High Sobriety: My Year Without Booze

by Jill Stark

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Synopsis

'I'm the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia's booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I wrote myself off.'

Booze has dominated Jill Stark social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything. In the shadow of her 35th Year, Jill made a decision: she would give up alcohol. But what would it mean to stop drinking in a world awash with booze.

This lively memoir charts Jill's tumultuous year on the wagon, as she copes with the stress of the newsroom sober, tackles the dating scene on soda water, learns to watch the footy minus beer, and deals with censure from friends and colleagues, who tell her that a year without booze is 'a year with not mates'.

In re-examining her habits, Jill also explores Australia's love affair with alcohol, meeting alcopop-swigging teens who drink to fit in, beer-seilling blokes in a sporting culture backed by booze, and marketing bigwigs blamed for turning binge drinking into a way of life. And she tracks the history of this national obsession: from the idea that Australia's new colonies were drowning in drink to the Anzac ethos that a beer builds mateship, and from the six o'clock swill that encouraged bingeing to the tangled weave of advertising, social pressure, and tradition that confronts drinkers today.

Will Jill make it through the year without booze? And if she does, will she go back to her old habits, or has she called last drinks? This is a funny, moving, and insightful exploration of why we drink, how we got here, and what happens when we turn off the tap.

'A frank, entertaining, and at times confronting glimpse of what Australia might look life with a hangover.' Annabel Crabb

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Product details

ISBN:
9781922070227
Category:
Coping with drug & alcohol abuse
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
2013-01-30
Language:
English
Publisher:
Scribe Publications
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
82.5x137mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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    High Sobriety

    14/06/2013

    I enjoyed the first part of the book but then it became repetitive as it was a string of occasions where the author moaned about not drinking when everybody else was. I didn't finish it as I got bored.

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