From the bestselling author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th?
Think there's 'no point' in just one drink?
Quitting drinking, whether for a month or for life, is enormously satisfying, but also fiendishly difficult.
-There's the getting started ('But I have that party next week!')
-There's the feeling clenched and socially anxious.
-Throw in a sizeable amount of social pressure and suspicious questions ('So, do you have a drinking problem?'
-Finally, chuck in the hundreds of pro-drinking messages we see every day; films where a round of shots always comes with a whoop; fridge magnets that say 'I don't trust people who don't drink'; pub clapboards announcing 'Strong people need strong drinks'; and memes declaring 'Beer: it's a holiday in a glass.'
Whew. It's no wonder we find it tricky to stay teetotal. But don't worry. We're going to tackle all of the above. I'm going to give you tools that enable you to clear all of these stumbling blocks with the grace of a gazelle.
So, let's get started, shall we?
PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING:
"An icon of the Quit Lit movement." Conde Nast Traveller
"Fascinating." Bryony Gordon.
"Not remotely preachy." The Times
"Jaunty, shrewd and convincing." The Telegraph
"Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying." The Guardian
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Catherine Gray is an award-winning writer and editor who has been featured in the Guardian, Stylist, the Telegraph, Grazia, The Lancet Psychiatrist, Mr & Mrs Smith, BBC Earth, Women's Health, Stella, T2, Private Eye, Woman's Hour and BBC Breakfast.
Catherine's hit debut, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, was a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller. Since then she has published The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Journal and the critically acclaimed Unexpected Joy of Being Single.
When she's not writing, Catherine can generally be found taking twenty (identical) pictures of the sunset, wondering why she's always the sweatiest person in yoga, fighting her 'spend it all!' financial urges, or scanning the body language of strangers to see if it's OK to pet their dog.
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