The best quit lit sobriety books for women who are ready to stop drinking and go alcohol-free.
What’s the definition of ‘Quit Lit’?
Quit Lit is a whole genre of books that you might not have ever heard about if you’re not a woman who has a complicated relationship with alcohol. Quit Lit books are books about drinking, quitting drinking, getting sober and life without alcohol. There are novels and memoirs, essays, fiction, and how to be sober guides. They are deep and soulful, entertaining and honest, eye opening, hysterically funny, raw and hopeful. Quit lit books were a lifeline to me in early sobriety.
Some of the most famous Quit Lit books include Drinking a Love Story by Caroline Knapp, Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle, Quit Like A Woman by Holly Whitaker, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray, Tired of Thinking About Drinking: Take My 100-Day Sober Challenge by Belle Robertson, The Sober Diaries: How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living by Clare Pooley, We are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of Sober Life by Laura McKowen, This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace, Kick the Drink Easily by Jason Vale, Alcohol Explained by William Porter, Easy Way for Women to Quit Drinking by Allen Carr and Blackout by Sarah Hepola.
In this episode, I want to share not only my favorites but the voices of other women and the books that have inspired them and helped them along the path of re-evaluating their relationship with alcohol.
If you’re constantly surrounded by messages that drinking is important and glamorous, sophisticated and fun, quit lit sobriety books will be a lifeline.
- They’ll give you a glimpse into what your life could look like without alcohol.
- These voices, of women who have been where you are, will remind you that you’re not alone.
- They’ll whisper to you when you are worried about your drinking. They won’t let you bury your head in the sand and tell yourself that how you’re feeling was no big deal.
- They’ll give you hope that life will be better without alcohol.
This episode is about the best quit lit for women.
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Books and Resources mentioned in this episode
- Drinking a Love Story by Caroline Knapp
- Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle
- Tired of Thinking About Drinking: Take My 100-Day Sober Challenge by Belle Robertson
- The Sober Diaries: How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living by Clare Pooley
- We are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of Sober Life by Laura McKowen
- The Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace
- The Sober Lush: A Hedonist’s Guide to Living a Decadent, Adventurous, Soulful Life–Alcohol Free by Jardine Libaire + Amanda Eyre Ward
- Blackout by Sarah Hepola
- Quit Like A Woman by Holly Whitaker
- Girl Walks Out of A Bar by Lisa Smith
- The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray
- Mrs. D is Going Without by Lotta Dann
- Sober Stick Figures by Amber Tozer
- Nothing Good Can Come of This by Kristi Coulter
- Idiot by Laura Clery
- Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston
- The Little Book of Big Change by Amy Johnson
- My Fair Junkie by Amy Dresner
- This is How by Augusten Burroughs
- High Achiever by Tiffany Jenkins
- The Ember Ever There and The Unpickled Holiday Survival by Jean McCarthy
- Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski Ph.D
- The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
- 12 Steps and 12 Traditions by Bill Wilson
- Waking Tiger by Peter Levine
- The Good House by Anne Leary
- Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
- Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
- Highlight Real by Emily Paulson
- The Year of No-Nonsense by Meredith Atwood
- Lit by Mary Karr
- Bottled: Mom’s guide to early recovery + How to be the Perfect Like Me by Dana Bowman
- Between Breaths: A memoir of panic and addiction by Elizabeth Vargas
- Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington
- Dry by Augusten Burroughs
- A Happier Hour by Rebecca Weller
- Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery by Erica C. Barnett
- The Recovering by Leslie Jamison
- Kick the Drink Easily by Jason Vale
- Alcohol Explained by William Porter
- Easy Way for Women to Quit Drinking by Allen Carr
- Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
- Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson
- The Women’s Way Through The Twelve Steps by Stephanie S. Covington
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