Cat Marnell’s addiction memoir is like nothing I’ve ever read before. Written in a chatty tone with needle-sharp whit, each chapter moves at such a wild and incessant pace I practically felt I was riding her Adderall high.
Ever since I was a kid, there are few things I’ve loved more than snuggling down with a good book and disconnecting from reality. Books have been my escape, my passion and my academic focus.
Lisa Smith outwardly appeared to be killing it at life. Young, intelligent and ambitious, Smith’s highly paid job as a lawyer afforded her a swanky New York apartment, holidays in the Hamptons, expensive high-heels and a non-stop-party lifestyle.
If you’re looking for a quit-lit book that is full of alcohol-fuelled misdemeanors, shocking rock-bottoms, and deranged destitution, you will not find it in this book. What you will find is a humbling reminder that alcoholism affects all walks of life
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…