• The Sober Girl Society Handbook

  • An Empowering Guide to Living Hangover Free
  • By: Millie Gooch
  • Narrated by: Millie Gooch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

Updated with a brand new chapter on sober curiosity.

Voted an Independent best self-care book for 2021

Voted one of Heat's best self-help books to help you reach your full potential

Have you ever woken up feeling anxious after a night of drinking? Do you cringe with embarrassment when reminded of your wild antics at girls' night? Are blackouts increasingly becoming a problem?

Whichever way you look at it, it's hard to avoid how alcohol really makes some of us feel: terrible. Whether you're simply sober-curious or determined to make a more permanent change, this book shows not only why you should but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever.

Offering tips and advice on how to stay sober in a world that revolves around drinking, this handbook will empower you to transform your relationship with alcohol so you can lead your most fulfilling life.

It's time to join the Sober Girl Society!

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

©2020 Millie Gooch (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Making sobriety fun, exciting, and fresh

I was looking to stop drinking and millie provided me guidance to prioritize my health and still feel fancy.

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Excellent take on drinking culture through feminist lens

This was an excellent read. It allowed me to take a step back and consider why I drink and whether my relationship with alcohol is unhealthy. It provides great tools and advice for going partly or fully sober.

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Great book

This book was a very good read! I recommend this book if you are struggling with Alcohol!

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  • Elisha S.
  • 01-28-21

Eye opening read - positively relatable

I did even know this book was going to exist when I downloaded audible at the beginning of January. I got the app in hopes this year will be the year I listen to some self help books and try indefinitely to fix my ‘broken brain’ and mental health. As soon as I saw the title I was intrigued - it’s the best book I’ve ever come across. I didn’t want to accept I might actually have a problem until Millie talks about black outs and memory loss, which is progressively getting worse for me. I literally wake up at 5am after a drinking sesh and cry until the sun comes up because I have no recollection of what I did or said and most of the time I’ve really embarrassed myself. I’ve cried listening to this book because some of the facts are terrifying but I’m so glad I’m not alone and other people deal with this too. I’m about half way through but seeing this book was a sign sent from above and thank god for Millie Gooch.

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  • Jessica Catterall
  • 03-04-21

I have learnt so much from this book!

I am now 8 months sober, the idea of coming out of lockdown and telling everyone when we can go out again is pretty scary. But having listened to this book, I have 100 more reasons to carry on with my sober journey, you've given me the reassurance that I won't be just 'the boring sober one'! Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-19-21

game changer. Buy it!

Before you even get into it, Millie's narration makes you feel like you're listening to a mate on the phone. She is super relatable and the fact she's the same age as myself is honestly refreshing. I loved this so much I've bought the hardback to keep in my handbag for reference and I knowing it's arriving tomorrow is the best present to me, from me. I don't know how anyone could be disappointed with this book, it's an absolute belta. I found this right at the start of my journey and it couldn't have been more perfectly timed. If I could give this more stars I honestly would, I also NEVER leave book reviews so make of that what you will haha

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-21

Refreshing and honest

I decided to engage in Dry January this year for the first time and instead of just ditching the booze I wanted to educate myself on alcohol or a world without it! This audio book popped up in my search engine and the honest reason I clicked purchase was because it looked fun and friendly and welcoming! That’s exactly what it was. Everyday i listened to Millies soothing voice on the way to and from work in my car as she explained her sober journey! It was educational, fun but touched on all the main subjects. She has certainly made me question my relationship with alcohol and I hope I can use some of her advise to make healthier decisions in the future! I will defiantly be recommending this to my friends!

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  • Nicola
  • 01-27-21

Adore it!

I love Millie's take on sobriety. I've read a lot of books on this subject, and for me this is by far the most relatable as someone who decided to turn away from drinking culture in my twenties. It doesn't focus on the "rock bottom" moments (there are plenty of other books that do, if that's what you need to read) but instead delves into both the scientific and social benefits of ditching the bottle. I love the ethos of this book, that sobriety is a big gain in opportunities rather than a sacrifice or loss. I've listened twice already and picked up totally new things each time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-23-22

Great role model. Honest, open and friendly

Brilliant accessible read, perfect balance of facts, encouragement without preaching. Bring on sobriety. Thanks Millie!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-20-22

sobriety

a really honest, encouraging and supporting book for anyone starting out the journey of sobriety.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-12-22

Love it

I love this book so much.

so relatable, it was like listening to a best friend when asking for advice on what to do about your drinking and the perfect non preachy advice as well, just there to inform you of the information while no judgement on your decisions on what to do with it.

Perfect and definitely what you need for a "self-help" book

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  • miss sarah ralph
  • 04-15-22

Fantastic!

Absolutely loved this book, kept me engaged the while way through! Love to Millie!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-25-22

Loved it!

Hearing other young people going sober/sober curious or drinking more mindfully doesn’t make me feel alone anymore.
So much useful information in here as well as true stories. Came across this at just the right time.
I’m confident to say … alcohol doesn’t serve me, it isn’t good for my head (mental health) or body. Can’t wait to start my own journey after this book!

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  • 10-01-21

Thank you Millie

Such an easy and inspiring listen. Millie provides facts with anecdotal life stories and reframes the narrative of what it means to be sober.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-26-21

More depth than I expected

First book I've listened to about sobriety and I found it really informative. I loved how she also touched on the intersectionality of alcohol and minority groups in society, but in a way that aimed to project the voices of people in those groups rather that speak for them. One thing to note (and not a criticism at all, just something that might be worth noting if you live outside the UK) is that most of the context is within the UK. But I'm sure the social media pages make up for this and provide ways to find more about sobriety in your own country.