• The Sober Diaries

  • How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living
  • By: Clare Pooley
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Coronet
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle, so she left her successful role as a managing partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family.
She knew the change wouldn't be easy, but she never expected to find herself an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day and spending her evenings Googling 'am I an alcoholic?'
This book is the bravely honest story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze and then being given the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze-free and cancer-free, no longer has a wine belly and is two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before. She has a happier family and a more positive outlook.
Sober Diaries is an upbeat, funny and positive look at how to live life to the full. Interwoven within Clare's own very personal and brilliantly comic story is research and advice as she discovers the answers to questions like:



How do I know if I'm drinking too much?
How will I cope at parties?
What do I say to friends and family?
How do I cope with cravings?
If I stop drinking, will I lose weight?
What if my partner still drinks?

And many more.
©2017 Clare Pooley (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-18-18

Excellent

it was a great book. interesting , accurate and helpful. I would recommend to anyone struggling with alcohol addiction.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Melissa A on 04-15-18

So helpful!!

This book helped me SO much on my road to recovery. So nice to hear about the ups and downs in a realistic way! So glad I found this book!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By KS on 02-12-18

Enjoyed whilst reassessing my drinking habits

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes - I have recommended to friends. I like the perspective it gives on drinking

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment when Clare's friend sent her the AA coin.

Any additional comments?

I unexpectedly enjoyed this book - going into it not really sure whether I had a problematic relationship with drinking and coming out of it completely reassessing my attitude towards it, particularly around my children and how it affects them. This book also manages to remain light hearted and not in the least bit preachy whilst hammering home a very serious message.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Simon T on 02-14-18

Loved it!

This is a great book and really inspiring for anyone trying to give up the booze and become sober. It's really helped me in my own journey.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-20-18

Fantastic. I

I really enjoyed this book. Very funny in parts and had me feeling emotional too. All up a very worthwhile read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sally Gibson on 01-29-18

Positive Story on Getting Sober

Claire tells her story with humour, honesty and compassion. It’s the most positive story of getting sober I’ve read. Loved it. Thanks Claire

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