• The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

  • Discovering A Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Alcohol-Free Life
  • By: Catherine Gray
  • Narrated by: Catherine Gray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ever sworn off alcohol for January and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us.
Before embracing sobriety, Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish cycle of drink, horrible decisions and hangovers, during which she had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.
'I discovered that I was about a million times happier sober than I ever had been while drinking. As were the hundreds of sober pals I picked up along the way. I found myself with dozens more hours in the week, heaps more energy, £20K more money over three-and-a-half years, deepened friendships, revived family relationships, better skin, a tighter body, tanned legs for the first time ever, the ability to sleep for eight uninterrupted hours, a bone-deep sense of wellbeing, a totally turned-around positive outlook and an infinitely more successful career. What's not to like?!'
This inspirational, aspirational and highly relatable narrative champions the benefits of sobriety with a three-pronged approach combining the author's personal experience; factual reportage and contributions from expert sources; and self-help advice for anyone who wants to reduce their alcohol intake or eliminate it completely. The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober is the new bible of sobriety.
©2017 Catherine Gray (P)2017 Octopus Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Martin B on 01-10-18


Great listen if you are interested in quiting alcohol. A very personal story and lots of interesting facts that really made me think.

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5 out of 5 stars
By K-Mart on 01-19-18

Intelligent, thought-provoking & inspiring

I loved this book. The writer comes across as very genuine, relatable, likeable. I found her story humbling. It takes a lot of courage to write so honestly. She is of course right about alcohol. We all know it, but we’re scared to really admit it. I’d say this book is essential reading for anyone sober curious, anyone who’s ever worried about their drinking, anyone wondering why alcohol has such a grip on socialising in the UK. I particularly liked her analogies about tunnels and trapdoors - what an accurate way of describing drinking to numb anxiety and pain. I’ve recommended this book to many of my friends.

Thank you Catherine & I wish you all the best for the future!

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By Jeremy on 01-23-18


I thought this book was very well written and narrated. As someone who has recently realised the relationship with alcohol can be a bad one is amazing to know im not the only one. I could relate to so many of these instances, even being a male.
This book has given me plenty of tips to help me stay sober!

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