Cleaning Up: How I Gave Up Drinking and Lived

Cleaning Up: How I Gave Up Drinking and Lived

by Tania Glyde
     
 

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Imagine not drinking a bottle of wine before making a pass; not moving in like a starving cat when someone is at the bar; not apologising for something you don't remember doing. Once upon a time, Tania Glyde couldn't imagine living any other way. She wondered whether she had a problem, but so many people drank more and as a clock-watching 6pm-er who hardly ever

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Imagine not drinking a bottle of wine before making a pass; not moving in like a starving cat when someone is at the bar; not apologising for something you don't remember doing. Once upon a time, Tania Glyde couldn't imagine living any other way. She wondered whether she had a problem, but so many people drank more and as a clock-watching 6pm-er who hardly ever threw up in public, by general standards she was fine - despite the constant hangover and the bottle of vodka stashed in her handbag.

At the end of a 23-year love affair with alcohol, Tania Glyde remembers her inner white wine witch. Exposing the culpability of the drinks industry, the enabling qualities of Class As and our powerful sense of entitlement to drink until we fall over, Cleaning Up examines a moral panic of our time, exploring why women drink, how to stop and what life after alcohol is really like.

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In this gem of a memoir, Glyde, a talented British writer with two novels under her belt, provides gritty details of her life as an alcoholic. After hitting the bottom, she manages to swim back to the top, providing keen insight into the nature of dependency and the alcohol industry's culpability. Anyone who has been around the block with the bottle will heartily embrace this survivor's story.-Lynne Maxwell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847654809
Publisher:
Profile Books Limited
Publication date:
05/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,040,102
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Tania Glyde is a counsellor in private practice in London. She specialises in sex and relationships and gender/sexual diversities. She also has a strong interest in addiction.
She is the author of two novels and has been a journalist, copywriter, broadcaster and performer.

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