Unwasted

My Lush Sobriety
Narrated by: Julie McKay
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The single glass of wine with dinner... the cold beer on a hot day... the champagne flute raised in a toast... what I'd drink if Hunter S. Thompson wanted to get wasted with me... these are my fantasies lately. Too bad I've gone sober. When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and maddeningly sober world... and how she discovered that nothing is as odd and fantastic as life without a drink in hand.

©2011 Sacha Z. Scoblic (P)2018 Tantor

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delightful book and inspiring story

This is a really delightful book, written with great talent and passion of an sober experience of a badass woman.

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Beautiful! Brave and honest

Listened to it twice. Loved her writing, so good and very inspiring. A job well done.

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I liked the true story as I could relate to most of it. Moderator was okay

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Not good for audio

This could have been a good story, but I probably will never know because I was going crazy with the reciting of every single footnote. I've never experienced that in an audio book before. And when I say she read EVERYthing, I mean it. Every letter in "HTTP, Colon, Forward Slash, etc. It was agonizing and I had to just quit listening to it.

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Meh - interesting, not inspiring

I had high hopes for this book and it as 'ok'. Not horrible, but not great. I found myself spacing out in some places because it was just more of the safe. She is a Writer with a W...meaning lots of deliberate and overstated metaphors and turns of phrase, seemed slightly more concerned with seeming writerly than actually making great points. Additionally...she isn't very likable and that is hard to get over. She comes across as supremely narcissistic, greedy and needy - very ME ME ME!!! She expected everyone in her world to support her sobriety, rails about dinner parties not thinking of her and providing beverages, she resents her husband and everyone for having a drink in her presence. I was hoping that as her story progressed and she got sober, she would evolve into a more mature and less self-absorbed person, but that is not the case. She talks about how she has learned to accept the support of others, but from the earlier part of the book it seems that she has always expected the support of others and was super bitter when she didn't get it. Now she has the wolf pack (her friends/support group) and talks about how great they are , how much they have done for her, then admits she hasn't been picking up the phone lately, not participating , but she is sure when she needs them again they will be right there for her. You don't get the idea she has been as good a friend/support to others as she requires.