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

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The latest book in my "quit lit" have-reads, McKowen's memoir gives us an up-close view of her dark experiences under addiction. She then showcases the joys and hardships of sobriety, which those of us who suffered with alcoholism (or any other addiction), can attest to. A raw and emotional, yet beautiful, memoir, We Are the Luckiest is sure to impact you!


— From Zack


"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.

About the Author

Bestselling author Laura McKowen is the founder and CEO of The Luckiest Club, a global web-based sobriety support community, and the host of the Tell Me Something True podcast. She has been published in The New York Times, and her work has been featured by The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, the Today show, and more. She lives outside Boston with her daughter. www.lauramckowen.com

Product Details
ISBN: 9781608687862
ISBN-10: 1608687864
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: January 25th, 2022
Pages: 248
Language: English