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Thu, Jan 28




We are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen

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Jan 28, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST


About the Event

This is Sarah’s favorite “quit lit” book and was pivotal in helping Sarah on her own journey to living an alcohol free life.

Many readers found that this book can be helpful for anyone who struggles with any type of addiction - relationships, sex, love, food, shopping, etc. Really, if there is something in your life you want to stop and you try but you can't, this book is for you.


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.”

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 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?”

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