The Best Sober Memoirs to Read Now

Emily Lynn Paulson discusses her eye-opening memoir, Hey, Hun! Learn how rising to the top of an MLM led to her addiction and recovery in a pyramid scheme.

The Best Sober Memoirs to Read Now

Join us in this eye-opening Book Gang episode with Emily Lynn Paulson, author of Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing

Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing by Emily Lynn Paulson

What is the most Googled fact about Emily Lynn Paulson?

At the time of this recording, roughly 125 people each month, likely after reading this memoir, ask this question- what MLM was Emily Paulson in?

Today we discuss why she chose a fictitious name for her beauty brand, and what she hopes it signals to the reader.

Pulled into a high-pressure sales routine, Emily joins the #girlboss community for an MLM beauty brand. 

Rising to the top of the pyramid required Paulson never to take no for an answer. As a result, Paulson achieves millionaire status, but it costs her the expense of loved ones, her sobriety, her health, and her moral compass. 

Emily unveils the darker side of multi-level marketing companies and cult-like ideologies through her well-researched memoir.

We also discuss how her relationship with alcohol has changed since this time and the unexpected joy of being sober. 

 Emily brings her favorite books and discusses her best alcohol-free mocktails for your summer.

The Best Books About Addiction and Recovery

Today’s BONUS BOOK LIST includes the best books on addiction and recovery we’ve read for our summer series that share the magic of a sober life. 

This includes fiction, nonfiction, and memoir selections. 

Emily Lynn Paulson author of Hey, Hun

Meet Emily Lynn Paulson

Emily Lynn Paulson is an accomplished author known for her books Highlight Real: Finding Honesty and Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life and Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing.

Her impactful TEDx talks challenge parenting norms, alcohol use, and feminism.

Featured in major publications like the Today Show, Tamron Hall Show, and the New York Times, Emily resides in Central Oregon with her husband and five children. 

The Best Sober Memoirs to Read Now

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Mentioned in this episode:

Hey, Hun by Emily Lynn Paulson

De Soi Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs


Amy’s Favorite Copper Mugs

Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas

Push Off From Here: Nine Essential Truths to Get You Through Sobriety by Laura McKowen

We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen

Drinking Games by Sarah Levy

Cup of Jo

It’s Not About the Wine: The Loaded Truth Behind the Mommy Wine Culture by Celeste Yvonne

The Ultimate Mom Challenge

Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating and Hooking Up Without the Booze by Tawny Lara

2023 MomAdvice Summer Reading Guide

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