I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a book. If I want to learn something new, find out about something or just have a fleeting interest, it’s still books that I turn to. With sobriety, there’s something about the stories of others that are so visceral and honest that an online article just doesn’t cut it. So here’s a round-up of the best books about alcohol and sobriety that I’ve read and loved.
The Outrun – Amy Liptrot
This heartbreaking memoir through recovery from alcoholism is tightly woven with nature writing to make it one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. Brutally honest about her battle with alcohol and the lifestyle it involved, Liptrot thoroughly deserves the amazing praise she’s received from this masterpiece.
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Blackout; remembering the things I drank to forget – Sarah Heppola
This is the book I read that really made me question my drinking habits and I turned to it again when I finally gave up drinking for good. It’s raw, honest, frightening and uplifting. It’s very relatable and for anyone struggling with their relationship with alcohol, it’s an absolute must read. I cannot think of a better book on the subject.
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The Sober Diaries – Claire Pooley
Pooley might occupy a world wealthier than your average reader, but her brilliantly open memoir about her descent into drinking and coming out the other side is one that many can relate to. Not only does she kick the drink and start a blog covering her journey, but she also battles breast cancer.
Pooley has faced some of the worst things life can throw at you and brings in research and answers than many people, sober or not, can learn from. And even better, it’s a funny and uplifting book, despite its subject.
Over to you!
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