From the author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Single – The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober is Catherine Gray’s unflinching, honest look at her addition to alcohol. The opening section of the book plumbs the depths of her experiences, and what life was really like in the grip of her addiction. It details the extent of her drinking and how it impacted her work, her friendships, her relationships, her health, and the many ‘rock bottoms’ she hit along the way.
The remainder of the book is dedicated to sobriety: what recovery has looked like for Catherine and what life is like for her now. It is interwoven with snapshots of her life in the past, highlighting for the reader what a massive change has taken place, all for the better. It takes a look at things that have helped her, and it is important to note that this book is first and foremost a memoir, detailing Catherine’s personal road to recovery. It is highly recommended if you are recovering from an addiction and feel you would benefit from reading another’s experiences; or you support someone with an addiction issue and feel you would benefit from some insight into their experiences.