We Are the Luckiest By Laura McKowen
Book/Novel Author: Laura McKowen
Book/Novel Title: We Are the Luckiest
“We Are the Luckiest is a masterpiece. It’s the truest, most generous, honest, and helpful sobriety memoir I’ve read. It’s going to save lives.” — Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior: A Memoir What could possibly be “lucky” about addiction? Absolutely nothing, thought Laura McKowen when drinking brought her to her knees. As she puts it, she “kicked and screamed . . . wishing for something — anything — else” to be her issue. The people who got to drink normally, she thought, were so damn lucky. But in the midst of early sobriety, when no longer able to anesthetize her pain and anxiety, she realized that she was actually the lucky one. Lucky to feel her feelings, live honestly, really be with her daughter, change her legacy. She recognized that “those of us who answer the invitation to wake up, whatever our invitation, are really the luckiest of all.” Here, in straight-talking chapters filled with personal stories, McKowen addresses issues such as facing facts, the question of AA, and other people’s drinking. Without sugarcoating the struggles of sobriety, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating shame.
She explains the journey of sobriety so amazingly well! I resonated with everything that she said. She has a way of making you look at alcoholism with a new set of eyes and it is so refreshing. I cannot recommend this book enough.
Real, raw and honest look at life with alcohol… and without! Singh me up! Get it, read it, feel it! This is so good
We are the Luckiest, a memoir that goes right to the heart…Laura McKowen is a courageous, humble and truth-telling soul. . . I am grateful and feel “lucky” that I came upon it. A inspiring and life changing experience.
This person is wrong. This book is really amazing. Maybe it didn’t apply to you, “Influencer Recovery, Part One,” but just wow! The amount of effort you took at writing the review is enough to discount it entirely. Sadly, those newly sober may not recognize this and skip the book. Why shouldn’t she have a following? If she’s helped so many, why go to such great lengths to disparage the book? Anything, any book or recovery group, should not be put down. If you are so serious about recovery, you should know this. You should have just asked for a refund and not dissuaded someone that might benefit from reading the book from purchasing. I never write reviews. Honestly, your revue shouldn’t even be acknowledged. I’m leaving this review to encourage people to read this book. Read everything when you are trying to get sober. If anyone goes on and on like this man, there’s probably a reason and should be taken with a grain of salt.
This book and the community that was created from it has given my sobriety a voice and a connection outside of my own journey. I was convinced that I was the worst person ever and Laura helped me realize that I’m not alone and I am loved. Thank you Laura!!
I loved reading Laura’s book. I really appreciate her honesty in sharing her story to help others. I have so many paragraphs underlined. “What I noticed, and what my friend noticed, was that each time I put my sobriety first, my self-esteem grew. It didn’t always feel good in the moment-most times, the right choice was not the soft and squishy one-but the aftereffect was the balm my soul had been dying for. Over time, and with each right choice, I got stronger. I started to feel something magical growing inside me, getting bigger, more substantial, and pulsing with life. Something like dignity.” Now there’s a word for you to sit with today. Dignity. It stopped me in my tracks. If you are sober-curious, I recommend adding this to your reading list!