The Sweet Cherry Ranch is an earthy, tough, and moving account of Frank King's continuing recovery from alcholism. The family addiction skipped one generation, then hit Frank, and his youngest brother Tony, with a sucker punch. Both have been sober for many years, Frank for more than 30. In his drinking years Frank King was a World War II Marine, a radioman-gunner in dive bombers; a radio operator, a civilian air traffic controller, a writer, a public relations manager, and Super Dad. A successful, funcitoning alcoholic, he was married three times. When his beloved second wife, June, died in childbirth, his drinking accelerated. He sobered up only when he couldnt stand looking at himself in the mirror. His story is about a wonderful childhood, finding booze, drinking, loss, hitting bottom, giving up, discovcery, finding faith, and sobriety.