Glorious Rock Bottom (Paperback)Bryony Gordon (author)
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Fuelled by compassion and razor-sharp honesty, The Glorious Rock Bottom is a powerful and unflinching memoir about addiction from an award-winning mental health campaigner, journalist and the bestselling author of No Such Thing as Normal.
Bryony Gordon is a respected journalist, a number-one bestselling author and an award-winning mental health campaigner. She is also an alcoholic.
In Glorious Rock Bottom Bryony opens up about a toxic twenty-year relationship with alcohol and drugs and explains exactly why hitting rock bottom - for her, a traumatic event and the abrupt realisation that she was putting herself in danger, time and again - saved her life.
Known for her trademark honesty, Bryony re-lives the darkest and most terrifying moments of her addiction, never shying away from the fact that alcoholism robs you of your ability to focus on your family, your work, your health, your children, yourself. And then, a chink of light as the hard work begins - rehab; twelve-step meetings; endless, tedious, painful self-reflection - a rollercoaster ride through self-acceptance, friendship, love and hope, to a joy and pride in staying sober that her younger self could never have imagined.
Shining a light on the deep connection between addiction and mental health issues, Glorious Rock Bottom is in turn, shocking, brutal, dark, funny, hopeful and uplifting. It is a sobriety memoir like no other.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 24 mm
'Bryony Gordon is a terrific, compassionate writer whose razor-sharp honesty slices through every sentence of this compelling memoir.' - Liz Day
'Poetic, raw and very important.' - Fearne Cotton
'It is my favourite of Bryony's books.' - Dolly Alderton
'This book will make us all kinder, brighter and better.' - Daisy Buchanan
'This is a book that tears down walls. It will make sobriety attractive and accessible in a way it never has before.' - Marian Keyes
'Gordon's new book is a frank, sometimes wince-inducing and often very funny look at her 20-year relationship with booze.' - INews
'Bryony Gordon has penned a compelling, candid sobriety memoir' - Independent
'An unflinching memoir... harrowing but ultimately hopeful, this is essential reading.' - Red
'This very readable book is a crucial reminder that change - of any kind - isn't going to happen with a quick fix but that sometimes it can truly hurt and undo us but that there is a way out of the darkest places.' - Stylist
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I devoured this in 24 hours. It’s an uncomfortable read but really reminds you of how alcohol impacts people you otherwise think so be ‘perfect and on top on life’. Bryony is always so honest but her raw words take... More
“A brave and brutally truthful account”
This is a painfully honest account of Briony’s heroic efforts to climb from glorious rock bottom to rebuild a happy family and social life. I’m completely in awe of her tremendous resolve and how she kept her... More
“The best book I have read.”
The best book, hands down, that I have ever read. This book makes you question everything. Honest, raw, enthralling, the list goes on. I could not put it down. Also, if you need your own inspiration, this book is the... More
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