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High Sobriety By Alice King

High Sobriety by Alice King

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The shocking true story of a love affair with alcohol and its terrible consequences

High Sobriety Summary

High Sobriety: Confessions of a Drinker by Alice King

As a professional and successful wine writer, Alice King had her dream job. The daughter of a wine salesman and blessed with a superb palate, Alice had always been surrounded by alcohol. But the more she got into her job, the more she found herself drinking. By the time she found herself regularly waking up at 4.35 in the morning, vomiting into the kitchen sink, and wondering what had happened to the bottle of vodka that had been full when she came home the previous evening but was now mysteriously empty, she realised she had a problem. She needed a drink. This book tells the story of one person's descent into alcoholism. It illustrates the insidious appeal of drinking, and shows how social high spirits or 'doing the job' can lead to serious trouble. It shows how drink problems can happen to anyone, whatever age, sex or class. One in six people has a problem with alcohol, which kills more people each year than heart disease. This book will not only raise awareness of the problem, but can help people to overcome it.

High Sobriety Reviews

'that her experiences are so commonplace and yet go so badly wrong make for an uncomfortable read ... [but] it's hard not to want to finish the book' THE OBERSVER 'A powerful and honest memoir' OK magazine 'Her courage is admirable and she is never less than honest about the damage she has caused both to herself and others. It is to her credit that she has managed to turn her life completely around.' IRISH TIMES

About Alice King

In the 1980s Alice King was one of the nation's best-known wine writers, with columns in the Daily Mail and regular TV and radio appearances; Tesco appointed her to be their face of wine, and she was the author of a dozen bestselling books on wine, including The Hamlyn Atlas of Wine.

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High Sobriety: Confessions of a Drinker by Alice King
Used - Very Good
Orion Publishing Co
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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