I thought I would share some of my favourite books that have helped me to make the changes in my life I needed to to stay AF so far. I have read all the Jason Vale books as well as most other drink based recovery books, but he or they didn’t grab my attention if they are not in this list…different strokes for different folks I guess.
I read something for anyone of these books every day…and have been working really hard on changes I’ve needed to make to stay AF day by day.
This first list is non fiction, although not all related directly to drinking, they have made a huge difference to me and my way of thinking.
The language of letting go – Melody Beattie
In the realm of hungry ghosts – Gabor Mate MD
Recovery 2.0 Beyond addiction – Tommy Rosen
May cause miracles – a 6 week jump start.
The gifts of imperfection – Brené Brown
Beyond Co-dependency – Melody Beattie
Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
Who’s says I’m and addict – David Smallwood
And these are the novels/fiction/Memoirs that really reflect how I feel/felt about my addiction…
The good house – Ann Leary
Best Kept Secret, a novel – Amy Hatvany
Drunk mom – Jowita Bydlowska
Diary of an alcoholic housewife – Brenda Wilhemson
Drink – Ann Dowsett Johnston
Drinking, a love story – Caroline Knapp
Like I said…I’ve read lots of other books but these are the ones that really captured how I felt and also the books that have helped me stay AF so far.
I also have found the bubble hour invaluable, I listen every day…
Another favourite watch is Brené Browns TED talk: