A unique combination of compelling narrative, educational fiction, and lesbian erotica, Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey is the captivating story of Terry Manescu-a young lesbian-and her first year in Alcoholics Anonymous. Driven to AA by her abusive behavior, Terry initially resents the program and its members. At meetings she is argumentative and foul-mouthed and often shows up wearing gay pride T-shirts. After a relapse and another episode of violence, she finally gets serious about recovery. With the help of a lesbian AA group, Terry begins to work the Twelve Steps and to address her sexual addiction. Will she be able to heal her relationships with family, lovers, and friends, and recover her self-esteem? Through this remarkable novel, you'll gain a valuable understanding of the twelve-step process, the meaning and difficulty of "working" each step, and the rewards to be gained by completing them. It's no easy road, but getting your life back is no small prize.