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•Michael Blanchard is the author of 2 books, FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE and THROUGH A SOBER LENS, both collections of photographs and essays about his return from the depths of alcoholism to a new life filled with healing, connection and contribution.
•THROUGH A SOBER LENS won the Most Inspirational Book of the Year prize at the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awards
• Michael’s books have received endorsements from Oscar winners, Emmy Winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, PhDs, MDs, and more; all from someone who’d never written a word prior to his journey of recovery.
•In 2021 royalties from THROUGH A SOBER LENS are going to benefit MusiCares, the Grammy Foundation’s non-profit branch that creates a safety net for musicians and provides mental health and substance abuse treatments. He is the first author to be affiliated in this manner with MusiCares. Michael has already raised over $40,000 from sales of his photography to benefit mental health and substance abuse treatment in his community.