Cleaning Up (Ebook)

How I Gave Up Drinking and Lived

Tania Glyde

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What sets this book apart [is that] it is illuminating about the inner emotional damage that leads to wildly self-destructive behaviour; and also about the society that allows such behaviour to flourish... pretty much unputdownable.

Imagine not drinking a bottle of wine before making a pass; not moving in like a starving cat when someone is at the bar; not apologising for something you don't remember doing. Once upon a time, Tania Glyde couldn't imagine living any other way. She wondered whether she had a problem, but so many people drank more and as a clock-watching 6pm-er who hardly ever threw up in public, by general standards she was fine - despite the constant hangover and the bottle of vodka stashed in her handbag.

At the end of a 23-year love affair with alcohol, Tania Glyde remembers her inner white wine witch. Exposing the culpability of the drinks industry, the enabling qualities of Class As and our powerful sense of entitlement to drink until we fall over, Cleaning Up examines a moral panic of our time, exploring why women drink, how to stop and what life after alcohol is really like

Publication date: 26/05/2011


ISBN: 9781847654809

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction

Tania Glyde

Tania Glyde

Tania Glyde is a counsellor in private practice in London. She specialises in sex and relationships and gender/sexual diversities. She also has a strong interest in addiction.
She is the author of two novels and has been a journalist, copywriter, broadcaster and performer.