Saturday, March 12, 2016

Book Review: Sober Stick Figure by Amber Tozer

Title: Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir

Author: Amber Tozer

Publisher: Running Press

Publication Date: May 31, 2016

Length: 272 Pages

About The Author
Amber Tozer is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. 

One Day At a Time
This is a memoir of a young woman's struggle with addiction and recovery. 

The book is illustrated with simple stick figures drawn by the author.

My Thoughts
This book begins with the following words;
"This is a dark and funny story about alcoholism. I hope it helps anyone who needs it."

I like this book. It informs, enlightens and entertains the reader. 

Amber Tozer grew up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and codependent mother. It is no surprise that she began drinking at a young age.

The problem was, she did not realize that her drinking was a problem until her life was spinning out of control and she was on the verge of despair. 

After seven years of binge drinking and destructive relationships, Amber finally admitted that she was an alcoholic and needed help. This decision changed everything.

The stick figure illustrations really cracked me up. Ms. Tozer has the ability to keep the reader laughing even through the most heartbreaking and tragic situations.   

I believe this book will be very beneficial to anyone wanting to learn about the devastation that alcohol (or any drug addiction) can have on an individual. This book contains profanity (including some F bombs), so I recommend it for adult readers.

MY RATING: 5 Stars Out Of 5

FYI - I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

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