The Wellbriety Movement is launching a new expansion of the Wellbriety Store by introducing our Wellbriety Book of the Month Club.
Our hope is to attract books written by people from our communities, or from people who work in our communities that have extensive knowledge about using the culture for our healing and to enhance the Wellbriety Movement.
Each month, we will select the Wellbriety Book of the Month and advertise it throughout our networks to encourage people to read it. All selected books are read and reviewed by us first.
If you have written a book that you would like for us to consider, please email at and we will give you more information on how to apply.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 719-495-6378.
- The book of the month of July is called “The Final Approach” by Lyle Prouse.
This is the story of the first airline pilot ever arrested and sent to prison for flying under the influence. He was fired by his airline, stripped of his FAA licenses, tried, convicted, and sent to Federal prison. This was a first. It had never occurred before.Miraculously, after nearly four years, the President/CEO of his airline personally reinstated him to full flight despite the adverse publicity and embarrassment.
Lyle Prouse came from a WWII housing project in Kansas and an alcoholic family where both parents died as a result of alcoholism. He rose through the ranks of the United States Marine Corps from private to captain, from an infantryman to a fighter pilot. He made his way to the pinnacle of commercial aviation, airline captain…then lost it all.
Today he is a recovering alcoholic with over 28 years of continuous sobriety. This story describes his rise from the ashes of complete destruction from which he was never to fly again. It is full of miracles that defy all manner of odds.
In a long and arduous journey, he eventually regained his FAA licenses. He never fought his termination; he considered it fair and appropriate.
In effect, the President/CEO gambled his own career by taking such a risk on a convicted felon and publicly acknowledged alcoholic pilot.
In another stunning event, the judge who tried, sentenced, and sent him to prison watched his journey and reappeared eight years after the trial. He became the driving force behind a Presidential pardon, although he’d never supported a petition for pardon in all his years on the bench.
Lyle retired honorably as a 747 captain for the airline he’d so horribly embarrassed and disgraced. He lives with his wife of nearly 56 years and has five grandchildren.
He continues to work with all the major airlines in their alcohol programs. He is also active in his Native American community, and he provides hope to those struggling with the disease of alcoholism, no matter who they are or where they are.
Congratulations, Lyle Prouse!"> and we will give you more information on how to apply. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at 719(495)-6378.