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“Intoxicating Lies” Discusses the Problems of Gray Area Drinking

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Newark author Meg Geisewite wrote Intoxicating Lies to discuss problematic drinking culture and assist other women in becoming alcohol-free.

Meg Geisewite never hit rock bottom. Her friends assured her she didn’t have a drinking problem. Her husband and two children thought Mom was fine, too. She was a highly functioning, successful businesswoman after all.

But she wasn’t so sure. “Sober curious,” she joined a national group of gray-area drinkers called Sober Sis. “On one end of the alcohol spectrum is alcoholism,” Geisewite says. “On the other end are people who can truly take it or leave it.” She decided she fell into what she calls the “mommy wine culture,” or being socially dependent versus physically dependent on the drink. But she wanted to stop.

Her personal journey to quit drinking inspired the book Intoxicating Lies: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom from Gray Area Drinking, in bookstores and on Kindle this month. “I want to help remove the stigma of women who want to be sober curious,” she says. “When I would read my journal to other women in the group, they urged me to write a book.”

Intoxicating Lies by Meg Geisewite.

Courtesy of Meg Geisewite

While it is for women, she notes, it can help anyone who is sober curious and wants to learn more.

Geisewite is partnering with Frank’s Wines for a book signing event on Saturday, January 7. Frank’s Wines carries one of the largest selections of nonalcoholic spirits and beverages in the First State. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy live music, taste some nonalcoholic spirits and other beverages and pick up a signed copy of Intoxicating Lies: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom from Gray Area Drinking. 

Find Meg Geisewite on Amazon to purchase a copy of Intoxicating Lies: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom from Gray Area Drinking.

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