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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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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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A New Friend

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

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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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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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Fantastic

Loved it! Fabulously told. Greatly needed in the world of alcoholism. Inspiring to current women struggling.

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so relatable and honest

Very well written and inspiring! Real woman real stories real emotions and so helpful.

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Excellent book for Beginners

Excellent book for heavy drinkers who have not YET developed a physical addiction (dependency) to Alcohol and are questioning their drinking habit.l. I was like Mrs D. Luckily, I stopped before developing a physical addiction. I hadn't lost my job, my house, my family, etc. I'm so grateful I quit drinking when I did.

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Lotta is real. Lotta is genuine.

Excellent story about an on going life experience, a decision, and the many spins and turns of challenge. And mostly, a reason to not ever give up on yourself & your vision.

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Wonderful, encouraging story

Loved this book! Narration was great, too! Definitely recommend. Easy, wonderful, relatable story. Thank You!

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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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  • Frances Dowling
  • 04-08-21

Fab book, brilliantly read!

There’s quite a bit of AF literature around now, but if you’re a woman looking for some inspiration and a way to escape wine o’clock, then check this one out! Hope you enjoy.

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  • S Paget
  • 02-04-21

Entertaining and relatable

Excellent read and definitely something many could relate to and would encourage people to quit drinking alcohol if it was out of control.

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  • Miss B
  • 01-16-21

A lovely honest writer, but put me right off sobriety

The narrator has a lovely voice, the writing is heartfelt & honest & shows true bravery in showing vulnerability... but as a forty-something functioning alcoholic wifey it put me right off trying to stop drinking. Gave me the actual fear.

The first part, describing how she drank, had so many moments of recognition for me “oh my god I do that!!” “Yes, yes, blimey yes!” & I felt less alone in my struggle.

But then she goes into the “I’ve stopped & it’s bloody awful” for what seemed like an interminable amount of time. So depressing - how she gritted her teeth to get through & every social event was an endurance, life was boring & crappy, for literally months & months.

At the end there’s a teeny whisper of “I see things more clearly now & it’s better” but a drop in the ocean after the awfulness she describes previously.

I ended up in tears thinking I’ll never get dry. A good story if you’re not seeking encouragement yourself.

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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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  • 04-12-21

Well written with a great sense of humour sharing her personal battle with alcohol

Thank you for sharing your story Lotta you will inspire a lot of people. I thoroughly enjoyed your book x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-20

Hated it

Suffered through this book. Was painfully self indulgent and simple. Very disappointing, I don’t understand the hype.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-20

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A very winging story. She does good but it’s so annoying...so many other books worth reading that inspire.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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!