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Audio Book: ‘My Year of Not Getting Sh*tfaced’ by Pamela Power

My Year Of Not Getting Sh*tfaced

How I Tried and Failed to Give Up Alcohol and
Learned the Joys of Moderation

Written By Pamela Power

Narrated by Tinarie van Wyk-Loots

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After an exceptionally wild Mother’s Day where she danced like there was no tomorrow, picked a fight with a stranger and collided with the floor, Johannesburg scriptwriter and author Pamela Power is forced to take a hard look at her drinking habits. She realises that although she does not need to find an AA group immediately, she might be a serial binge drinker and needs to take back control.

In this honest yet humorous account of her year of not getting sh*tfaced, Pamela examines her long, complicated relationship with alcohol. She is shocked to realise just how much of a crutch alcohol has been for her. There is always a bottle of wine or Prosecco around to her to help her manage the many demands of life as a freelancer and as a parent.

Pamela starts her journey to sobriety at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic as her family faces financial troubles, and life in the suburban Parks of Johannesburg isn’t so blissful anymore. Through her, we experience all the frustration, irritation and surprising benefits of going dry. In dealing with her dependence on alcohol, Pamela also confronts her troubled relationship with her parents.

While many other sober curious books portray sobriety as the only answer, Pamela has found a sweet spot between total sobriety and binge drinking: moderation.

About the Author

Pamela Power is a television scriptwriter and script editor who has worked on the television shows Top Billing, Generations, Rockville and Uzalo, and is currently the script editor at Muvhango. She is also the author and coauthor of several works of fiction, including Ms Conception, Things Unseen and Chasing Marian (with Amy Heydenrych, Qarnita Loxton and Gail Schimmel). Pamela has two children and lives in Johannesburg.

About the Narrator

Tinarie van Wyk-Loots is fluently bilingual in English and Afrikaans. She has been representing Checkers radio since 2013, and other campaigns include Woolworths, Sanlam and Medi-clinic, Namakwa wines, and more recently, Lucky Star. She enjoys character performances and has been actively involved in radio drama (live and pre-recorded), and poetry reading for RSG since 2010.

Audiobook Details:

Published: May 2023
ISBN: 9781776192946
Narrator: Tinarie van Wyk-Loots

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