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When Rebecca Weller’s pounding, dehydrated head woke her at 3am, yet again, she stared at the ceiling, wondering why the hell she kept doing this to herself. At 39 years of age – and a Health Coach, no less – she knew better than to down several bottles of wine per week.
Her increasingly dysfunctional relationship with alcohol had to stop, but after decades of social drinking, she was terrified of what that might mean. How could she live a joyful existence, without alcohol? How would she relax, socialise, or celebrate – without wine?
In sheer frustration, on a morning filled with regret and tears, she embarks on a 3-month sobriety experiment that becomes a quest for self-discovery, and ultimately, transforms her entire world.
A Happier Hour is a heartfelt, moving, and inspiring story for anyone who has ever had to give up something they loved in order to get what they truly wanted.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
” Live Happy Hangover Free! I read this book in 2 days. It’s eye opening, motivating, and REAL! If you’ve ever wondered if a break from alcohol would be a good thing for you, this book is a great starting place to explore the issue. No judgement, no preaching, simply one woman’s story about willingness to get super honest about her behavior and brave enough to face her emotions champagne free. (Her program and insight is also what helped me break the 100 alcohol free mark!). ”
” I have NEVER read a book, cover-to-cover in one afternoon, but that’s what I did as soon as this book arrived at my door. Being a subscriber for over a year, I thought I knew all I needed to know about Bex and her story. Learning the details behind-the-scenes of HOW everything came together for her was truly inspiring. Parallels are sure to be drawn by the reader at various points. I recommend to anyone who feels they are just going through the motions of drinking and have a sneaking suspicion it’s no longer adding anything to their life! ”
” I could not wait for Rebecca Weller’s memoir to come out and it did not disappoint. If you have ever had just a glimmer that letting something go would be better for you than this book is for you. While I identified with Rebecca’s story in detail (and it gave me chills) this isn’t just another sober memoir. I am so happy to have gathered some strength from Rebecca’s story to continue to be my authentic self! ”
” Ive not yet read a book that has pushed me into “go” mode as this did. Always feeling like I was the only person with the same issues, Bex tells her story in a much relatable way. I laughed, I cried… it is truly inspiring and honest. Every story I kept thinking, “oh my gosh … that’s me!” After reading the book I was instantly motivated. I’m ready to do this! Will be joining her website group as well. Read it! ”
” Rebecca did an amazing job sharing her story in “A Happier Hour.” The book is very relatable for any woman who has been struggling with alcohol but doesn’t see herself as a typical alcoholic. From trying to moderate, to the wolf in your head egging you on, to the pure joy that comes when you wake up with no hangover…she shares it all. Give A Happier Hour a read, you won’t regret it! ”
” Phenomenal! I am so completely in love with this book. Bex writes in such a familiar loving tone that you feel as if she is your friend! She divulges very intimate emotions which are filled with so much inspiration! By opening up her story and her inner thoughts she has given me permission to accept and love the journey I am going through. Although drinking is not my primary vice, Bex’s raw story encourages me to let go of anything that has been holding me back. We all have addictions whether they are visible or not and following Bex on her journey has given me the inspiration to work towards letting go of mine. It has also reminded me that I don’t need an “excuse” to stop drinking. Although drinking may not be my grandest addiction it is something I am tired of, but as a 25 year old my world seems to be full of it. I am ready to stop hiding behind the false confidence that drinking creates and ready to find it deep within my sober self. This is all thanks to Bex’s book! Truly extraordinary Bex, well done! ”
” My new favourite recovery memoir. As an Australian woman in her late thirties, I can relate to Rebecca’s story so much. Bex is successful in every area of her life except one – controlling her drinking. From unexpected blackouts to hiding her drinking from loved ones, her love of alcohol and her identity as the life of the party is destroying her. And the worst part is the toll it takes on her self esteem – she finds it harder and harder to reconcile her role as a health coach with the way she obliterates herself on weekends. But then she has a series of breakthroughs and chooses to try a “sober experiment” that leads her to all the answers she’s been seeking. To freedom. Bex’s positivity and uplifting messages have convinced me that I too can pursue a sober life and be happier than I ever imagined. And for this, I can’t thank her enough. ”
” I saw this book by chance on a Tuesday night. Last Tuesday night. I read the book in one sitting- enthralled. It was like Bex was telling my fourtune: past and present. After I finished the book I spent hours trolling the internet in search of more inspiration and registered on her website. I have not had a drink since that fateful Tuesday. I am jumping out of my glowing skin, (also feeling unsure and insecure in myself). I am absolutely flawed by the parallel universe of sobriety that exists!!! and want to be a part of that.
