• Sober on a Drunk Planet

  • Giving Up Alcohol. The Unexpected Shortcut to Finding Happiness, Health and Financial Freedom
  • By: Sean Alexander
  • Narrated by: Piers Sherwood-Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Giving up" alcohol might sound daunting...but what are you actually giving up when you're hungover on the sofa all day? Cutting out the booze can transform your life in unexpected ways. 

We live in a culture that celebrates alcohol use as if it were somehow different from the drugs we place legal restrictions on.

We mark every occasion with alcohol, whether it's a good day, bad day, new job, old job, divorce, wedding, funeral, birthday, holiday and the list goes on and on…you can always guarantee that someone, somewhere, is getting drunk…and it's "normal" to get drunk right?

Alcohol is the one drug that if we have too much of it we are shamed for our behaviour, but if we decide not to drink, we are classed as boring. We live on a drunk planet.

Our love of alcohol is holding us back. Think about the last time you had a drink–even if you weren't conscious of a hangover, you probably felt some effects.

Perhaps your head was a bit cloudy, or you took longer to get going in the morning.

Perhaps you were tired and reaching for the snacks to keep you going at the end of the day.

Maybe you had hopes and dreams before alcohol became a regular occurrence.

Alcohol is expensive, and it has side effects that go far beyond just having a headache the next day.

Imagine the difference in your life if you were to take those side effects away and save the money to fund what you really want to do with your life–and there's a strong chance it involves something a whole lot more fulfilling than a glass of wine or bottle of beer.

Sober on a Drunk Planet: Giving Up Alcohol recognizes how difficult it is to break free of drinking culture and provides you with all the motivation you need to kickstart a new life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Sean Gay (P)2022 Sean Gay

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I read this in one day

I needed this for my life and for my family. I have struggled for years and I’m so sick of beating myself up for not being stronger. This is exactly what I needed to hear to give me the resolve I need. I am looking forward to getting to know Sober Me. Thank you Sean!

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Recommended by a friend

If you’re wondering if you have a problem and you want to get some perspective, this is the book to read or listen to. It definitely touches on all aspects and gives you some definite food for thought.

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a great view of life

Being sober is very scary and the author covers many of the events that people drunk to get away from. I van relate to some of this book and witnessed other items over time. and now I enjoy life more than ever. it has helped me become a better person after all the realizations the book talks about.

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so helpful

This book is so informative and provides guidance on what to look forward to and enjoy on your journey in sobriety. It provided real, no BS examples and explanations of what to expect. I love the narrator and delivery of the book as well!

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Inspirational book!

I love this author's point-of-view. It's not like any other self-help books I've ever listened to. It's full of personal experiences, and really smart advice that is going to help A LOT of people. And I love the narrator too.

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Great Resource!

I have a friend that has issues with alcoholism and this book is a great resource. I gifted it to him and I also listened to it.

This book gives great insight and tips on beating this disease.

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Great book for my kids getting to adult age

I'm sharing this with my kids. My older children are graduating college and starting to get into college. I like this book so they can hearing what a world of drinking and drugs can be like and what is needed to over come addictive habits. They're at the age to make their own decisions but I hope this educates pros and cons of poor decisions.

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  • 06-06-22

Unveiling the alcoholism issue

I don't think people are aware of all the negative effects alcohol has in life. Some people are blinded by what society has labelled as normal, but Sean has crafted a gem of a book with an amazing approach to alcoholism that unveils this issue. I liked how he talks about all the areas of life alcohol affects and gives you practical advice on how to escape alcohol and stay sober. I will recommend it to heavy drinkers, light drinkers, or anyone who has ever regretted having a drink. 10/10

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Great book

This is amazing for anyone who wants to give up alcohol and wants to improve your life in general. This is the book for you! The author goes into detail and shares his experiences on the topic and gives proven strategies how to overcome them great listen.

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Eye opening!

