The book I Trudged describes the author's life, going from a path of almost certain death to a life without complaints or regrets. The word Ô┐┐trudgedÔ┐? in the title implies that the journey was not an overnight event and that it wasn't always easy. His journey took him to eight countries and sixteen states. He describes the ups and downs in his recovery through a series of short stories. He ties together his personal experiences with the principles of recovery taught to him by those he met along the way.