January 13, 2020

2019 Year in Review

As 2020 gets rolling, Shelley and Jackie share their favorite (and least favorite) Zero Proof Book Club reads of the previous year; discuss how their recovery evolved in 2019 and how they hope it grows in 2020; and introduce a new Zero Proof: Author Interview special series.

Shelley and Jackie discuss the disease model of addiction and why it doesn’t work, according to “The Biology of Desire.” They also share their New Year’s goals in light of the book’s explanations of finding long-term motivation without addictive patterns.

December 16, 2019

Rachel’s Holiday

Shelley and Jackie dig into the life and times of (fictional) drug addict Rachel Walsh, friendships, sex, recovery love stories, and more during their discussion of “Rachel’s Holiday.”

Shelley and Jackie talk through the most helpful tips and tricks for getting unaddicted to the dreaded scroll, courtesy this week’s book, “How to Break Up with Your Phone.”

Shelley and Jackie decipher Russell Brand’s grand sentences, example of modern manhood, and annoyingly charming philosophies in “Recovery,” a re-examination of the 12-step program done as only Russell Brand can.

“I’m Just Happy to Be Here” is a memoir that gives Shelley and Jackie giggle fits—at least when it’s not making them cringe in recognition of the author’s addiction, relapse, and self isolation in addictive mind and recovery.

October 21, 2019

A Return to Love

Shelley and Jackie take on 2020 presidential race unicorn Marianne Williamson and her book “A Return to Love,” which made her Oprah-famous in the 1990s, discussing higher powers and forgiveness in sobriety.

Shelley and Jackie dive into “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” by sharing strategies for navigating the first 30 days of sobriety, the changing friendship dynamics post-alcohol, and the weddings you’ll now attend sober.

Shelley and Jackie share their favorite tips and tools as they relate to recovery from “Radical Acceptance,” the seminal 2003 book by author Tara Brach, a psychologist, Buddhist meditation teacher, and a woman you’ve probably seen on YouTube.

September 9, 2019

Drunk Mom: A Memoir

Shelley and Jackie talk motherhood, otherhood, and the social importance of a harrowing memoir such as “Drunk Mom,” a controversial book that made many people angry for its stories of a very addicted mind (a mind now also responsible for an infant).

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