I wouldn't be a big drinker but I am contemplating giving it up this year as I think I'd prefer to enjoy social occasions without it. This book makes so much sense! I don't like being hungover and I'm starting to see how much better my life would look without it. It's definitely made giving up alcohol much more favourable in my eyes.

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  • Nic Devereaux
  • 08-09-22

Just SO relatable and honest

I listened to Seans story and advice with great attention.
I've never said this before as I'm not really into reading (or listening on Audible in this case) but i was literally gutted when i got the end.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Sean a few years back at a business event, we spoke briefly and I had no idea at the time what he was and had gone through (he had been sober approx a year or less I believe).
There were so many relatable stories and situations, BUT it was just how honestly it was told in plain english.
Well done mate, you should be so proud of not only what you have done but how you have and are helping others now.
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Thats' very selfless and admirable.
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  • Nat
  • 08-02-22

For a specific audience

I applaud the author for the journey he’s been on and what he’s overcome. Unfortunately the book didn’t resonate with me because it’s specific to the author’s own set of circumstances - 20s-30s working/socialising/boozing/kid free. I’m a 40 year old mum of 2 reflecting on my drinking habits and I’ve read lots on health, mental well-being, soul searching and parenting help. I didn’t find any chapter really uncovered anything for me. People are complex and layered, and how alcohol is used and plays out is muddled, not black and white. This is really a memoir by the author, which is interesting in itself, and certainly helpful if you are in a similar situation.

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  • Gazza
  • 08-01-22

fantastic helpful book

I have listened to a few audio books on stopping drinking & this one is by far the best. This felt as if the author was reading my story back to me & the advice given can be implemented straight away. Using no big fancy words, its straight to the point & easy to follow. For anyone in the struggle, listen to this book.

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  • Kris Als
  • 07-30-22

Good book but more for consistently heavy drinkers

Lots of good points but a big assumption in the writing that you always binge, maybe do drugs, never get to the gym, always have fatty fast food. Less useful for the more moderate consumer considering their relationship with alcohol.

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  • Clare McConnell
  • 07-17-22

Eye Opening

Turns everything you thought you knew about drink on its head. Eye Opening look into the real reasons we drink. We'll written, we'll narrated. Fantastic listen.

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  • ElizabethGary
  • 07-15-22

Brilliant Brilliant Book

I usually don't like to listen to a book that isn't read by the author but Piers the narrator does an excellent job of reading the book in a beautifully relaxed mannor.
Now onto the book itself, if you have ever had a hangover and vowed never again, read this book.
Sober on a Drunk Planet can help anyone who uses alcohol and is 'Sober curious'.
Its also a wonderful reminder to anyone who has been sober for a long time, why we chose sobriety and what a blessing it truly is. Congratulations Sean on an amazing book that I hope will help lots of people.
To your continued sobriety, thank you.

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  • Kelli NguyenHa
  • 07-07-22

I love this

this is so amazing i can also tried this to my husband and he loved it...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-22

Super helpful and honest

I listened to this audio book at the start of my sober journey. I found it really helpful and completely relatable!
The straight talking, honest account of how you can find your way through sobriety in the alcohol planet we live in is so refreshing. It helped me to see I wasn’t alone in what Sean refers to as ‘the increasing popularity of the sober movement.’ Become the driver of your own life, take back control and listen to this!

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  • Joanne Torr
  • 07-05-22

absolutely amazing listen so relatable.

found this an amazing listen could relate to so much especially the drinking being the gateway to the coke and the constant cycle of mad weekends followed by recovering all week, letting family and friends down. Was just what I needed as I reminder of staying clean and sober is the best act of self love i have done for myself.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-22

Love the approach of this audiobook!

I like the title, which caught my attention, and I wasn't wrong. The author finds an easy way to open your eyes regarding this delicate subject. It made me think and agree that we really live on a drunk planet. Why do we need to drink to be fun? Why people are taken as boring if choose to not drink? We need to break these cycles. Change this kind of behaviour. I really recommend this book if you are thinking about giving up alcohol and all the side effects that come together. Thank you.