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Sober Curious

The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol
Written by: Ruby Warrington
Narrated by: Ruby Warrington
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Would life be better without alcohol?

It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long workday, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it’s hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel: terrible

How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment-free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement.  

Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical takedown of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame-free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook - essential information that empowers listeners to transform their relationship with alcohol so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

©2019 Ruby Warrington (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Exactly what I’m looking for

Love the content of this book, I will admit that I still think I prefer an actual book over the audio format, but the author did a tremendous job in her reading and again, the content is exactly what I’m wanting. So good that I may end up purchasing the kindle format as well. Highly recommend for anyone who is questioning their drinking habits for any reason. Must read!

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Super informative, inspirational and entertaining

I read Material Girl, Mystical World by the same author and had to check this one out. I have been “sober curious” for awhile now and have friends in AA. I’ve been to AA before but never felt like it was a good fit as my rock bottom was nothing like the people’s whose stories I had heard in AA. This book is exactly what I needed and I’m relieved that the Sober Curious movement is happening! It’s a great time to be alive!

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encourages drinking in moderation

This book essentially ends in new age spiritualism, however one thing really concerned me as a recovering alcoholic. The third from last chapter is basically the authors self justification of why she can drink and that it's ok to drink soemtines. i.e. moderate, the same thing most alcoholics try before they relapse.

I do not recommend this for anyone listening to the other go to stop drinking books as a tool to become sober. very misleading piece of work.

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  • Annie H
  • 2019-01-15

Good take-a-ways

The book makes some really good points regarding the impact of alcohol and the benefits of abstinence from it. I found the reading to sound a little “mechanical” at times and, beyond the physical wellness discussed, the spiritual aspects of the book were a little “out-there” for me (toward the end I found myself skipping forward through parts that I felt were a side step away from the message I bought this book for).

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  • R&M S
  • 2019-08-08

Related to, and thoroughly enjoyed the first half

The core concept of the book related to moderate-heavy social drinking, the benefits of getting "sober curious", and defeating a social reliance to alcohol was enjoyable, but the author really lost me when she started HEAVILY wedging in her politics with references to Black Lives Matter, white privilege, "systemic" oppression etc. The connection to the core message was loose, at best. The spiritual elements were far too "out there" for me as well.

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  • zydeco
  • 2019-03-12

surprisingly great little spiritual book

I really enjoyed Ruby's journey. She's practical, honest, smart & knows what works for her.
I respect that.
Having been sober curious myself for at least 10yrs, Ive pretty much eleminated alcohol from my life over the past 15 mos.
And that works for me & my body.

She never goes into the huge financial benefits of not drinking. You save a ton!

I encourage more people to be present & sober.
Thank you for this great lil giude, Ruby!

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  • Timothy Hill
  • 2019-01-30

The message sunk in quickly

I've never been a heavy drinker but love a good old session from time to time. As I get older, the hangovers get worse and my mind becomes a haze. Ruby put the cards on the table and put the fact that she has stopped drinking booze in a realistic non-condescending manner that most people can relate to.

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  • Lindsey Adkison
  • 2019-01-03

If you're looking at this book ... you need it.

This is such a helpful and honest book. It isn't preachy or judgemental. And if you're thinking about it, then it's definitely worth a listen.

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  • Annette
  • 2019-03-01

really gives spect strategy

This book builds on the Naked Mind movement shifting the thinking of people from “its not a big deal “ to drink if I am not an “alcoholic “ to an acknowledgement of the alcoholic dependence and overuse of every day life. She carefully avoids creating shame and presents such a believable version of a better life if sobriety that I ran out of excuses not to try it.

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  • Camille Miller
  • 2019-06-02

Fabulous "read"

Wow, eye opening. Everything I was thinking in her story. it's definately going into my collection of must read books for business.

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  • Samuel
  • 2019-02-18

Overall mostly helpful and valid points...take what you like!

Like the honesty and sincerity of the author in explaining her own unique journey and her struggles. Perhaps a bit less snark and gratuitous obscenities would have been appropriate, especially while claiming to have emotional maturity. And maybe a bit less thinly-veiled 12-step program bashing? But overall a clear and honest reflection of what works for her.

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  • AyJayATL
  • 2019-01-14

Sobriety thru New Age energy vibe chanelling

this book had about 20 minutes worth of common sense benefits from being sober and then the rest of it was fairly woo oriented as far as how to channel your energy better in sobriety through various New age techniques. not exactly what the title suggests.

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  • Ann
  • 2019-04-06

Just what I needed.....

This book made a big impact on my thoughts about alcohol and daily drinking. It challenges our views on the very normalized role that alcohol plays in our world. The idea of a sober curious, hang-over free world is very appealing to me and this book shows you the way.

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