Sober Stick Figure - Amber Tozer (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781910536636
Department
Books
Released
2 Jun 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Amber Tozer
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
BONNIER BLINK BOOKS
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 22mm (283g)

Annotation

Surrounded by alcoholism 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 it because in her family, the men were the alcoholics, not the women. After her dad died of the disease, she spiralled out of control. She hit rock bottom seven years ago, joined AA and has been completely sober since. This is her story from her first drink aged seven to her sobriety. By telling it through a seemingly entertaining, child-like read, illustrated throughout with crude stick figures in crayon, it draws the reader into Amber's hard-fought journey with wit and poignancy.

Summary

Having had her first drink at the tender age of seven, Amber inevitably followed in her family's albeit wobbly footsteps and became a functional alcoholic. Hitting rock bottom when her father eventually died of the disease, Amber decided to embark on the hard path to sobriety, chronicling her journey along the way.

Delving into the serious topic of young alcoholism through comical (if tragically true-to-life) dialogue and crude stick figure drawings, Amber Tozer allows for the perfect balance between mental health and humour, shedding light and light-heartedness on a mental illness that can begin in the innocent days of childhood.

An honest and inspirational read, Sober Stick Figure is as important and necessary as it is hilarious and entertaining.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Disease & Health Issues
BISAC Subject 2
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
BIC Classification 1
Biography: general
BIC Classification 2
Memoirs
Library Subject 1
Women alcoholics - United States
Library Subject 2
Alcoholism
Dewey Classification
362.292092

Author Bio

Amber Tozer is a Los Angeles based stand-up comic and television writer. She performs stand-up all over the U.S. and has appeared on Last Comic Standing and in many comedy festivals. She sold The Tozer Show to Fox ADHD and has written for Cartoon Network's MAD and Adult Swim's Moral Orel. She has nearly 50,000 loyal twitter followers (@AmberTozer). Her tweets have been featured on Ellen, Huffington Post, Playboy and Mandatory. She's written about sobriety for TheFix.com, After Party and Thought Catalog. And of course she's never taken an art class in her life!