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?? Annie takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of alcohol and specifically the connection between alcohol and pleasure She dispels the cultural myth that alcohol is a vital part of life and demonstrates how regaining control over alcohol is not only essential to personal happiness and fulfillment but also to ending the heartache experienced by millions as a result of secondhand drinking Finally with perfect clarity this book opens the door to the life you have been waiting for Read this book You’ll be glad you di. Many have praised this book and with good reason It’s well researched on the negative impact of drinking both physically and mentally so there is a lot about the book that is interesting and illuminating It's also good at unpicking the failings of Alcoholics Anonymous and I liked its positivity about living alcohol free Unfortunately for me it didn’t deliver as a whole Firstly I feel that the title is misleading; ‘control alcohol’ suggests it’s going to help a drinker to moderate intake but in the end the author advocates giving alcohol up altogether Because I came to the book as someone who drinks a bit too much but not way too much hoping it might help reduce my intake from around 25 units a week to 14 I found this irksome I didn't want to give up drinking and I still don't Half way through This Naked Mind I realised I was reading a book where the content didn’t match the way it was pitched Like Annie Grace I am a writer and for many years worked in marketing and whilst I can appreciate ‘control alcohol’ will appeal to a broader readership than a ‘give up alcohol’ message I came away feeling I had been misled I also found it jarring that the author describes herself as ‘a moderate drinker’ but says she was drinking ‘two bottles of wine a night’ prior to stopping which isn’t my definition of ‘moderate’ far from it Nor was I convinced that she is a hoot sober Grace may well be great company and funny she claims to be both but here perhaps the book might have benefited from ‘show’ and less ‘tell’ as it stands the writing isn't witty In particular there is no irony and as a Brit I longed for somePerhaps most crucially of all I was not persuaded by the notion of ‘cognitive dissonance’ as a motivation for abstention As I understand it the argument is that we are mentally distraught because we know alcohol has many negative effects overall yet we are still drawn to drinking because we are conditioned to do so I don’t disagree that western society heavily promotes drink and I agree that we drink because we believe it is going to relax us and make us feel sexy witty etc However for many individuals the relationship with alcohol as with other drugs is very complex; it’s freuently used to numb anxiety depression grief and so on and giving up may leave us very exposed other fronts Being 'naked' all the time mentally is not that easy Grace touches on these motivations but only lightly whereas in my experience key to overcoming dependence is tackling these issues too I’ve lost a partner to alcohol he could not overcome these demons and I can’t see that the cognitive dissonance argument is one that would have helped him to stopFurther whilst perhaps there is something I failed to grasp I believe living with cognitive dissonance is part of life Uncertainty ambiguity and conflicting responses to people circumstances experiences in fact just about everything are inevitable not everything can be ironed out to resolve any sense of incoherence or discomfort Otherwise it strikes me that we end up with a very black and white world where anything that doesn’t make sense cognitively is ‘wrong’ Accepting conflicting parts of ourselves seems healthier and pragmatic; I accept I have conflicting feelings about alcohol just as I accept that I have conflicting emotions about my mother my desire for chocolate and pros and cons of driving a car I even have conflicting feelings about this book part of me wants to give it 4 stars part of me 2 so I’ve ended up with a compromise and given it 3 Sociologues regaining control over alcohol is not only essential to personal happiness and fulfillment but also to ending the heartache experienced by millions as a Petit Livre de - L'Art de la repartie (LE PETIT LIVRE) result of secondhand drinking Finally with perfect clarity this book opens the door to the life you have been waiting for Read this book You’ll be glad you di. 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Millions of people worry that drinking is affecting their health yet are unwilling to seek change because of the misery and stigma associated with alcoholism and recovery They fear drinking less will be boring involving deprivation difficulty and significant lifestyle changes This Naked Mind offers a new solution Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink it will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture Annie Grace brilliantly weaves psychological neurological cultural social and industry factor. If you are thinking of uitting alcohol this book will provide you with greater conviction to help you stay on the right path I never considered myself an alcoholic because I never got a DUI and didn't get really drunk Plus the word makes you sound like a drug addict who can't control himself But I drank a bottle of wine sometimes every night for a few years It cost a lot of money and I put on a lot of weight I tried uitting a few times but it was hard because I still liked itThis book showed me that 1 I was addicted 2 we are pressured by society and marketers to drink in order to promote a certain image of ourselves 3 I could uit if I decided I really wanted to 1 I never got really drunk and didn't drink in front of the kids but the same time every night I would crave alcohol If I went without it I couldn't think of anything else I thought I needed wine to relax but in reality I was addicted so I had withdrawals if I didn't get my alcohol on time The relaxation was not true relaxation but a relief from withdrawal 2 Alcohol is the only drug you have to justify NOT using to everyone Paraphrase from the book but it hit home When you see scotch do you picture a guy in a suit or in his chair in his den When you picture Bud Light do you picture football games tailgating or camping When you picture red wine do you picture it at a romantic white cloth dinner or some other type of relaxing atmosphere If you want to be sophisticated and are wearing a suit you can't go get a case of Bud Light that projects the wrong imageWe are being manipulated by marketers 88000 people die a year from alcohol Bloggers the occasional news outlet and drinkers uote a few studies that claim light drinking is healthy That's like saying in small doses sugar is okay and gives you energy But they don't give weight to the fact alcohol is high addictive and can cause health and behavioral problems Just like smoking and cancer the health problems are way down the road so we tell ourselves future me will worry about it 3 I tried uitting but I still liked it After realizing I didn't want to use a highly addictive substance that is a depressant I decided I didn't like it any And I uit and haven't had one craving since

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S with her extraordinarily candid journey resulting in a must read for anyone who drinks This book without scare tactics pain or rules gives you freedom from alcohol By addressing causes rather than symptoms it is a permanent solution rather than lifetime struggle It removes the psychological dependence allowing you to easily drink less or stop drinking Annie’s clarity humor and uniue ability to blend original research with riveting storytelling ensures you will thoroughly enjoy the process In a world defined by ‘never enough?. This is not a book for critical thinkers Grace is obviously a marketer and not a writer though her prose is better than your typical business book authors Although it appears to be marketed as something different from our standard AA treatment world and even seems to be marketed as a way to cut back without uitting in reality this is one long repetitive AA meeting The author claims the repetition will counteract the many years of alcohol marketing we've received over the course of our lives but if anyone thinks 200 pages of logical fallacy ridden tripe will override years of well funded marketing and corporate control of the political machine well there's a bridge in Brooklyn The book does contain some real science but what is there the kind of information I was really wanting is delivered in the most dry textbook y way imaginable And the practical advice Essentially nonexistent Tips like you have to starve those cravings allow them to die followed by doomsday predictions of you in the gutter provide no real tools Grace is uite good at suspense though Her freuent exhortations to hang with her till the end to get to the really great secret she has kept me with her until the penultimate chapter when I finally realized there was no there there

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