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High Sobriety
Author: Jill Stark

ISBN: 9781922070227
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30 January 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.7 x 2.4
Description:
'I'm the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia's booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I wrote myself off.' Booze has dominated Jill Stark social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything. In the shadow of her 35th Year, Jill made a decision- she would give up alcohol. But what would it mean to stop drinking in a world awash with booze. This lively memoir charts Jill's tumultuous year on the wagon, as she copes with the stress of the newsroom sober, tackles the dating scene on soda water, learns to watch the footy minus beer, and deals with censure from friends and colleagues, who tell her that a year without booze is 'a year with not mates'. In re-examining her habits, Jill also explores Australia's love affair with alcohol, meeting alcopop-swigging teens who drink to fit in, beer-seilling blokes in a sporting culture backed by booze, and marketing bigwigs blamed for turning binge drinking into a way of life. And she tracks the history of this national obsession- from the idea that Australia's new colonies were drowning in drink to the Anzac ethos th...

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