Soon after I made the decision to give up, I came across a book called A Piece Of Cake by Cupcake Brown (Buy on Amazon US/GB). I bought it on the spur of the moment, but wasn’t really convinced that I was going to get much from it. How wrong was I. For 2 days I sat and read the book, not able to put it down. The weekend flew by and as I came to the final chapter late Sunday night, I realised that maybe I had been nudged from up above to buy the book.
Despite being a million miles removed from her upbringing, I could completely relate to Cupcake. She talked about the highs of drinking, the way it takes you from your problems. The lows of drinking, how reality would strike the following day.
I got strength from reading her plunge the lowest of lows, lows I’d never reached, but nevertheless I wanted to escape from and be a better person from giving up drink. She did that, she managed it, so I’m thinking, ‘Why can’t I just do the same?’. She went on to get qualified as a lawyer. For me it was absolutely the right moment to read this book.
I imagine, as with all good books this might be turned into a film one day. But I would recommend you reading this, because in reading it, you get completely drawn into it. You’ll compare her life to yours in a level of detail a film could never touch. I recommend it to you, especially if you are at the point where you have decided to give up drinking.