Give away a book to help recovery

I am Esther Nagle, single mum, yoga teacher, and former alcoholic.

In October 2014 I woke up with a savage hangover, and resolved to never drink again.  Nothing unusual about that, I'd had that thought many many times in the past.  This time it was different though.  This time, I meant it.  

I had abused my body and mind with alcohol for over 20 years, using alcohol as a refuge to hide from my problems, using it as the mask behind which I greeted the world at social occasions, and the wall behind which I hid myself from the world, and myself.

I thought I couldn't live without alcohol, but I was killing myself with it.

After a breakdown in 2013, I began Yoga teacher training, and it was here that I found my salvation.  7 months into the training, I stopped drinking, and smoking, and haven't looked back since.

I wrote 'Bent Back into Shape: Beating Addiction Through Yoga' in April 2016, and launched it on Kindle at the Women Economic Forum in New Delhi in May 2016.  I was helped to attend that event through gofundme, and I am now asking you to help me again.

You can read a sample chapter of the book here

The book has already helped people, I have had emails from people whose life it has impacted after reading it. 

20% of the profits of the book are going to good causes.  I am supporting Ananda Ashram , where my yoga training comes from, NewLink Wales, NuHi Training and Solas Cymru.  With your help, the book can help even more people.

I want to be able to take it out to a wider audience, to move beyond the digital, so that it can help more people. Unfortunatley, this costs money that I don't have.

With your help, I hope to get 200 copies of the book edited, formatted and printed on a first run, along with some professional PR help to get the word out.  50 of these books will be donated to addiction charities throughout the UK so that people who use these services may read it for free.  The rest will be available for sale at 3 launch events I will arrange in the UK.

I would like to get the books printed by the end of September so I can hold my first launch event in Cardiff on October 12th, my 2 year 'soberversary'.  

All who donate will received an invite to my launch events and will be publicly thanked on my website (with links to your own website if you wish)

This book is one of my proudest achievements, writing it and getting it published on Kindle fulfilled an ambition I have had since I was a little girl.  It has also helped me greatly in my recovery and growth.  I know that it has the power to help many others, and am so grateful for all and any help I can receive in getting it out there.


Esther Nagle

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