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Sober Curious

The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, Limitless Presence, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol
Narrated by: Ruby Warrington
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Would life be better without alcohol?

It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long workday, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it’s hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel: terrible

How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment-free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement.  

Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical takedown of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame-free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook - essential information that empowers listeners to transform their relationship with alcohol so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

©2019 Ruby Warrington (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Enjoyable book that has really inspired me

I’ve read other books about alcohol reduction etc and they didn’t really help. This book has really changed my perception about alcohol and I’m 4 days sober. Although I don’t consider myself an ‘alcoholic’ I definitely find it hard to say no to just one more each and every time I drink. I do stop at 2 but I’m tired of feeling like alcohol is a toxic friend that’s bad for me. I want to be the boss of my life and this book has helped me to put alcohol in its place.

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  • chris
  • wollongong, Australia
  • 02-03-2019

Awakens your senses

Amazing book , tells it how it is with incredible clarity and insight 👍
Must listen again !

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Solid Sober Insight

This piece ideal for those thinking about not drinking for a while or taking a break, or deeply considering going long term and farewelling alcohol for good.
It’s not preaching. It’s real. It’s positive.
A solid insight about the why we drink and what it may or not mask. Enjoy.

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  • Annie H
  • 15-01-2019

Good take-a-ways

The book makes some really good points regarding the impact of alcohol and the benefits of abstinence from it. I found the reading to sound a little “mechanical” at times and, beyond the physical wellness discussed, the spiritual aspects of the book were a little “out-there” for me (toward the end I found myself skipping forward through parts that I felt were a side step away from the message I bought this book for).

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  • Lindsey Adkison
  • 03-01-2019

If you're looking at this book ... you need it.

This is such a helpful and honest book. It isn't preachy or judgemental. And if you're thinking about it, then it's definitely worth a listen.

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  • Timothy Hill
  • 30-01-2019

The message sunk in quickly

I've never been a heavy drinker but love a good old session from time to time. As I get older, the hangovers get worse and my mind becomes a haze. Ruby put the cards on the table and put the fact that she has stopped drinking booze in a realistic non-condescending manner that most people can relate to.

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  • AyJayATL
  • 14-01-2019

Sobriety thru New Age energy vibe chanelling

this book had about 20 minutes worth of common sense benefits from being sober and then the rest of it was fairly woo oriented as far as how to channel your energy better in sobriety through various New age techniques. not exactly what the title suggests.

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  • Ann
  • 06-04-2019

Just what I needed.....

This book made a big impact on my thoughts about alcohol and daily drinking. It challenges our views on the very normalized role that alcohol plays in our world. The idea of a sober curious, hang-over free world is very appealing to me and this book shows you the way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-03-2019

Something Everybody Should Hear

I've suppose you could say that I've always been curious about whether my life would be better if i quit drinking. This book puts structure, support, reason, and encouragement behind that thought and presents the material in a convincing but completely genuine way.

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  • zydeco
  • 12-03-2019

surprisingly great little spiritual book

I really enjoyed Ruby's journey. She's practical, honest, smart & knows what works for her.
I respect that.
Having been sober curious myself for at least 10yrs, Ive pretty much eleminated alcohol from my life over the past 15 mos.
And that works for me & my body.

She never goes into the huge financial benefits of not drinking. You save a ton!

I encourage more people to be present & sober.
Thank you for this great lil giude, Ruby!

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  • Annette
  • 01-03-2019

really gives spect strategy

This book builds on the Naked Mind movement shifting the thinking of people from “its not a big deal “ to drink if I am not an “alcoholic “ to an acknowledgement of the alcoholic dependence and overuse of every day life. She carefully avoids creating shame and presents such a believable version of a better life if sobriety that I ran out of excuses not to try it.

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  • Christopher D. Billik
  • 28-02-2019

spiritual woo garbage

worthless as self help, this naked mind was infinitely better. i feel like i wasted my money on this unsubstantiated religious bs

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  • Kdub
  • 21-02-2019

She got my number!

This book was exactly what I needed when I needed it. Alcohol has become the main event in almost every aspect of life. Ruby calls it out and reminded me how fulfilling life can be without it. If you don’t think you have a problem but find alcohol too prevalent in your life, give it a read. Whether you’re seeking a consumption reduction or all out abstinence, you will find your journey starts here.

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  • Andy
  • 10-01-2019

This book could almost drive me to drink

I listened to the first ten minutes of this and cringed several times.

Firstly, it's narrated by the author. Why not spend a bit of cash and get an actual voice-over artist?

Secondly, it's clear the author is desperate to tap into the American market. In the few minutes I listened to she referred to "the emergency room" instead of "A & E", "college" instead of "uni" and the worst one of all, pronounced "buoyed" like "boo-eed".

If this book had any substance at all then it's a shame as I can't get past this cringeworthy narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-2019

Getting off the sauce.

Well worth a read/listen if you are looking at getting off the sauce, changing/modifying your life and becoming a better person.

I think after this book, it might of helped me find the final tools to help me stop drinking.