Without Bex to kick start and support my journey, I am sure it would have not even started. ”
” I absolutely loved this book! Bex has an honest, refreshing voice and it was wonderful to read her story. I’ve been sober for years and this reenergized me, made me think again about why I drank in the first place, and how wonderful it is to be sober. I would recommend this book to any woman struggling with drinking! ”
” Loved Bex Weller’s relatable account of letting go of her PR party girl lifestyle and identity to find a life she truly loved. A tale so many of us can relate to – any woman who has had one too many hangovers and knows deep down the party is over can take heart and inspiration in the proof that choosing to kick out the wine might just be the key to more than you ever imagined to be possible – wonderful ! ”
” Happier Indeed! Absolutely loved this book! I was trolling through the kindle book selections and came across a happier hour. With no intention of giving up my celebratory champagne I read her story and began to see myself in Bex. This is an honest story that will absolutely make you rethink your drink. I never realized I was missing out on the joy of clarity, energy and true connection until I read her story!!! ”
” Love, love, love. A wonderful read with such raw emotion and honesty. Very inspring, insightful and motivating. Brilliant! ”
” Such an inspiring read. Loved this book. Anyone who has ever questioned if alcohol might be negatively impacting their life should read this. ”
” Best drinking memoir I’ve read. I’ve never read a book that felt so much like I wrote it myself. One of the most honest and brave alcohol memoirs I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot of them). ”
” I loved this book. It takes a lot to get my attention and this did just that. I can relate in so many ways and her book let’s you know that so many other women can too. I’ve been teetering with the idea to get sober for some time and have never had the courage to do so until reading this book. What’s best about it is her Sexy Sobriety program that you learn about and I will most definitely be signing up for that. Thank you so much. I hope to be a better me with time, patience and the help of the program! ”
” This is a book that every woman needs, who is questioning what role alcohol’s playing in her life right now. Rebecca’s story is a refreshingly positive and inspiring account of her relationship with alcohol which not only makes an enjoyable read, but may also completely change the way you think about sobriety! ”
” Honest and inspiring. I am doing the 100 day challenge. As God would have it this book landed in my lap on day 5 of my 30 day challenge… when I wanted to give up. ”
” I don’t know why I stopped on this book while scrolling through looking for something to read…I rarely drink…but makes you understand the struggle one can go through…I love hearing how people concur their demons…seems we all can learn from each other. Well done. ”
” Brilliant. Full Stop. Excellent. Well thought out, well written, well communicated. I bought this for self for Christmas gift, and read it throughout day. A great resource, so personal, so raw. I commend Ms. Weller for her ability to bring such a “hush hush” topic to the forefront for women and men alike and to motivate them to not life a half-lived life. Brilliant. ”
” Courageous, honest and deeply inspiring. I loved Rebecca’s book and would recommend it to everyone. The social conditioning of drinking means that a life without alcohol is considered to be unthinkable. Rebecca’s story shows us that a sober life is not only possible but is infinitely more fulfilling. Read it and then pass it on to your friends, sisters and daughters. ”
” This story is so inspiring. It was my life to a “T”! It gave me hope. It made me laugh and it made me cry. I could not put it down. Thank you Bex! You gave me hope! I know now that I can stop sabotaging my life once and for all. xoxo ”
” Bex is such a rock star! This book is an amazing story of finding oneself. Her story is so much my story and because of her, I too found sobriety and my life. She will inspire you to find your own. ”
” Feels like you are talking/listening to a long time friend. Excellent book, honest, vulnerable, lots of helpful tips. Inspiring. Would recommend to any woman looking to make an important change. Certainly has already changed my thinking. ”
” Courageous, inspiring and honest. Rebecca has truly inspired me to embark and continue on my own personal journey into sobriety and online business too. Thank you. ”
