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Sunshine Warm Sober is filled with honesty, wit and warmth. This fascinating read may help you to reassess your relationship with alcohol and change your life for the better.
Sunshine Warm Sober embraces the joys of sobriety. This sequel to Catherine Gray’s The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober covers what she has learnt over last three years, now that she has reached her eighth sober year. Using flashbacks to her past, she highlights her positive experiences of being ‘sunshine warm sober’ rather than ‘stone cold drunk’ during birthdays, holidays, dog sitting and other occasions. In her book, she explores addiction using medical, psychological and behavioural experts and case studies, discusses the role of alcohol in society, and answers thought-provoking questions such as: What does the label ‘addict’ really mean? Can you have an addictive personality? Is alcohol a parenting aid? Sunshine Warm Sober is filled with honesty, wit and warmth, as well as facts and personal stories. This fascinating read may help you to reassess your relationship with alcohol and change your life for the better.
'Stone cold sober.'
Sounds horrible, doesn't it? Hard, icy. Brrrrr. No bloody ta.
However, as the millions who choose to stay sober now know, the propaganda around drinking and sobriety is wonky. Sober doesn't feel stony, or cold.
Retired wreckhead Catherine Gray, author of surprise bestseller The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, is now in her eighth sober year and has learnt a damn sight more.
This hotly anticipated sequel enlists the help of experts and case studies, turning a curious, playful gaze onto provocative questions. Is alcohol a parenting aid? Why are booze and cocaine such a horse and carriage? Once an addict, always an addict? How do you feel safe - from alcohol, others and yourself - in sobriety?
Whether you're a dedicated boozehound, flirting with teetotalling, or already sober, this witty, gritty read may just change how you think about alcohol forever.
|Publication date:||10th June 2021|
|Publisher:||Aster an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Health & Fitness|
'Exquisite' - Fearne Cotton
'The kind of book that changes lives, and very possibly saves them' - The Lancet Psychiatry
'A reflective, raw and riveting read. A beautiful book on what it takes to root for yourself' - Emma Gannon, Ctrl Alt Delete
'Fascinating' - Bryony Gordon
'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist
'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire
'Gray's tale of going sober is uplifting and inspiring' - Evening Standard
'Not remotely preachy' - Sunday Times
'Jaunty, shrewd and convincing' - Sunday Telegraph
'Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying' - Guardian
Catherine Gray is a Sunday Times Bestselling author of five books, including The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober. She's sold over a quarter of a million books in English-speaking territories, her work has been published in the likes of Stylist, Marie Claire, The Lancet Psychiatry and the Guardian, and her books have been translated into nine languages. In 2018, Catherine founded charitable campaign Sober Spring, a three-month sabbatical from alcohol, and she now runs it with Alcohol Change UK, for whom she is an ambassador. She's been sober since 2013. Catherine lives in Hove and when not writing she enjoys falling off ...More About Catherine Gray