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Susan Keller was an award-winning medical writer for nearly three decades. Her poetry has taken prizes in regional and national contests. She has a degree in Public Health and Immunology from U. C. Berkeley. Her background in science as well as poetry make the voice in her first book, Blood Brother: A Memoir, both lyric as well as credible. The tagline: Johnny's bone marrow could save my life, but he'd vanished thirty years ago. Mostly Sober: A Love Story and a Road Trip, her second book, melds self-help and romance. Susan lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Daniel.

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Mostly Sober
A Love Story and a Road Trip
by Susan Keller

Overview


It's 1983. At 27, Annie—who's taken a break from medical school to work and pay down her crushing student debt—falls deeply in love with Dean, a smart, sexy fireman, whose only noticeable vice is cheesecake. More than anything, she wants to accept his proposal of marriage. But she has hidden her affair with alcohol that she knows she must moderate. During a grueling four-day road trip with her estranged mother, her loving but clinically depressed stepfather, and a tranquilized cat, Annie begins to understand the family trauma behind her gray-area drinking. Sober curious, she stumbles on her way to moderation but continues to get up and try again.

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Description


Annie is 27 years old and has taken a break from medical school to waitress, make money, and pay down her crushing student debt. She is also a drinker. Deeply shaken by what she sees as her many failures, she speaks to her doctor who diagnoses depression and recommends volunteering to get out of her own mind. On a volunteer beach clean-up, she meets Dean, a smart, funny, sexy fireman, whose only noticeable vice is cheesecake. Dean proposes but Annie asks for more time. He is angry and hurt. She has hidden her affair with alcohol and needs time to reduce her gray-area drinking. Immediately after his proposal, Annie gets a distressed call from her estranged mother. This phone call launches a grueling, four-day road trip with her mother, her loving but clinically depressed stepfather, and a tranquilized cat. On this arduous journey, Annie begins to understand the family trauma behind her drinking habit. Sober curious, she stumbles on her way to moderation but continues to get up and try again.
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Overview


It's 1983. At 27, Annie—who's taken a break from medical school to work and pay down her crushing student debt—falls deeply in love with Dean, a smart, sexy fireman, whose only noticeable vice is cheesecake. More than anything, she wants to accept his proposal of marriage. But she has hidden her affair with alcohol that she knows she must moderate. During a grueling four-day road trip with her estranged mother, her loving but clinically depressed stepfather, and a tranquilized cat, Annie begins to understand the family trauma behind her gray-area drinking. Sober curious, she stumbles on her way to moderation but continues to get up and try again.

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Description


Annie is 27 years old and has taken a break from medical school to waitress, make money, and pay down her crushing student debt. She is also a drinker. Deeply shaken by what she sees as her many failures, she speaks to her doctor who diagnoses depression and recommends volunteering to get out of her own mind. On a volunteer beach clean-up, she meets Dean, a smart, funny, sexy fireman, whose only noticeable vice is cheesecake. Dean proposes but Annie asks for more time. He is angry and hurt. She has hidden her affair with alcohol and needs time to reduce her gray-area drinking. Immediately after his proposal, Annie gets a distressed call from her estranged mother. This phone call launches a grueling, four-day road trip with her mother, her loving but clinically depressed stepfather, and a tranquilized cat. On this arduous journey, Annie begins to understand the family trauma behind her drinking habit. Sober curious, she stumbles on her way to moderation but continues to get up and try again.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Romance / Medical

Language:English

Pages:288

eBook ISBN:9798350955309

Paperback ISBN:9798350955293


Overview


It's 1983. At 27, Annie—who's taken a break from medical school to work and pay down her crushing student debt—falls deeply in love with Dean, a smart, sexy fireman, whose only noticeable vice is cheesecake. More than anything, she wants to accept his proposal of marriage. But she has hidden her affair with alcohol that she knows she must moderate. During a grueling four-day road trip with her estranged mother, her loving but clinically depressed stepfather, and a tranquilized cat, Annie begins to understand the family trauma behind her gray-area drinking. Sober curious, she stumbles on her way to moderation but continues to get up and try again.

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Description


Annie is 27 years old and has taken a break from medical school to waitress, make money, and pay down her crushing student debt. She is also a drinker. Deeply shaken by what she sees as her many failures, she speaks to her doctor who diagnoses depression and recommends volunteering to get out of her own mind. On a volunteer beach clean-up, she meets Dean, a smart, funny, sexy fireman, whose only noticeable vice is cheesecake. Dean proposes but Annie asks for more time. He is angry and hurt. She has hidden her affair with alcohol and needs time to reduce her gray-area drinking. Immediately after his proposal, Annie gets a distressed call from her estranged mother. This phone call launches a grueling, four-day road trip with her mother, her loving but clinically depressed stepfather, and a tranquilized cat. On this arduous journey, Annie begins to understand the family trauma behind her drinking habit. Sober curious, she stumbles on her way to moderation but continues to get up and try again.

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About the author


Susan Keller was an award-winning medical writer for nearly three decades. Her poetry has taken prizes in regional and national contests. She has a degree in Public Health and Immunology from U. C. Berkeley. Her background in science as well as poetry make the voice in her first book, Blood Brother: A Memoir, both lyric as well as credible. The tagline: Johnny's bone marrow could save my life, but he'd vanished thirty years ago. Mostly Sober: A Love Story and a Road Trip, her second book, melds self-help and romance. Susan lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Daniel.

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