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It constantly alikened alcohol to a useless man that you should break up with
on 12 April 2018
Compared to other Sobriety memoirs, this one was particularly flat and unengaging. It constantly alikened alcohol to a useless man that you should break up with, reminiscent of a 90s/00s feminism, and even referenced Bridget Jones a couple of times. I found this incredibly patronising and simplifying, not to mention assuming that all of its readers were female and heterosexual.
It didn't really address the science behind addiction, and overly simplified one's relationship with alcohol. The case studies were also particularly dulled-down to the lowest common denominator. There was little info as to how those individuals recovered and the work they put in.
Ultimately, I think there are better memoirs and studies out there.