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Sober Diaries - Clare Pooley (Hardcover)

How one woman stopped drinking and started living

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A bravely honest and brilliantly comic account of how one mother gave up drinking and started living. Think Bridget Jones Dries Out!

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20 Aug 2019
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Clare Pooley
How one mum stopped drinking and started living
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of Pages
240 x 156 x 156mm (520g)


A bravely honest and brilliantly comic account of how one mother gave up drinking and started living. Think Bridget Jones Dries Out!


Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle so she left her successful role as a Managing Partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family. She knew the change wouldn't be easy but she never expected to find herself an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling 'Am I an alcoholic?'

This book is the bravely honest story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze and then being given the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze-free and cancer-free, she no longer has a wine belly, is two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before. She has a happier family and a more positive outlook. Sober Diaries is an upbeat, funny and positive look at how to live life to the full.

Interwoven within Clare's own very personal and brilliantly comic story is research and advice as she discovers the answers to questions like: How do I know if I'm drinking too much? How will I cope at parties? What do I say to friends and family? How do I cope with cravings? If I stop drinking will I lose weight? What if my partner still drinks? And many more.


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
BISAC Subject 2
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
BISAC Subject 3
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Fatherhood
BISAC Subject 4
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
BIC Classification 1
BIC Classification 2
Coping with drug & alcohol abuse
BIC Classification 3
Self-help & personal development
Library Subject 1
Mothers - Alcohol use - Great Britain
Library Subject 2
Women alcoholics - Rehabilitation - Great Britain
Library Subject 3
Recovering alcoholics - Family relationships - Great Britain
Dewey Classification
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising before becoming a full-time mum. Clare lives in Fulham, London with her long-suffering husband, three children, dog and a cupboard filled with alcohol-free beer.
Clare is the author of the hugely popular blog, Mummy was a Secret Drinker, under the pseudonym Sober Mummy.

Review Quotes

The Sober Diaries is a misconception-busting book, which draws on Pooley's extensive research. * Sunday Herald * Brutally honest and sparkily funny * Sunday Express *