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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite
It’s a long title but Ryn Gargulinski’s How to Get Through Hell on Earth Without Drinking a Keg or Kicking a Garden Gnome wastes no time in getting straight to the point of how she gets her life back from being a keg hugger to an award-winning writer, artist, and speaker. It’s a story of recovery from alcoholism filled with sardonic humor. Her life story is structured in four simple parts. She begins with her downfall like a rebel angel thrown out of heaven as she wakes up tied to a hospital bed. The death of hope has made her cross the line into full-blown alcoholism. From withdrawals to Alcoholics Anonymous to finding a spiritual connection and falling in love, and strategies for recovery, this is a story that's a testament to alcoholics that it is all up to you if you are determined to take your life back.
Ryn Gargulinski has done a lot of stupid things during her alcohol addiction that have become an integral angle in delivering her personal experience with humor and reality that bites. This is what makes How to Get Through Hell on Earth humorous, informative, and wildly entertaining. Many people who suffer from alcoholism surrender everything good to alcohol but Gurgulinski didn’t give up her capacity for wit. Considering that laughter is therapeutic, this is a good thing. While alcohol made her numb, it didn’t soothe her pain entirely. She found humor as an instrument for her recovery to remove the pain. Don’t get her wrong; there’s nothing funny about battling alcoholism but the severity of the things she has done she treats with humor. She dares to be silly, period. This is an inspiring must-read for anyone who is either suffering from alcoholism or knows someone who is.