I wanted to be a writer since I was a wee child. It took alcoholism to get there.
Fair enough, universe.
Here’s my latest:
Dana Bowman’s writing is luminous, laugh-out- loud wondrous and makes something profound shift within, much like staring saucer-eyed at a fieldful of fireflies.” — Catherine Gray, Author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Recover. Rinse. Repeat.
Dana Bowman can’t escape the lure of perfectionism—like so many people today—trying to be a flawless wife, mother, and person in recovery. When Dana experiences a short-lived relapse during the Christmas holiday, she has the startling realization that recovery is not only about the alcohol.
In this funny and revealing follow-up to Bottled, Dana reflects on how we live in a society of excess, always pushing ourselves to do it all. However, it doesn’t take her long to realize that self-care and getting over herself is the key to happiness.
We are all recovering from something, and we all need a little honesty and humor to make it through. That’s exactly what Dana provides in Bottled. Journey through the messy, drama-filled life of a recovering alcoholic, self-proclaimed ‘over-reactor’ and ‘zombie-mom.’ Get ready to laugh, cry, and think about what really matters. You’ll never look at carrot cake the same way again!” — Kasey Johnson, Author of Mom Essentials and 7 Ways to Be a S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Mom, blogger at SmarterMoms.com.
Bowman details her journey from drunken despair to acceptance and recovery in a way that is both surprising and relatable. With sharp, witty prose that skillfully toes the line between encouraging and self-deprecating, Bowman crafts an entertaining, heartfelt look at one of the many faces of addiction. — Angela Lutz, Kansas City Star review