Mrs D is the pseudonym of Lotta Dann, a New Zealand-based wife, mother, writer, and sober alcoholic. Lotta started drinking at 15, trained as a journalist at 18 and spent the next 20+ years perfecting both skills. She built a successful career as a TV reporter, producer and director while simultaneously developing a remarkable aptitude for drinking a lot of alcohol. Lotta got sober 3 years ago with the help of her blog ‘Mrs D Is Going Without’ and has now written a best-selling memoir with the same title. She lives with her husband and three sons in Wellington, New Zealand.