Publisher's Summary

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, no longer has a wine belly and 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.
©2017 Clare Pooley (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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By Anonymous User on 17-05-2018

fantastic book

Love, love, love! i cried, i laughed, i related. Such a great book and an inspiring story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy on 13-05-2018

WOW

I have listened to this book three times, it really was so so good, the narrator was perfect for Clare and it made me laugh out loud many times, hope Clare Poole does another book SOON !

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By Cynthia Shearer on 09-05-2018

1 months sober and Feeling Fabulous!

this book is incredible, it's delightful informative incredibly helpful and makes you feel as though you're part of community of so many people that have gone down this horrendous path. But Claire puts an entertaining side to becoming sober. it doesn't have to all be that bad, we can all get through this with some humor and compassion. Excellent book I would read this again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 02-05-2018

Day 1

Just the motivation I need! I have such respect and admiration for the author. Enjoyed thoroughly!

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5 out of 5 stars
By KS on 12-02-2018

Enjoyed whilst reassessing my drinking habits

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes - I have recommended to friends. I like the perspective it gives on drinking

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment when Clare's friend sent her the AA coin.

Any additional comments?

I unexpectedly enjoyed this book - going into it not really sure whether I had a problematic relationship with drinking and coming out of it completely reassessing my attitude towards it, particularly around my children and how it affects them. This book also manages to remain light hearted and not in the least bit preachy whilst hammering home a very serious message.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon T on 14-02-2018

Loved it!

This is a great book and really inspiring for anyone trying to give up the booze and become sober. It's really helped me in my own journey.

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