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Glorious Rock Bottom

by Bryony Gordon

Glorious Rock Bottom Synopsis

Bryony Gordon is a respected journalist, a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning mental health campaigner. She is also an alcoholic. In Glorious Rock Bottom Bryony opens up about a toxic twenty-year relationship with alcohol and drugs and explains exactly why hitting rock bottom - for her, a traumatic event and the abrupt realisation that she was putting herself in danger, time and again - saved her life. Known for her trademark honesty, Bryony re-lives the darkest and most terrifying moments of her addiction, never shying away from the fact that alcoholism robs you of your ability to focus on your family, your work, your health, your children, yourself. And then, a chink of light as the hard work begins - rehab; AA meetings; endless, tedious, painful self-reflection - a rollercoaster ride through self-acceptance, friendship, love and hope, to a joy and pride in staying sober that her younger self could never have imagined. Shining a light on the deep connection between addiction and mental health issues, Glorious Rock Bottom is in turn, shocking, brutal, dark, funny, hopeful and uplifting. It is a sobriety memoir like no other.

Glorious Rock Bottom Press Reviews

Alcohol, drugs and outrageous behaviour. . . This is how bad habits can change your life - and it is a great read * Financial Adviser * Made me laugh, cry and cringe. * The Scots Magazine * Glorious Rock Bottom tells how bone-suckingly hungry Bryony Gordon is for sobriety, how hard (and expensive) it is to get there, and what a wonderful place it turns out to be. * iNews * honest and courageous... a message of hope and encouragement to others facing similar battles. * PA * This very readable book is a crucial reminder that change - of any kind - isn't going to happen with a quick fix but that sometimes it can truly hurt and undo us but that there is a way out of the darkest places. * Stylist * [Bryony Gordon] has now charted the whole journey through her through alcoholism and subsequent recovery in her no-holds-barred new book. * Press Association * An unflinching memoir... harrowing but ultimately hopeful, this is essential reading. * Red * Bryony Gordon has penned a compelling, candid sobriety memoir * Independent * Gordon's new book is a frank, sometimes wince-inducing and often very funny look at her 20-year relationship with booze. * INews * Brutally honest * Daily Mail * This is a book that tears down walls. It will make sobriety attractive and accessible in a way it never has before. * Marian Keyes * This book will make us all kinder, brighter and better. * Daisy Buchanan * It is my favourite of Bryony's books. * Dolly Alderton * Poetic, raw and very important. * Fearne Cotton * Bryony Gordon is a terrific, compassionate writer whose razor-sharp honesty slices through every sentence of this compelling memoir. * Liz Day *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472253767
Publication date: 14th May 2020
Author: Bryony Gordon
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Memoirs, Coping with drug & alcohol abuse, Addiction & therapy,

About Bryony Gordon

In the 18 years that she has worked for the Telegraph, Bryony Gordon has become one of the paper's best-loved writers. She is the author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers and You Got This plus The Sunday Times Number One bestseller Mad Girl which was nominated for a British Book Award. Her weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph has won her an army of fans who have followed her journey from single girl about town to - finally! - settled mum. Bryony now lives in Clapham with her daughter Edie and her husband, a financial journalist. The last sentence is ...

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