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Sober Stick Figure Audiobook

Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic - starting with her first drink at the age of seven - and her eventual recovery. Amber writes about the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober.

As a teenager Amber is an overachieving student athlete who copes with her family's alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she "just likes to party". She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, to follow her dreams and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes onstage. She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking sunshine and show business will save her.

Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity and knows she has to stop drinking. It's now been seven years since that last drink, and she's ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic - and ultimately inspiring.

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©2016 Amber Tozer (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Laura Whitver 07-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "keep coming back"

    thank you. hope you are still sober. enjoyed your story. been there done that. Glad we are still alive to laugh at ourselves and of course, share the message.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shopper 09-18-16
    Shopper 09-18-16
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    Would you try another book from Amber Tozer and/or Amber Tozer?

    Maybe


    Has Sober Stick Figure turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amber Tozer?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Please see below.


    Any additional comments?

    I applaud anyone willing to share their experience, strength and hope. The author should be commended for that. However, I found the vulgarity and lengthy drunk-o-logue overpowered the msg.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Pewaukee, WI, United States 09-17-16
    Mary Pewaukee, WI, United States 09-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Transformational story"
    What made the experience of listening to Sober Stick Figure the most enjoyable?

    My desire for hearing the stories of addicts who see the light.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That she transformed from someone I did not like into someone I liked and could relate to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The incident with Latte' the dog.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I did not appreciate her language (especially the many JFCs)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 09-09-16
    Kelly 09-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very honest and moving!"

    Amber Tozer is brutally honest in her memoir about her life with depression and alcohol addiction. I appreciate the courage and strength it must have taken to tell her story. I believe her book will provide much hope to the millions of people still suffering in the world today. It was relatable and very moving! Thank you for sharing, Amber!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey veals 08-18-16
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    "Great Story But I Didn't Like the Narration"
    If you could sum up Sober Stick Figure in three words, what would they be?

    Funny. Brave. Inspirational.


    What other book might you compare Sober Stick Figure to and why?

    I'd compare it to The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman. I'd say it had a lot to do with being funny, but very little to do with getting sober. That being said I loved Tozer's story and it is inspirational. I just don't think she included enough information for those struggling with addiction to learn something.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amber Tozer’s performances?

    No. I'd read another one of her books, but she wasn't the best narrator. The only reason why I'm giving her a pass is that it's a memoir and written by herself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Laugh. Cry. Get Sober. I did it, and So Can You.--Obviously would be Amber Tozer's Voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though the narration was poor and it wasn't too much about getting sober, I'd say it was a very impressive memoir. You can tell Tozer was really inspired and that she was able to convey a very dark part of her life in funny circumstances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CHAD Old Town, FL. United States 08-11-16
    CHAD Old Town, FL. United States 08-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "honest funny and raw just how I like my memoirs"

    so relatable and real I loved it! memoirs of alcohol are brave and it's even better when your listening to the person who wrote it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nikki McCauley 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not funny, but honest and real."

    I read some reviews of this audio book that said that this was a funny book, but also sad. I actually found nothing to be funny about the book. Amber is really honest and brave to share her story, and I'm glad I listened to it. She is warm, relatable, and I'm so glad she had the courage to write this book. Thank you, Amber!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mel 08-06-16
    mel 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "funny and inspiring"

    Loved it. inspiring, funny. Amber tells her story well. I'm glad I listened to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Carson 07-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Dear Amber"

    This is a beautiful and human story of consciousness and resilience. It made me cry. Joyce A Stein, PhD

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LeFerna Arnold-Walch Michigan 09-13-16
    LeFerna Arnold-Walch Michigan 09-13-16 Member Since 2016

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    Would you try another book from Amber Tozer and/or Amber Tozer?

    NO


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    alcoholism


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amber Tozer’s performances?

    NO


    What character would you cut from Sober Stick Figure?

    Her mouth.


    Any additional comments?

    The book had bad language and it ruined it for me. The talk like that at AA... she is just like every other F-word mentalitiy rude people in the world.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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