Laura McKowen – We Are the Luckiest


We Are the Luckiest is a masterpiece. Its the truest, most generous, honest, and helpful sobriety memoir Ive read. Its going to save lives. (Glennon Doyle, number-one New York Times best-selling 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 peoples drinking. Without sugarcoating the struggles of sobriety, she relentlessly emphasizes the many blessings of an honest life, one without secrets and debilitating shame.

Author: Laura McKowen
Narrator: Laura McKowen
Duration: 7 hrs
Released: 20 Jul 2001
Publisher: New World Library
Language: English

User Review:

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This book was recommended to me by a friend. I plugged headphones in and listened to the whole book in two days. I will be celebrating 7 years sober through the Grace if God and Alcoholics Anonymous! It was relatable, honest and makes me want to tell my story (I havent done so yet). By listening to others, helps me want to share. The Lord is slowly showing me that it is ok to share, in his time though, not mine. Thank you for your bravery Laura in sharing.