What to Read, Watch, and Listen to When You’re Sober Curious

This is the sober-curiosity canon — created almost entirely by women

Book: ‘Lit’ by Mary Karr

Podcast: Jardine Libaire on ‘Recovery Happy Hour

Instagram: Teedoodler

Website: The Small Bow

Book: ‘How to Change Your Drinking: A Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol’ by Kenneth Anderson

Book: ‘I’m Black and I’m Sober: The Timeless Story of a Woman’s Journey Back to Sanity’ by Chaney Allen (Out of Print)

Podcast: Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert

Podcast: ‘Edit: Editing Our Drinking and Our Lives

Story: Edith Zimmerman’s piece on Annie Grace’s book

Video: This Inverse Video About ‘Hangxiety

Story: ‘Getting ‘California Sober’ Showed Me a Kinder, Gentler Way to Do Drugs’ by Michelle Lhooq in ‘Vice’

Book: ‘Mindfulness and the 12 Steps by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart

Instagram: Africa Brooke’s Instagram

Show: ‘Catastrophe

Book: ‘Sober Curious’ by Ruby Warrington

Book: ‘How to Grow Up’ by Michelle Tea

Website: The Temper

Podcast: ‘Drinking after Years of Sobriety,’ the Jemima Kirke episode of ‘Anna David’s Launch Pad’

Audiobook: ‘The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober’ by Catherine Gray

Story: ‘Can You Get Over an Addiction?’ by Maia Szalavitz

Story: ‘I Thought I Needed Acohol to Enjoy Sex… But Being Sober Made It So Much Better’ by Ginny Hogan in the ‘Guardian’

Book: ‘Drinking: A Love Story’ by Caroline Knapp

Manual: Harm Reduction Guide

Show: ‘Mom

Author of Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love. Work in NYT, New Republic, the Guardian, Jezebel, and more.

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