Quit Like a Woman

The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
Product Number: EB00758708
Released: Dec 31, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984825063
Publisher: The Dial Press
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The question isn't just "Am I drinking too much?" It's "Do I want a life I don't need to escape?" The founder of a groundbreaking, female-focused recovery program offers a radical new path to getting sober and living our best lives. For years, Holly Whitaker wore her workaholic-party-girl persona as a badge of honor, while privately feeling increasingly miserable and lost. She believed that if she could just eat cleaner, save more money, and be more perfect, her life would finally snap into place, yet all of her attempts to fix herself just added up to more chaos and the chaos added up to more pain and so she added more wine. When she finally had enough and started looking around for help, she was shocked to find that the only systems in place to support her quitting drinking were archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women. The AA model focused on making the ego the enemy, surrendering power, voice, and agency to a male concept of God, and strict anonymity, but Holly instinctively knew that what she needed was a deeper understanding of her own identity, the courage to take control of her own life, and to be embraced by a supportive and vocal community. What's more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Holly became resolute-not only did she have to find her way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create something bigger, so that women anywhere on the drinking continuum might find their way as well. The result is her company, Tempest, which provides the education, tools, programs, and community necessary to build a life free from alcohol. Written in a unique voice that is relatable, honest, and witty, Quit Like a Woman is a groundbreaking look at the insidious role alcohol (a neurotoxic, carcinogenic poison) plays in our lives. Holly Whitaker offers up a clear-eyed recovery model that banishes the punitive approach to quitting espoused by male-centric programs like AA and provides a positive alternative to living our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. Holly details what makes us sick, keeps us out of our power, and what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it.

Author(s): Holly Whitaker
Original Publish Date: Dec 31, 2019

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Author(s): Holly Whitaker
Narrator(s): Holly Whitaker
Product Number Z100150635
Released: Dec 31, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593156186

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