The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

The Unexpected Joy of Being SoberEver sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th Think there s no point in just one drink Welcome There are millions of us 64% of Brits want to drink less.Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat She had her

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to ForgetAlcohol was the gasoline of all adventure for Sarah Hepola She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty first century woman But there was a price She often

Alcohol Explained

Alcohol ExplainedAlcohol Explained is the definitive, ground breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism Alcoholism and problem drinking seems illogical to those on

Nothing Good Can Come from This

Nothing Good Can Come from ThisKristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency When Kristi stopped drinking, she

Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction

Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and AddictionBeloved former ABC 20 20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas reveals her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in a shockingly honest and emotional memoir Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller From the moment she uttered the

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir

Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A MemoirLisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NYC when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload Girl Walks Out of a

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a DiseaseThrough the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the disease model of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery.The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction a

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its AftermathBy the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams, an exploration of addiction, and the stories we tell about it, that reinvents the traditional recovery memoir With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage, The

Light It Up

Light It UpTold in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon s Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength as well as an incredible follow up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down A girl walks home from school She s tall for her age She s wearing her

On Drinking

On DrinkingThe definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer s best and most lasting work A self proclaimed dirty old

A Short History of Drunkenness

A Short History of DrunkennessAlmost every culture on earth has drink, and where there s drink there s drunkenness But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of kings or the relief of peasants It can be an offering to the ancestors, or a

Looking for Alaska

Looking for AlaskaBefore Miles Pudge Halter is done with his safe life at home His whole life has been one big non event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the Great Perhaps even Francois Rabelais, poet He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything but boring world of

Drinking: A Love Story

Drinking: A Love StoryThe roots of alcoholism in the life of a brilliant daughter of an upper class family are explored in this stylistic, literary memoir of drinking by a Massachusetts journalist Caroline Knapp describes how the distorted world of her well to do parents pushed her toward anorexia and alcoholism.