Mrs D Is Going Without

A Memoir
Narrated by: Cat Gould
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mrs. D is an alcoholic, albeit a very nice, respectable, articulate, and groomed alcoholic. 

This is an honest, upfront, relatable account of one suburban housewife's journey from miserable wine-soaked boozer to self-respecting sober lady. 

This audiobook is an inspirational tale of self-transformation, addiction, and domesticity. This audiobook lays out the entirely unexpected solo journey Mrs. D took in the first year of her sobriety and reveals the incredible online support that came through on her confessional blog, a blog intended to be a private online diary but turned into something else quite remarkable.

©2014 Lotta Dann (P)2019 Tantor

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A New Friend

Wonderful, great narrator, listen over and over. Provides comfort and support. Totally relate to content.

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Surprisingly Insightful and Authentic

I wasn't sure at first. This book definitely grew on me and I didn't want it to end. Yet it ended at what seemed the right place. I've read a lot of addiction books and this was unconventional and somewhat refreshing. Funny at times but mostly the strength and insights of Mrs D were what made it a compelling listen.

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Really relatable book for me, a must read!

Every one should read or listen to this, now I must find the blog, LOL

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Very Enjoyable

I couldn't put it down. It was a joy to listen to. As a fellow boozy housewife, I related to Lotta Dann so much it was incredible. I enjoyed her writing style and the layout of the book as well. This book inspires me to stay sober and that everything is going to be okay. Also, the reader, Cat Gould, really helped the book to come alive.

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It helped!!!!

This book really helped me along on my fairly recent sobriety! Will certainly recommend it to others and re-visit it. Thank you so much!!!!!!! I like exclamation points, too!!

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Great start ....

But the second half of the book is waaaay too much reading complementary comments from the blog. Now had they been constructive criticism or asking advice, great but the majority were just saying how great the blog was. One or two, fine but it was a few at a time. As quit lit it's definitely worth getting but the first half is the best

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Loved it

Great info told in an entertaining way. Fabulous narration. If your sober curios this is fun story

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Cannot Recommend. Not Inspiring.

I found the book to be tedious. Barely could finish it. Blog entries mostly about her stress and much crying and a year of many, many bad moods. While living a privileged, secure, life. And the blog comments, where others rally and sing her praises. Came across as almost narcissistic. Ho hum. I hope no one reads it and gets scared away from quitting. I am 3.5 yrs without a drink and it can be done with more calm and with more emotional equilibrium. Her last chapter does focus on the gratitude, self respect and personal satisfaction of an alcohol free life. But it is a long slog to get there.

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  • Cathy
  • 05-05-19

fabulous

Down to earth story of a woman's struggle to battle alcohol addiction. A story that anyone who drinks at all can relate too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-20

A good sober aid

A helpful, warm and enjoyable listen or read.
liked the narrator's voice which was like listening to a friend.

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  • Lesley J
  • 08-05-20

FABULOUS 🥰

Such an incredible story. Lotta Dann writes her memoir making the ordinary extraordinary and inspirational. Thank you 😊

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  • Melanie Langton
  • 04-11-20

Unfortunately

This book was quite nice. I listened to it on audible. I have gone through what Mrs D talks about and got worse. I don't have the lovely gift of a supportive high achieving hubby and Beautiful children nor a network of friends in two different places. I think that you need to be selfish about getting clean. So that's fine. I hope sincerely that she helped others like her. She is a journalist. So should right a good book.

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  • Marie
  • 01-23-20

Accent of reader is not even NZ

Disturbed me through rhe whole book that it was read in a (fake?) Aussie accent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-19-19

Wonderful

Loved it. Recognised me - worrying! But that's possibly why I'm listening to it! Thanks

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  • Heidi Downs
  • 08-15-19

Awesome

I love this book. So relatable, easy to listen too and real. The perfect book to nurse you through the first few days, weeks of going Alohol Free xx

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-19

Fab Audio

Great book - listened to it whilst training for the Great North Run - loved it - great personal story shared, funny and motivational - Thanks Mrs D

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  • 03-01-20

AMAZING

Awesome story and very inspiring for anyone wanting to make the change in their life & be on the journey of sobriety.

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  • Kelly Hill
  • 01-09-20

funny

very real and very funny. love this book and it was read really well. some great advice as well

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  • April.Brisbane
  • 09-22-19

Great book about alcohol

This book was very inspirational, real and helpful. I had given up giving up alcohol but this book inspired my 9th + attempt to give up alcohol again. Thanks lotta o

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  • P. Howden
  • 08-13-19

A marvellous book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I learned so much from it. It is a book for anyone who is thinking about giving up alcohol, or for anyone who has already given up alcohol. It made me realise that sobriety is hard work, & is not all joy but that it is better than boozing, ultimately. I can relate to all of the raw feelings, after giving up drinking. I recommend this book as an awesome, enlightening listen!