How I quit alcohol
Battling a private hell in the public eye with comedian Fiona O'loughlin
How I quit alcohol
Battling a private hell in the public eye with comedian Fiona O'loughlin
Nov 22, 2020 Season 2 Episode 5
Danni Carr

In this episode I chat with much loved Australian comedian and author Fiona O'loughlin.  Fiona has had quite a public battle with alcohol and has  she has just released her second book, Truths from an Unreliable Witness where she bares all and holds nothing back.  The book takes us through her journey with alcohol,  how it spiralled out of control,  and how relapse after heart breaking relapse she slowly lost everything,  her marriage,  a home to live and almost lost her life.   
She is now back from the brink and rebuilding from a much more spiritual place.  

A bit about Fiona. 
Fiona O’Loughlin is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian. She is an accomplished Author, TV presenter and Media Personality. Cast in the 2018 Network Ten Program “I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here” Fiona won the title of Queen of the Jungle.

Fiona has been a constant fixture on all Australian networks since her first appearance at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The award-winning national documentary series, Australian Story, filmed an episode on Fiona, which rated over 1.3 million viewers.

Fiona has overcome a well-documented ‘battle with the bottle’. This, like the other aspects of her life, has become ‘material’ for her stand-up. And Fiona is even funnier sober.

Find out more about Fiona through her website

Follow Fiona on her insta @thefionaoloughlin

Fiona's book,  Truths from an Unreliable Witness is available in all good book stores or here on Audible

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To order the How I Quit Alcohol Playbook go to

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