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Sober Stick Figure
is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recoveryand#151;all told with the help of childlike stick figures. Starting with her first drink at the age of seven, Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober. It's now been more than seven years since she's had a drink, and she's ready to share her story: Sober Stick Figure
is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic - and ultimately inspiring!
Writer and comedian Tozer shares the story of her struggle with alcohol in this appealing memoir accompanied by quirky stick figure illustrations. Raised in Pueblo Colo. where there’s not much to do but “breed and drink” Tozer is surrounded by alcoholics—she takes her first sip of beer at age seven when her uncle offers a swig from his bottle. Though she parties with friends in her teens she does well in high school and college where she focuses on academics and sports. Craving adventure she relocates to New York City in 1999. Soon Tozer is drinking more and more; an overthinker she loves the way alcohol makes her “not feel” boosting her confidence and relaxation especially when she becomes involved in stand up comedy. But the addiction also leads to self hatred risky behavior blackouts hangovers and unhealthy relationships and she begins to realize that she has a serious problem. Nevertheless when her father dies after suffering for years from alcoholism and depression Tozer begins drinking even more. After a move to L.A. and a chance meeting with a producer who is sober she seeks help and enters a 12 step program where she finds the support she needs to overcome the disease. Readers may be particularly drawn to Tozer’s raw and surprisingly humorous story of addiction and recovery. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
About the Author
Amber Tozer is a comic and writer living in Los Angeles. Sheand#8217;s written for the Cartoon Network
and#8217;s animated sketch series MAD and Adult Swimand#8217;s Moral Orel
. Her tweets have been featured on Ellen, Huffington Post, Playboy,
. She co-created #nitTWITS, a Twitter-based web series, which features writers and performers from SNL, Modern Family, The Office,
and Conan O'Brien
She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, performs stand-up comedy across the U.S., and has written about sobriety for The Fix.com, After Party, and Thought Catalog. She writes a comic called The Dark Light, inspired by alcoholism, and her most recent endeavor is a pilot called The Your Town Show , which she is pitching to networks. She is also shopping around an animated series called The Tozer Show, which can currently be viewed on YouTube.