Mrs D is Going Without

I used to be a boozy housewife. Now I'm not. This is my book.

Lotta Dann
NZD $35.00

An honest, upfront, engaging account of a suburban housewife's journey from miserable wine-soaked boozer to self-respecting sober lady.

Lotta Dann was in trouble - her fun drinking habit had slowly morphed into an obsessive hunger for wine. One bottle a night was never quite enough. When she tried to cut down, she found it nearly impossible to have an alcohol-free day.

Everyone around could see her drinking, but no one realised what a serious problem it was. She was high-functioning, fun-loving Lotta, not some messy, hopeless drunk. Only Lotta knew how sick and twisted her thinking about wine had become.

Desperate and miserable, she was falling deeper and deeper into a boozy hellhole and running out of ideas about what she could do to stop it. What's a girl to do when her beloved wine becomes the enemy?

Here's what Lotta did. She stopped drinking and secretly started a blog that charted the highs and lows of learning to live without alcohol. Mrs D was anonymous, honest and, as Lotta would discover, surrounded by people who would help her on her journey, and whom she could help in return.

Author bio:

Lotta Dann started drinking aged fifteen, trained as a journalist aged eighteen and has spent the last twenty-plus years perfecting both skills. She built a successful career as a TV reporter, producer and director while simultaneously developing a remarkable aptitude for drinking a lot of alcohol. Lotta now lives sober with her TV-journalist husband and three sons in the hills of Wellington, New Zealand.

Category: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781877505393
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U New Zealand
Pub Date: July 2014
Page Extent: 304
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Memoirs