I grew up in a world where people kept secrets: it was taboo to talk about my mother’s problematic drinking. When I first discovered I too had a problem with drinking, I turned to memoirs to find my way forward. When I found recovery, my one wish was to write a book for all the women still struggling, numbing with alcohol. Writing Drink was one of the happiest experiences of my life, and when the book was finished, I knew I had broken the taboo.
Read excerpts from Ann’s books, below.