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By Jill Stark

ISBN-10: 192207022X

ISBN-13: 9781922070227

Booze ruled Jill Stark’s social lifestyles ever in view that she had her first sip of beer at thirteen, until eventually, after a hangover at 35, she made the choice to renounce alcohol — yet what would it not suggest to forestall consuming in a global awash with booze? This energetic memoir charts Jill's tumultuous 12 months at the wagon, as she copes with the tension of the newsroom sober, tackles the relationship scene on soda water, learns to monitor the footy minus beer, and offers with censure from pals and associates, who inform her yr with no booze is 'a 12 months with no longer mates.’ In re-examining her behavior, Jill additionally explores Australia's love affair with alcohol, assembly alcopop-swigging children who drink to slot in, beer-selling blokes in a wearing tradition subsidized via booze, and advertising bigwigs blamed for turning binge consuming right into a lifestyle. She additionally tracks the background of this nationwide obsession: from the concept that Australia's new colonies have been drowning in drink to the Anzac ethos beer builds mateship, and from the six o'clock swill that inspired bingeing to the tangled weave of advertisements, social strain, and culture that confronts drinkers this day. this can be a humorous, relocating, and insightful exploration of why we drink, how we came, and what occurs once we flip off the tap.

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