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When Rebecca Weller’s pounding, dehydrated head woke her at 3:00 am, yet again, she stared at the ceiling, wondering why the hell she kept doing this to herself.

At 39 years of age - and a health coach, no less - she knew better than to down several bottles of wine per week. Her increasingly dysfunctional relationship with alcohol had to stop, but after decades of social drinking, she was terrified of what that might mean.

How could she live a joyful existence, without alcohol? How would she relax, socialize, or celebrate - without wine?

In sheer frustration, on a morning filled with regret and tears, she embarks on a three-month sobriety experiment that becomes a quest for self-discovery, and ultimately, transforms her entire world.

A Happier Hour is a heartfelt, moving, and inspiring story for anyone who has ever had to give up something they loved in order to get what they truly wanted.

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Eye opening for sure

Amazing and true, this was me 2 years and 5 months ago. sobriety is sexy, thank you

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Inspirational

So much courage went in to sharing her story. Beautifully written and read from the heart. Thank you Bex!

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Good story, less than relatable

I find a good story to be one where at least some aspect of the story resonates with me - I found this partly as she recounted the struggles and consequences she dealt with leading to her decision to quit drinking, but found a lot of the dialogue to be hokey and cringey. Although I’m happy everything seemed to work out well for her as soon as she quit drinking, her epiphanies and perfect plans for how she found almost immediate success and returns in her business within a year of quitting her job seemed unrealistic. This may be an uplifting read for someone who doesn’t find a good wholesome story full of sparkles, warm hugs and smiles to be nauseating and over-the-top. I was glad it wasn’t a long read.

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Fabulous Times Yet Honest

Oh Rebecca has a way of writing funny self portrayals with just enough reveal how quickly one can begin drinking again. She writes with a voice of a positive best friend. I find such comforting.
The author acknowledges how prevalent alcohol is intertwined within society and celebratory events. She also offers very practical workarounds. I wish she would do speaking engagements in the USA. I would be thrilled to meet this truly talented author in person.

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WONDERFUL!! LOVELY!! MOTIVATIONAL!!

I totally loved the book! it is a motivating book! Very inspirational! As I go through my own journey of sobriety, and trying to stay on the correct path, I need all the motivation I can get! This book came at a perfect time for me! It is perfect in every way!!

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Painful to listen to

It's SOOOOOO fantastic (insert sarcasm here) that she hasn't relapsed and could so easily talk herself out of a drink. It was so sickeningly sweet it was like sugar, but without the rush. And the narrator's voice I didn't like. I'm happy for her sobriety, and wish her success in her life, but I don't recommend this book. Further, at $70/subscriber to her website, she's doing just fine?

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Well told story...Excellent listen!

I literally devoured this book. The story is very well told and definitely causes the reader to consider their own story. I am so glad I purchased the Audible version of the book because it was a delight to listen to the author narrate; her voice (absolutely love her accent) is so soothing and genuine. A Happier Hour was even more meaningful after reading the author's second book, Up All Day.

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Positive and Uplifting Story

Wonderful story about the ups and downs of recovery. BUT the eventual day to day triumph of putting a stop to this dreadful addiction.

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So Inspiring & Raw

Wonderful narration that shows the author's passion through her enthusiastic reading! A must read if you are considering sobriety for health or addiction. I love drinking, but I may need to dig deeper into why it's so important to me and this book made me think about that more than ever. Also inspiring for entrepreneurs and health coaches even if alcohol is not the main subject!

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  • 09-14-20

Relatable but hard to listen to

I could totally relate to her relationship to alcohol and her fight to give up and found that quite inspiring but I found it very hard to listen to. I think if she had of said sweetie one more time I would have screamed!

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  • Leisha
  • 05-05-21

bravo Bex

loved it. so genuine. don't hold back just read it! I was already doing a bit of sober curiosity, this has helped me stay strong. Thank you Rebecca.

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  • Meredith B
  • 03-09-21

Okay

This wasn’t my favourite quit lit book, but I appreciated her story.
I found her voice and style of audio narration excruciating to listen to, however. It was very hard to make it through this audiobook, and I imagine my experience of the book would’ve been different had she employed someone else to record it.

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  • April.Brisbane
  • 11-29-20

Be good for some

So so for me. Seemed like one big long add for your socials. But I’m sure some would get something out of her story.

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  • Soberjourney
  • 11-25-20

When you know, you know - trust the process.

You found this book for a reason and when the universe hands you a card..... follow it through.

If you too have found yourself wanting to say goodbye to the misery of the wine bitch and are fortunate enough to be wanting to implement a change, l recommend taking a walk and give this book a listen, perhaps for the comfort in knowing you are not the only one dealing with the bitch.

Good luck to you in gaining momentum, remember the drive and the conniving deceitful intelligence your addiction needs to get that next drink? Redirect that drive and channel it to your recovery, it's hard and it will suck, but you deserve more than the wine bitch throws your way.

I'm 42 and 5 months sober. Listening to this was like reading pages out of my own book of life. It's so refreshing to wake up next to my significant other fresh as a daisy in clean fresh sheets, knowing what I did, what I said, where I am, where my bag is, where my phone is, not creating drama, and... having NO REGRETS.

Addiction comes in so many forms and can manifest from many difficult scenarios. Please know that you are an intelligent person. Whilst we cannot change experiences of our past or the reminders of weakness that may sneak up on us, we deserve to wake up peaceful, content and grateful to the prospect of positive new sober experiences.

When you know, you know.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-20

I didnt want this book to end

loved it, she talked about everything i was feeling. i am so glad i found this book...currently making a vision board for the life i want this year!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-07-20

Inspired to try AGAIN!

Incredible narration, a story written about me... except it's time to rewrite my ending to match this book.
Thank you for being honest, raw and brave x