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Book List 

Here is a list of books to read during early sobriety. They are in no particular order: 

1. The Easy Way for Women to Stop Drinking Alcohol by Allen Carr 

2. The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley

3. The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy Alcohol-free Life by Catherine Gray 

4. Blackout: Remembering the things I drank to forget by Sarah Hepola

5. This Naked Mind by Annie Grace 

6. Alcohol Explained by William Porter

7. Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

8. You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol by Louisa Young

9. One for the Road: Soberdave

10. I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering by Janelle Hanchett

11. My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean by Amy Dresner

12. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

13. Girl Walks Out of a Bar by Lisa Smith

14. A Happier Hour by Rebecca Weller

15. Drunk Mom A Memoir by Jowita Bydlowska

16. Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety by Sacha Z. Scoblic

17. Drinking: A Love Story  by Caroline Knapp

18. Glorious Rock Bottom by Bryony Gordon

19. Alcohol Lied to Me: The Intelligent Way to Escape Alcohol Addiction by Craig Beck

20. Mrs D is Going Without by Lotta Dan 

21. Sober is the New Black: A Then and Now Account of Life Beyond Booze by Rachel Black 

22. The Sober Revolution: Women Calling Time on Wine O'Clock by Sarah Turner

23. Alcohol and You: How to Control and Stop Drinking by Lewis David

24. Sober as F***: My Two Year Journey of Rediscovery & Self Love by Sarah Ordo

25. Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett Johnston

26. Drink? The New Science of Alcohol + Your Health by Professor David Nutt

27. Quit Like a Woman by Holly Whitaker

28. Sunshine Warm Sober by Catherine Gray

29. We Are the Luckiest by Laura McKowen

30. Soberful by Veronica Valli

31. Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington

32. Euphoric: An Eight-Week Plan to Ditch Alcohol and Reclaim Your Life by Karolina Rzadkowolska

33. Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love by Amanda E White


TV / Film / Podcasts I recommend 


  • A Royal Hangover (2014) [Amazon]

  • My Name Was Bette: The Life and Death of an Alcoholic [Amazon]

  • Rain in my heart [YouTube]

  • Louis Theroux, Drinking to Oblivion [BBC Two] 

  • Leaving Las Vegas (1995 )

  • Withnail And I (1987 )

  • Barfly (1987 )

  • When A Man Loves A Woman

  • The Lost Weekend (1945 )

  • 28 Days (2000)

  • My Name Is Joe

  • Days Of Wine And Roses (1962)

  • Flight (2012)

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