” Beautiful, inspiring and honest. I loved every page. This is a beautiful book about the journey to sobriety and what that looks like in a culture that celebrates drinking. Bex’s story is uplifting whilst acknowledging the challenges that she found ways to navigate. This will inspire so many to try their own experiment with sobriety (and if you do join Sexy Sobriety – it’s an amazing programme to be part of). ”
” I read (devoured) this book in a day… Bex’s story is a very real, relatable and inspiring one. Definitely a must read for anyone that is contemplating sobriety ”
” Insightful and Entertaining. I don’t know why I stopped on this book while scrolling through looking for something to read…I rarely drink…but makes you understand the struggle one can go through…I love hearing how people concur their demons…seems we all can learn from each other. Well done. ”
” I absolutely loved this story of a woman’s journey to sobriety. A real eye opener, authentic and honest, thank you for sharing your path. ”
” Honest and inspiring. I am doing the 100 day challenge. As God would have it this book landed in my lap on day 5 of my 30 day challenge… when I wanted to give up. Thank you Rebecca for your heart and soul in this book. ”
” Inspiring – This is an honest account of a woman’s journey to and through sobriety. She doesn’t sugar-coat her experience but because of her positive outlook and success she’s an inspiration for people struggling to deal with their battle with alcohol. ”
” LOVED this book. Devoured it within a day. I related, re-lived, cringed and cried. Your struggle with drinking is so similar to mine. I have been attempting to live a life of sobriety for the last 7 years but my inner booze beast has always had the upper hand. Reading your story on how you overcame your desire for drink by living a life of love, passion and beauty is truly inspirational. Just reading this book has given me the hope that maybe, just maybe I can actually devote myself to my soul’s desires (and not the drink) and live an authentic life of joy and happiness. Cheers to you Rebecca for being brave enough to share your story. The women of the world need to read this to see that a life of sexy sobriety is truly possible. ”
” A really positive story about how putting down alcohol can really help you become who you were truly meant to be!!! ”
” I read this book in a short time. It was very eye opening. She gave a good example of how productive life can become by kicking alcohol to the curb. ”
” 5 Stars … definitely! Rebecca’s story is very relatable and her success with sobriety very encouraging! Thank you Ms Sexy Sobriety 😃 ”
” I read your book in two days, so beautifully written and honest. I feel like I know you and I am so incredibly proud of you!! Thanks for opening your heart and sharing your beautiful story! ”
” Extremely well written debut! The book is engaging, charming yet full of candour. The author’s journey is an inspiring reminder that it’s never too late to be the best you. ”
Rebecca Weller is a Health & Life Coach, Author, and Speaker. Named one of ‘Perth’s leading Health-preneurs’ by The Sunday Times Magazine, Rebecca has coached hundreds of women to get their sparkle back and create a life they love. Creator of SexySobriety.com and VeganSparkles.com, she provides one-on-one and group coaching programs, and speaks at live events. Rebecca’s work has been featured by The Australian, The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, SBS Food, Good Health Magazine, and Elle Quebec. Learn more at BexWeller.com.
10 AUG 2016
The first (virtual) stop on our Book Tour is in the Shiny Healthy You Podcast with Naturopath Jules Galloway. Join us as we talk wholefood eating, sobriety, delicious healthy drinks, and the art of self-care.
28 AUG 2016
Join me at the Perth Peace Expo, Perth Town Hall, Western Australia, where I’ll be speaking on stage at 12:45pm. You’ll have the opportunity to buy a signed copy of A Happier Hour, eat amazing food, mingle with like-minded souls, and take some fun pics!
12 OCT 2016
Join me on Making the Maven, a podcast by Michelle McGlade. We’re talking entrepreneurism, self-care and sobriety, and of course, A Happier Hour!
3 NOV 2016
For you IIN Ambassadors, check out my webinar interview with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition on the ShareIIN dashboard, where we chat about the journey from creating Sexy Sobriety to writing A Happier Hour! I also chatted with IIN on their blog, click below to read more.
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Thank you so much for your support, beautiful. I appreciate it more than you know.