Well, most of our recommendations start with “Somebody asked us to recommend him or her some Books About a topic N all” and trust me, it is true! XYZ (we can’t reveal the name of the user as he has asked us not to) asked us for some Book Recommendations on Instagram that shows the story of getting sober for his friend and thus, we got the idea of writing this recommendation list: “7 Books About Alcoholism & Going Through The Process Of Getting Sober”.
So, here are the
7 books about alcoholism & going through the process of getting sober
Dry: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs
Opening Lines: Sometimes when you work in advertising you’ll get a product that’s really garbage and you have to make it seem fantastic, something that is essential to the continued quality of life.
Page Count: 336 pages
Publication Date: April 1st, 2004
My Favorite Quote: “Stars should not be seen alone. That’s why there are so many. Two people should stand together and look at them. One person alone will surely miss the good ones.”
I finished this book in one day and I think this might be enough to make you pick this up.
Talking about “What this book contains?”. Well, “Dry” picks up the story of Augusten Burroughs who is an American writer and is best known for his memoir “Running with Scissors”, when he is in his 20s and is a copywriter in New York City (You might have got an idea of this by reading the opening sentence above).
He is a serious drunk and mostly he is late to work with the stink of alcohol. So, once when he missed an opportunity to meet with a client, his boss asked him, either go to rehab or get fired. Well, read the book to see what he decides! 😉
“The fact is I’m not like other people, I’m like other alcoholics.”
Opening Lines: Stella, cold, cold, the coldness of hell.
Page Count: 96 pages
Publication Date: August 29th, 1990
My Favorite Quote: “I work from a different theory. For everything, there’s a bad way of describing, also a good way. You pick a good way, you get along better.”
A short horror story that takes place at Miami Beach during the late 1970s about the Holocaust and a magical shawl, which is stolen. It’s really a dark and sad read but I would give it a full 5 out 5 stars. Also, you can read this book for free, here and for the ones who want this vintage book on their bookshelf, the link is below.
P.S. I haven’t gone off the track from the topic, it does contain alcoholism.
Drinking: A Love Story
by Caroline Knapp
Page Count: 304 pages
Publisher: Dial Press
Publication Date: May 12th, 1997
My Favorite Quote: “Meg often slept with me she didn’t want to sleep with: she didn’t know how to say no. More precisely, she didn’t know she was allowed to say no.”
This very touching memoir of the late Caroline Knapp that describes all the details (highs and lows) of alcoholism and gives you an insight into the damage it causes. Apart from these negative sides of alcoholism, the author has written about the misconceptions of the image of an alcoholic that we have in our mind and trust me, when I say that you’re really gonna connect to all the details if you ever had a hangover.
It’s the best book you can ever read on addiction!!!
A text from the book:
“When you quit drinking you stop waiting.”
Opening Lines: AT THE BEGINNING of my remembering, I am four years old and we are living on the top floor of a brick building on a leafy street in Brooklyn, a half block from Prospect Park.
Page Count: 280 pages
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 1995
My Favorite Quote: “I would understand later that baseball was what truly made him an American: the sports pages were more crucial documents than the Constitution.”
This is a fascinating autobiography or I should say, a frank look at the life of Pete Hamill, a journalist, and writer from Brooklyn, New York who grew up during the war in an alcoholic household.
It’s really enjoyable and makes you think about many aspects of your life. A no-doubt, page-turner!
“Maybe words, like potions, were also capable of magic.”
by Jonathan Ames, Dean Haspiel
Opening Lines: My name is Jonathan A. I’m an alcoholic.
Page Count: 144 pages
Publisher: Berger Books
Publication Date: September 30th, 2008
My Favorite Quote: “I hid my underwear beneath a parked Peugeot.”
Finally, a graphic novel on alcoholism. Well, not just alcoholism it’s a novel that deals with alcoholism, homosexuality, drugs and a little transsexualism.
P.S. It’s definitely for adults.
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Opening Lines: I wake to the drone of an airplane engine and the feeling of something warm dripping down my chin.
Page Count: 528 pages
Publisher: Hodder And Stoughton
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2005
My Favorite Quote: “Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don’t work. ”
This might turn out to be one of the best recovery books you have ever read though you might also feel like it’s a bit exaggerated and the fact is that Frey agreed that it is made up, though not all the stuff but some pretty big details.
Also, this book blew up a few years back for being fiction misrepresented as nonfiction because of some of the more far-out bits like dental surgery without any anesthesia but eventually, it got played off as some sort of misunderstanding.
“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.”
Page Count: 559 pages
Publisher: AA World Services, Inc.
Publication Date: January 31st, 2001
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So, this was our recommendation list on “Books on Alcoholism and going through the process of getting Sober”.
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