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

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

"A masterpiece. 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 and Carry On, Warrior

"Laura McKowen’s fearless, eloquent, powerful story is an ode to living an awakened life. Yes, this is a book about getting (and staying) sober, but it’s so much more than that. It is about embracing the beautiful messiness of being human." -Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Inheritance

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, with more than a bit of amazement, 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.” McKowen addresses issues such as facing facts, the question of AA, and other people’s drinking. Without sugarcoating the struggles of recovery, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating guilt. McKowen flips the script on how we talk about sobriety and shows readers that the question we should be asking in our lives is not, “Is this bad enough that I have to change?” but rather, “Is this good enough to stay the same?”

Titulo:We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life
Idioma de edición:English
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Acerca de Laura McKowen

Laura McKowen had a long, successful career in public relations and the Mad Men–esque drinking culture of advertising. After getting sober, she quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She now leads sold out retreats and courses, teaching people to how to say yes to a bigger life. She lives outside Boston, Massachus


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  • Laura McKowen

    I love this book as if it was my own....

  • Kelly

    My daughter created a wall hanging for me a few years ago. I had taken it down in one room and today, the day after finishing Laura’s book, I grabbed it to hang in my living room. The quote on the w...

  • Amber Tucker

    I was fortunate to see this book arrive as a review copy at the publication where I work. Since this appeared in my life at an exceedingly good time, I nabbed We Are the Luckiest and read it myself --...

  • Julie Vaughn

    Don’t dismiss this as just another addiction memoir.Laura McKowen has written a gorgeous, heartfelt gem of a book. Completely authentic and raw, these pages show us a woman who, with heart, grit, an...

  • Lara Frazier

    To say, I devoured this book is an understatement. I read it straight for 4 hours, had to take a break to work, and then went back to it as soon as I could and finished it in one day. I haven’t done...

  • Karen

    "And here is the thing we must know about our things if we are ever going to survive them: We believe we can bury them, when the truth is, they’re burying us. They will always bury us, eventually."I...

  • Amanda K

    I have devoured this book. I have devoured a lot of "quit lit" in the past and there are several that I re-read every so often. This will be one of them. This book just punched me in the chest in the ...

  • Rachel

    This wasn't a bad book. My disappointment is that the description is inaccurate. Laura is a great writer and has a beautiful story to tell, but she never really delivers on the magic of sober life and...

  • Katie Reus

    This was a raw, authentic memoir that I devoured in one sitting. Even if alcohol isn't your "thing" (per the book), everyone has a thing. It's not mine, I can take it or leave it, but we all have "thi...

  • Allan Gajadhar

    The book is truly moving. I wanted to drink it all in at once, but it brought out so much emotion that I had to pace myself. Very little that I’ve encountered in the recovery rooms (or anywhere) spe...

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