"We all have something to gain from reading this book . . . Jill describes this year where her 'outer and inner worlds' collide in intimate detail, with total honesty and with courage." —John Rogerson, CEO, Australian Drug Foundation
"A beautifully written book, immensely readable from start to finish, as profound as it is honest. Jill Stark spares nobody, least of all herself, as she weaves an account of her journeys with and from alcohol into discussion of broader issues around the role of alcohol in our society. While a deeply personal story, the lessons for society and decision-makers are there for all to see. . . . This should be on any reading lists for health professionals and students: it will teach them more than any number of textbooks." —Mike Daube, director, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth
"A wonderful and disarmingly honest insight into the personal, societal and global challenges that handling our booze presents to us. An essential read for anyone interested in alcohol, whether you think it is the divine elixir or the demon drink. But it can be read without moderation. The new Bridget Jones." —Rob Moodie, professor of public health, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
"A roaring, two-fisted exorcism of the demon drink—a demon inside us all." —John Birmingham, Australian author, He Died With A Felafel In His Hand
"A frank and entertaining glimpse of what Australia might look like without a hangover." —Annabel Crabb
About the Author
Jill Stark is a senior writer at the Sunday Age and the two-time recipient of the National Drug and Alcohol Award for excellence in media reporting. She is the author of the Alcohol Timebomb series, which investigated Australia’s binge drinking problem.