It’s no exaggeration to say that this music has inspired my thinking on many of the chapters on our Roadmap. So I want to give credit where credit is due by listing the artists and songs I’ve played at the end of each chapter.

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From “My Tenth Step: I May Do a Lot of Things Wrong, But Shaming Myself Isn’t One of Them,” Cher, “If I Could Turn Back Time”
From “My Big, Fat, Anticlimactic Ninth Step,” The Human League, “Human”
From “My Eighth Step: I’m Willing to Get Over Myself to Get All Up in the Love,” The Black Crowes, “Thorn in My Pride”
From “My Seventh Step: If I Can’t Be a Hopeless Romantic, I Might as Well Be a Fearless One,” Eric Carmen, “Make Me Lose Control”
From “My Sixth Step: I’m Ready to Let Go of My Addiction to Men Who Don’t Love Me,” Ambrosia, “Biggest Part of Me”
From “My Fifth Step: The Lonely Little Girl Who Cried Love,” Steely Dan, “Any World That I’m Welcome To”
From “My Fourth Step: You’re Invited to My Slumber Party Feelings Fest,” Tom Petty, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”
From “My Third Step: At Least God Gives a F@*% About My True Self,” Crossover, “Extensive Care”
From “My Second Step: I Need a Power That Makes Better Decisions Than I Do,” Echo and the Bunnymen, “Rescue”
From “My First Step: I Relapsed and It’s Not Going Very Well,” The Plimsouls, “A Million Miles Away”
From “The First Step,” The Cars, “Hello Again”
From “Back to Basics,” Soul II Soul, “Back to Life”
From “Love Is the Only Thing Left to Do,” Missing Persons, “Destination Unknown”
From “Love Is the Truth,” New Order, “Touched By the Hand of God”
From “Love Is Self Acceptance,” Electronic, “Getting Away With It”
From “Love Is Unconditional,” ABC, “Look of Love (Pt. 4 & 1)”
From “Love Is What You Feel,” Pet Shop Boys, “Why Don’t We Live Together”
From “Love Is Beautiful,” Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley w/Bobby Brown, “Beautiful”
From “Love Is Everywhere,” Book of Love, “I Touch Roses”
From “Love Is a Lot of Fun,” Rick Astley, “Never Gonna Give You Up”
From “Love Is Loving Yourself,” Morphine, “Like Swimming”
From “Love Is Patient,” Fickle Friends, “Say No More”
From “Love Is Right Where You Are,” Roxette, “Joyride”
From “Love Is What You Believe In,” Spandau Ballet, “Gold”
From “Love Is Letting Go of Fear,” Spandau Ballet, “True”
From “Love Is Honesty,” Phil Collins, “Take Me Home”
From “Love Is a Decision,” REO Speedwagon, “Love Is a Rock”
From “Love Is More Powerful Than You,” Faith No More, “Epic”
From “Love is What You Need,” Foreigner, “I Want to Know What Love Is”
From “You Are Not Your Addict,” Seal, “Future Love Paradise”
From “No Matter What,” The Chameleons, “Don’t Fall”
From “Surrender to Love,” Mike and the Mechanics, “All I Need Is a Miracle”
From “Why Is Not a Spiritual Question,” Irene Cara, “Why Me?”
From “You Need a New Drug, Part 2,” Huey Lewis and the News, “The Power of Love”
From “You Need a New Drug, Part 1,” Huey Lewis and the News, “I Want a New Drug”
From “So. Many. Feelings.” Melissa Manchester, “Theme From Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)”
From “Introduction: I Am an Addict,” Peter Gabriel, “Digging in the Dirt”
From “Welcome to the Fourth Dimension,” Flock of Seagulls, “Space Age Love Song”
From “Surrender to the Solution, Part 2,” Enigma, “Return to Innocence”
From “Surrender to the Solution, Part 1,” Electric Six, “Danger! High Voltage”
From “You Can’t Hide From What’s Inside of You,” Steely Dan, “Home at Last”
From “Unconditional Self-Love,” Everclear, “Santa Monica”
From “Good Orderly Direction,” George Michael, “Father Figure”
From “The Power of People,” Blur, “Coffee & TV”
From “Trust the Process,” SWV, “Right Here (Human Nature)”
From “The Honesty Coach,” The Midnight, “The Comeback Kid”
From “Decide to Live,” Black Uhuru, “What Is Life?”
From “You Need Help,” The Police, “Message in a Bottle”
From “The Reality of Your Insanity,” Faith No More, “The Real Thing”
From “Pick a Date, Any Date,” Wilson Phillips, “Hold On”
From Chapter 8, Sober Breathing: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, “Relax”
From Chapter 24, Love: Spandau Ballet, “Gold”
From Chapter 23, Honesty: Spandau Ballet, “True”
From Chapter 25, Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors: Naked Eyes, “Emotion in Motion”
From Chapter 26, The Man Box: Tears for Fears, “Bad Man’s Song”
From Chapter 27, Name That Feeling: The Smiths, “Accept Yourself”
From Chapter 28, Instinct vs. Intuition: Spandau Ballet, “Instinction”
From Chapter 29, The Triangle of Self-Obsession: Tears for Fears, “Watch Me Bleed”
From Chapter 30, Anger: Tears for Fears, “Shout”
From Chapter 31, Anxiety: Men at Work, “Overkill”
From Chapter 32, Grief: Erasure, “Sometimes”
From Chapter 33, Empathy: Nik Kershaw, “Wouldn’t It Be Good”
From Chapter 34, Don’t Be a Drama Queen: Spandau Ballet, “Highly Strung”
From Chapter 35, Express Yourself: Echo and the Bunnymen, “Silver”
From Chapter 36, Emotional Sobriety: The Smiths, “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
From Chapter 37, What Is Love, Anyway?: Howard Jones, “What Is Love?”
From Chapter 38, Fear of Intimacy: Kajagoogoo, “Too Shy”
From Chapter 39, Commitment: George Michael, “Faith”
From Chapter 40, Boundaries: ABC, “Be Near Me”
From Chapter 41, Expectations: Naked Eyes, “Promises, Promises”
From Chapter 42, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: New Order, “Blue Monday”
From Chapter 43, Problem Solving: The Human League, “Love Action”
From Chapter 44, Put Yourself Out There: The Smiths, “Ask”
From Chapter 45, Don’t Be a Victim: Erasure, “A Little Respect”
From Chapter 46, Charity Begins at Home: Pulp, “A Little Soul”
From Chapter 47, Don’t Go It Alone: Echo and the Bunnymen, “Never Stop”
From Chapter 48, Letting Go: Spandau Ballet, “Only When You Leave”
From Chapter 49, Love Is Action: Echo and the Bunnymen, “Bring On the Dancing Horses”
From Chapter 50, Love Is Connection: ABC, “The Look of Love”
From Chapter 51, Love Is Power: Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
From Chapter 52, Love Is Surrender: U2, “Like a Song”
From Chapter 53, Love Is Taking Care: Tears for Fears, “Sowing the Seeds”
From Chapter 54, Love Is a Holiday: Madonna, “Holiday”
From Chapter 55, Love Is a Long Road: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Love Is a Long Road”