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Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

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I am so very grateful I started my sober curious journey with Catherine Gray’s The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober. Broken and beaten by the end of 2019 and desperate to find a life beyond booze, benders and hangovers, Gray’s words lifted me up, dusted me off and gave me the confidence to stand on my sober feet for the first time in a long time.

I read this book with the same hunger I once downed wine and have now read it twice. I found it every bit funny as it I did informative. I have genuinely learned so much about addiction, alcohol and sobriety from each of its chapters and I’ve massively cut down on alcohol as a result.

Ultimately, I think book did what its title promised – it helped me to find the unexpected joy in being sober.

If you’re considering going teetotal, cutting down or you’re already well into your sober journey and are looking for a good read – please read this book!

I’ve now moved onto Holly Whitaker’s Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol. I’m loving it so far and will let you know what I think!   

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