PLONK with CLARE POOLEY: BLOGGER, SPEAKER AND AUTHOR
Is sobriety boring? I’m joined by Claire Pooley, author of The Sober Diaries, as we dive into the realities of getting sober. Claire was a secret drinker, but soon ‘wine o’clock’ started to get out of hand. Now she shares her experiences of beating addictions with others to help those in the same situation and make sober less shameful. Think if Bridget Jones dried up, Clare is upbeat and positive while remaining well researched and informative, our conversation is a real treat.
Clare Pooley spent years in the heady world of advertising before quitting to become a full-time mum to her three young children. Before long ‘wine o’clock’ had started getting out of control, so she quit drinking and started writing a blog – Mummy was a Secret Drinker. Soon, the blog had over a million hits, and she turned the story of her struggle to quit booze into a book – The Sober Diaries, described by her publishers as ‘Bridget Jones Dries Out.’ Clare has done many talks on her experience of beating addiction, including a TEDx talk – Making Sober Less Shameful, which has been viewed more than 75,000 times. Clare’s first novel – The Authenticity Project – was sold at auction in twenty-eight countries and is being published in April 2020.
What we cover:
- The moment Claire realise her drinking was out of control
- The wonderful clarity of being sober
- Falling off the wagon
- How Claire’s sobriety has impacted her family
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