Club Soda founder and face of the sober curious movement, Ruby Warrington offers an eye-opening new way to think about our relationship with alcohol, revealing the enormous benefits that come from unlearning the mindless habit of drinking and embracing the mindful, life-enhancing choice of sobriety: greater joy, clarity, confidence, and connection.
Alcohol is intrinsic to American culture, from kegs at college parties and cocktails after work to wine at book club groups and beers at the stadium. Most of us who drink do so mindlessly: one glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. We may not have a problem with alcohol, but our drinking habits are contradictory to the healthful behaviors we want to cultivate, from choosing a plant-based diet to exercising and meditating. While alcohol can give us a temporary buzz-helping us feel loose and free-it ultimately makes us tired and queasy the morning after, depleting our confidence and natural enthusiasm for life. How different would your life be if you stopped drinking on autopilot? If you stopped drinking altogether?
Sober Curious provides the answer. Written in Ruby Warrington's nonjudgmental, witty, and warm voice and packed with concrete takeaways and prescriptive advice, Sober Curious demonstrates how alcohol is a weak imitation of the joy, inspiration, confidence, connection, and overall sense of aliveness that is cosmically generated from within. Combining journalism, research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Ruby dismantles myths and helps you pursue your most fulfilling life-while offering a tantalizing glimpse of the well-being that awaits when you give up drinking. Warrington empowers you to enjoy exciting holidays, weddings, parties, and social outings without booze; to get through sober firsts; and to navigate the diverse obstacles and pressures of our drinking culture. With Sober Curious you will learn toovercome FOMA (Fear of Missing Alcohol), find a supportive sober-curious crew, commit to lifelong physical well-being, build stronger relationships and friendships, discover your innate confidence, build mental fortitude and rebalance emotional well-being, andunearth your inspired self that will contribute something valuable to the world.
Sober Curious is not about recovery. It is about finding your own path to a healthier relationship with alcohol, yourself, and the world around you-and radically transforming every area of your life.