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  • The unexpected joy of being sober – forever
  • By: Catherine Gray
  • Narrated by: Catherine Gray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (250 ratings)

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Sunshine Warm Sober

By: Catherine Gray
Narrated by: Catherine Gray
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Summary

'Stone cold sober.' Sounds horrible, doesn't it? Hard, icy. Brrrrr. No bloody ta.

However, as the millions who choose to stay sober now know, the propaganda around drinking and sobriety is wonky. Sober doesn't feel stony, or cold.

Retired wreckhead Catherine Gray, author of surprise best seller The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, is now in her ninth sober year and has learnt a damn sight more.

This hotly anticipated sequel enlists the help of experts and case studies, turning a curious, playful gaze onto provocative questions. Is alcohol a parenting aid? Why are booze and cocaine such a horse and carriage? Once an addict, always an addict? How do you feel safe—from alcohol, others and yourself—in sobriety?

Whether you're a dedicated boozehound, flirting with teetotalling or already sober, this witty, gritty listen may just change how you think about alcohol forever.

©2021 Catherine Gray (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

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Feels like a churned out title for revenue

A very boring monologue of how the author went through the motions of being a bit of a drunk and is now writing endless books about it. going to try and claim a refund.

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We can live a happy sober life

Life without booze is totally doable. Catherine tells us how she’s thrived in her sober life. Gives me confidence to continue in my sober journey x

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just brilliant

this book has everything. it was a joy to listen to. thank you Catherine Gray

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Done in two days! Another hit!

Another super book by gray. Helping me on my sober journey. THANK YOU. I hope there will be more to come!

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Brilliant

I love the honesty in this book and the fact it’s read by the author.

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Another fantastic listen ❤

Thank you Catherine for for more fantastic sober stories of hope, joy and sunshine.
I'm 8 months sober with the help of these books, AA and the rest of the sober community.
These audiables have without a doubt made those times inbetween meetings bearable, those shakey moments, the times I need reminding why I'm doing this. You are my torch in that hole, I'm out now, thank you with all my heart ❤

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Really needed this to help with a triggering alcohol holiday

The speech was a bit all over the place, words sometimes muddled and the rhythm was a bit off.

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Cringe worthy and embarrassingly condescending.

Catherine's first book was very good. This was terrible and very little to do with the actual subject. She just rambles on about completely irrelevant things. Unable to get refund as paid outside of audible credits.

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Brilliant

Loved this, beautifully read and thought provoking, would highly recommend to anyone who is, like me, sober curious.

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Death by Metaphor

I hate leaving half a book unread, but I really, really struggled with this one. I can’t believe how I even made it thought the first book because the authors tone and style have become so screechingly irritating. An honest estimate is that about 50-60% of the wording in here is a metaphor or simile, each one more ridiculous and irritating than the last.

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