We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

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Publisher Description

“We Are the Luckiest is a masterpiece. It’s the truest, most generous, honest, and helpful sobriety memoir I’ve read. It’s going to save lives.”
— Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior: A Memoir

What could possibly be “lucky” about addiction? Absolutely nothing, thought Laura McKowen when drinking brought her to her knees. As she puts it, she “kicked and screamed . . . wishing for something — anything — else” to be her issue. The people who got to drink normally, she thought, were so damn lucky.

But in the midst of early sobriety, when no longer able to anesthetize her pain and anxiety, she realized that she was actually the lucky one. Lucky to feel her feelings, live honestly, really be with her daughter, change her legacy. She recognized that “those of us who answer the invitation to wake up, whatever our invitation, are really the luckiest of all.”

Here, in straight-talking chapters filled with personal stories, McKowen addresses issues such as facing facts, the question of AA, and other people’s drinking. Without sugarcoating the struggles of sobriety, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating shame.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
LM
Laura McKowen
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:00
hr min
RELEASED
2020
January 7
PUBLISHER
New World Library
SIZE
371.9
MB

Customer Reviews

kristnjeanne_soulwriter ,

Just finished and want to listen again!

I NEEDED this book. I’ve been 2 years sober myself, and feeling alone with some of my big emotions, and unique journey (as compared to others in my life). So I was feeling misunderstood, isolated and alone in my feelings. This book helped me to not feel alone, seen, and understood. Laura, thank you so much for the vulnerability, writing it all down, and sharing it with the world. I laughed, I cried, and had some deep reflections/revelations all throughout. I can’t express enough of my gratitude for this book!

JVhook ,

This book changed my life

When I decided to try and stop drinking, I started reading “Quit Lit” written by Women. Laura’s book helped me change my relationship with alcohol by sharing her story and exposing the dark side of alcohol and how it effects women in every aspect of their lives. If you are sober-curious or simply want to listen to an amazing inspirational story, get this book!!

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