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📒Sober Stick Figure ✍ Amber Tozer

Sober Stick Figure PDF
✏Book Title : Sober Stick Figure
✏Author : Amber Tozer
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2016-05-31
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780762459742
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Sober Stick Figure Book Summary : Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery— starting with her first drink at the age of seven—all told with the help of childlike stick figures. Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober. As a teenager, Amber is an overachieving student athlete who copes with her family's alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she “just likes to party.” She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado to follow her dreams, and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes on stage. She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking sunshine and show business will save her. Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity, and knows she has to stop drinking. It's now been seven years since that last drink, and she's ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic—and ultimately inspiring.

📒Sober Stick Figure ✍ Amber Tozer

Sober Stick Figure PDF
✏Book Title : Sober Stick Figure
✏Author : Amber Tozer
✏Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
✏Release Date : 2016-06-02
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781910536643
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Sober Stick Figure Book Summary : Surrounded by alcohol and alcoholic strangers and alcoholic relatives her entire childhood, Amber never stood a chance. But for a long time she was an overachiever and a functional alcoholic. None of her relatives suspected a thing because in her family, the men were the alcoholics, not the women. After her dad died of the disease, she spiraled completely out of control -- 'Leaving Las Vegas drunk,' as she puts it. She hit rock bottom seven years ago, joined AA and has been completely sober since. The book spans from her first drink at the age of seven to a year following her sobriety. By telling the tale of alcoholism and recovery through a seemingly light, entertaining, child-like read -- and illustrated throughout with crude stick figures in crayon - Sober Stick Figure draws the reader into Amber's hard fought journey with wit and poignancy.

📒My Fair Junkie ✍ Amy Dresner

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✏Book Title : My Fair Junkie
✏Author : Amy Dresner
✏Publisher : Hachette Books
✏Release Date : 2017-09-12
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780316430920
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏My Fair Junkie Book Summary : In the tradition of Blackout and Permanent Midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps, and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together. But on Christmas Eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly "brandished" a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for "felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon." Within months, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, divorced, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service. For two years, assigned to a Hollywood Boulevard "chain gang," she swept up syringes (and worse) as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, all while struggling with sobriety, sex addiction, and starting over in her forties. In the tradition of Orange Is the New Black and Jerry Stahl's Permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, darkly funny, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, and forging a path to a life worth living.

📒Beyond Addiction ✍ Jeffrey Foote

Beyond Addiction PDF
✏Book Title : Beyond Addiction
✏Author : Jeffrey Foote
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2014-02-18
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781476709475
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Beyond Addiction Book Summary : Leading innovators in progressive addiction treatment outline a science-based program for overcoming addiction-related problems, demonstrating how to effectively use positive reinforcement and motivational and behavioral strategies. (Self-Help)

📒Between Breaths ✍ Elizabeth Vargas

Between Breaths PDF
✏Book Title : Between Breaths
✏Author : Elizabeth Vargas
✏Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
✏Release Date : 2016-09-13
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9781455559640
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Between Breaths Book Summary : Beloved former ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas reveals her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in a shockingly honest and emotional memoir. Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book category Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller From the moment she uttered the brave and honest words, "I am an alcoholic," to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Elizabeth Vargas began writing her story, as her experiences were still raw. Now, in BETWEEN BREATHS, Vargas discusses her accounts of growing up with anxiety--which began suddenly at the age of six when her father served in Vietnam--and how she dealt with this anxiety as she came of age, eventually turning to alcohol for a release from her painful reality. The now-A&E Network reporter reveals how she found herself living in denial about the extent of her addiction, and how she kept her dependency a secret for so long. She addresses her time in rehab, her first year of sobriety, and the guilt she felt as a working mother who could never find the right balance between a career and parenting. Honest and hopeful, BETWEEN BREATHS is an inspiring read.

📒Detroit Hustle ✍ Amy Haimerl

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✏Book Title : Detroit Hustle
✏Author : Amy Haimerl
✏Publisher : Running Press Adult
✏Release Date : 2016-05-03
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780762457441
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Detroit Hustle Book Summary : Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband had been priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decide to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for 35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy. As she and her husband restore the 1914 Georgian Revival, a stately brick house with no plumbing, no heat, and no electricity, Amy finds a community of Detroiters who, like herself, aren't afraid of a little hard work or things that are a little rough around the edges. Filled with amusing and touching anecdotes about navigating a real-estate market that is rife with scams, finding a contractor who is a lover of C.S. Lewis and willing to quote him liberally, and neighbors who either get teary-eyed at the sight of newcomers or urge Amy and her husband to get out while they can, Amy writes evocatively about the charms and challenges of finding her footing in a city whose future is in question. Detroit Hustle is a memoir that is both a meditation on what it takes to make a house a home, and a love letter to a much-derided city.

Let S Take The Long Way Home PDF
✏Book Title : Let s Take the Long Way Home
✏Author : Gail Caldwell
✏Publisher : Random House Incorporated
✏Release Date : 2011
✏Pages : 198
✏ISBN : 9780812979114
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Let s Take the Long Way Home Book Summary : A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.

📒A Drinking Life ✍ Pete Hamill

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✏Book Title : A Drinking Life
✏Author : Pete Hamill
✏Publisher : Back Bay Books
✏Release Date : 2008-12-14
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9780316054539
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏A Drinking Life Book Summary : This bestselling memoir from a seasoned New York City reporter is "a vivid report of a journey to the edge of self-destruction" (New York Times). !--StartFragment-- As a child during the Depression and World War II, Pete Hamill learned early that drinking was an essential part of being a man, inseparable from the rituals of celebration, mourning, friendship, romance, and religion. Only later did he discover its ability to destroy any writer's most valuable tools: clarity, consciousness, memory. In A Drinking Life, Hamill explains how alcohol slowly became a part of his life, and how he ultimately left it behind. Along the way, he summons the mood of an America that is gone forever, with the bittersweet fondness of a lifelong New Yorker. !--EndFragment--"Magnificent. A Drinking Life is about growing up and growing old, working and trying to work, within the culture of drink." --Boston Globe

Nothing Good Can Come From This PDF
✏Book Title : Nothing Good Can Come from This
✏Author : Kristi Coulter
✏Publisher : MCD x FSG Originals
✏Release Date : 2018-08-07
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9780374717087
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Nothing Good Can Come from This Book Summary : "Nothing Good Can Come from This is a book about generative discomfort, surprising sources of beauty, and the odd, often hilarious, business of being human." —Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams and The Recovering Kristi Coulter inspired and incensed the internet when she wrote about what happened when she stopped drinking. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her debut--a frank, funny, and feminist essay collection by a keen-eyed observer no longer numbed into complacency. When Kristi stopped drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can’t easily be filled by mocktails or ice cream or sex or crafting. And when you cancel Rosé Season for yourself, you’re left with just Summer, and that’s when you notice that the women around you are tanked—that alcohol is the oil in the motors that keeps them purring when they could be making other kinds of noise. In her sharp, incisive debut essay collection, Coulter reveals a portrait of a life in transition. By turns hilarious and heartrending, Nothing Good Can Come from This introduces a fierce new voice to fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris, and Cheryl Strayed—perfect for anyone who has ever stood in the middle of a so-called perfect life and looked for an escape hatch.

📒The Glass Castle ✍ Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle PDF
✏Book Title : The Glass Castle
✏Author : Jeannette Walls
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2006-01-02
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9781416544661
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏The Glass Castle Book Summary : Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.