Books by Jean McCarthy

UnPICKLED HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Staying Alcohol-Free During the Festive Season

Wondering how to stay alcohol-free at the annual rounds of office parties and family gatherings when booze is everywhere?

Worried about how to respond when situations get uncomfortable?

Wish you knew what other sober people have to say about their experiences?

UnPickled Holiday Survival Guide includes insights and lessons learned from hundreds of blog posts and interviews about life after alcohol by Jean McCarthy.


  • Practical exercises to build you readiness for awkward situations
  • Bonus information for friends and family of people in recovery
  • Tips from others in recovery