The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Non-Fiction, Health & Lifestyle, Illnesses & Conditions
Paperback Published on: 28/12/2017
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Ever 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 fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.

But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups.

In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.

Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781912023387
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 236g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm

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The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Hard to put down
I have read Gray's articles in the past and enjoyed them, so looked forward to this book. Technically I suppose it shouldn't have worked - memoir but not ... READ MORE
Anne Clarke
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Wow an inspiration look at what sobriety can look like.
I was lucky enough to get to read this early due to having seen a copy for press. The book looks at the journey of the author Catherine, It looks at her sp... READ MORE
Samantha Pursrr
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Truly inspirational
I bought both this and the journal by Catherine Gray to help me back after a relapse and the books really did the trick. I was lost for a while there and i... READ MORE
Sarah Womack
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Trite, precocious, poorly written
It’s hard to read because the author comes across so privileged and self absorbed, spending large chunks banging on about what famous people she knows, or ... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
This book really helped me through my sobriety journey. I really enjoyed reading/listening to this book. Very insightful, and inspirational. Thank you Cath... READ MORE
Joseph Spencer