Ep 136: My Life In Hiding with author Laura Cathcart Robbins

 

This is an extra special episode of The Sober Edge Podcast – we are inviting ALL of you to meet author Laura Cathcart Robbins.

First, you will meet Laura in this special podcast episode. Robbins is the author of Stash: My Life In Hiding. This powerful book takes us on the emotional journey of Laura’s addiction to sleeping medication and alcohol. I must share that I was riveted as I read her account of navigating being a Hollywood wife and mother and board president of the private school her children attended WITH sourcing extra refills of Ambien.

I know that many of us had a relationship with alcohol that included ‘hiding’, whether it was hiding the amount you drank, or the fact that you were drinking again. This is part of why Laura’s story is so powerful. Her honest telling of her story includes the parts of her past that she was hiding from everyone in her life. ‘My Life In Hiding’ is about so much more than hiding one’s addiction, it includes learning how to be honest with ourselves.

During this interview, Laura and I were careful not to divulge any ‘spoilers’ as the book is full of twists and turns. The one ‘spoiler’ is that we know Laura is ultimately triumphant over her addiction and, like many of us, her life looks completely different now. This book is ultimately a love story, with her children, a surprise relationship but, most importantly, with herself.

Laura Cathcart Robbins is the best-selling author of the Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, Stash, My Life In Hiding, and host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room. She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is credited for creating The Buckley School’s nationally recognized committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Her recent articles on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She is the SDWF’s 2024 Memoirist Of The Year, a TEDx Speaker, and an LA Moth StorySlam winner. Currently, she sits on the advisory boards of the San Diego Writer’s Festival and the Outliers HQ podcast Festival. Find out more about her on her website, lauracathcartrobbins.com, or you can look for her on Facebook, Instagram, on Tiktok, and follow her on X.

 

Register HERE for our FREE Virtual Event and Meet Laura! Friday April 26th at 3:00 PM EST 

 

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