I asked my mother if she ever spoke of his drinking to friends. "No, no, never," she replied hastily. "I couldn't bear for anyone to know." I chose this quote because this show the humiliation that the family feels from their fathers addiction, especially the mother, even though they are not the ones who have the addiction. This also is a prime example of how alcoholism affect the whole family and not just the alcoholic. I think the writer shared his story because he wants to show the tragedies that a family can face if someone important to them has a problem with alcohol. Also, I feel he shared this story with us because he might be trying to help keep other people from becoming alcoholics by telling us all the problems that come with being an alcoholic. The thing that struck me most about his writing was his courage to reminisce all the bad memories he had and tell us in good detail those memories he had.