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The Resource High Sobriety

High Sobriety

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High Sobriety
Title
High Sobriety
Statement of responsibility
Jill Stark
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 WALKLEY NON-FICTION BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2014 DOBBIE LITERARY AWARD 'I'm the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia's booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I write myself off.' Booze had dominated Jill Stark's 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 no 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-swilling 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 that a beer builds mateship, and from the six o'clock swill that encouraged bingeing to the tangled weave of advertising, social pressure, and tradition that confronts drinkers today. Will Jill make it through the year without booze? And if she does, will she go back to her old habits, or has she called last drinks? This is a funny, moving, and insightful exploration of why we drink, how we got here, and what happens when we turn off the tap. PRAISE FOR JILL STARK 'What gives this book resonance is Stark's ability to balance a serious agenda, backed by her interviews, statistics and the inside information to which a health reporter has access, with a personal narrative that is equally earnest in its intent but lighter in its execution ... High Sobriety is an entertaining and informative read about one woman's year of online dating, family reunions and beer gardens without a drink, and her account of the nation's attitude towards the thing she denies herself.' The Age 'It's hard not to recommend this book: from teenagers experimenting with their first taste to those who've been imbibing for decades, many will find Stark's story illuminating, touching, and memorable.' The Australian
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10231220
Cataloging source
ANL
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Stark, Jill
Dewey number
362.292
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Health & Fitness
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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my year without booze
Label
High Sobriety
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781922072160
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optical disk
Label
High Sobriety
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:51d42efe-41b7-4c15-9f08-b834b4624162
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781922072160
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optical disk

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