Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Book Review : Drinking Games by Sarah Levy


Drinking Games explores the role alcohol has in our formative adult lives, and what it means to opt-out of a culture completely enmeshed in drinking. Sarah explores what our short-term choices about alcohol do to our long-term selves and how it challenges our ability to be vulnerable enough to discover what we really want in life. While many millennial women will see themselves in Sarah's words and story, Drinking Games is dedicated to anyone who feels like their private struggles are terminally unique. Whether it’s alcohol, food, exercise, or work, so many of us are grasping for control and struggling to keep our heads above water.

Candid, dynamic, Drinking Games speaks to the millennial experience of working hard, playing harder, and wanting everything to look perfect on social media. Dedicated to those who might be questioning their relationship with alcohol but scared that quitting drinking is an ending, Drinking Games illustrates how, for one woman, sobriety was just the beginning of the story. Sarah's words strike the perfect chord of relatability and biting honesty. Instead of claiming to have the answers, she takes readers by the hand throughout her journey and shows us that life's messiest moments are the ones that can end up being the most profound.


Author Sarah Levy shares her struggles with alcohol abuse in her new memoir Drinking Games. She gives readers an honest look at her navigation from being a person who abuses alcohol to becoming sober, and how it is absolutely, despite what many people think, possible to have fun without a drink in your life.

Her stories are relatable to anyone who has also struggled through becoming clean and also to those who may have just overindulged at times, or if the reader has known someone also going through the process of cleaning up. But the book is not all despair, she writes with humor, which I think we all need when we are struggling through something.

I found Drinking Games to be a heartfelt story of a young woman who not only struggled with drinking but also other things like body image issues, and you know, real things. I applaud Sarah Levy for both overcoming her drinking with dignity but also being brave enough to share the struggle with the world.

***Thank you to Macmillian Audio for the advance listen

Drinking Games was published today January 3rd, 2023

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