There was a television series in 2002 that we both loved every episode. It starred Richard Dreyfuss and was called The Education of Max Bickford. We loved the superb acting by the whole cast, especially that of Dreyfuss and Marcia Gay Harden. The setting and plotting were attractive. It was a quality show for adults so naturally they had to cancel it after one season.
Dreyfuss' character, Max Bickford, was a sober alcoholic and something he said about his daily struggle to say no to alcohol made such an impression on me that I wrote it down in my journal. He said: