This is her memoir of her battles with alcoholism. Sacha learns that obtaining sobriety is not simple and instead requires a complete lifestyle change. Through her honestly serious yet comedic journey, she discovers new friends, values, priorities, and accomplishments. She shares what she’s learned and the hard roads she’s traveled to learn it all.
This might be the most refreshingly honest memoir I’ve ever read. It certainly is the most hilarious. Sacha doesn’t write with inhibitions; she bares it all, and it is to the readers’ huge benefit that she does. I couldn’t put this book down. I picked it up because I’ve had my own struggles with willpower to abstain from alcohol throughout my pregnancy and now, breastfeeding (Sacha, I am your lone rival in club soda Quidditch: the pregnant lady.) Despite not sharing Sacha’s battle with addiction, I can relate to and empathize with her on many levels. Indeed, she is someone I would love to know.
Of course, alcoholics stand to gain a ton from this memoir, but so does everyone else. Not only will you become more aware of the struggles of addicts, but you will become more aware of yourself. This book forces readers into introspection and empowers them to become the people they’ve always wanted to be. Alcoholism is just one example; we all have our demons. Through Sacha’s example, you can learn how to choose to overcome them. Besides, even if you’re not in the market for self-improvement, you’ll be completely and wildly entertained by her story.
- Q&A: The Author of Unwasted Talks About Socializing Sober (healthland.time.com)
- Unwasted: An Interview with Sacha Scoblic on the Sober Life (psychcentral.com)