovery, I offer insights into why people despair and slip into addiction. I have been a active member of A.A. for twenty years. In this period I have spoken at innumerable meetings. I have focused on the social and cultural enticements that induce women to find false hope in alcohol and on the spiritual factors that inspire women to overcome the dread that bars the path toward recovery. We don't have to live burdened with the self-isolation of any addiction. Let's break through the walls of desperation and find spiritual solace.