I think I was psychologically dependent on booze before I even had my first drink. Alcohol enjoyed a hallowed place in the social calendar growing up, so that being denied it as a child made me feel excluded. Once allowed to drink, I did so for 36 years, until one day it dawned on me that I had had enough. The thought of sobriety appeared as a release. My memoir will help those who are ready to contemplate a brand new life.