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This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol Audiobook

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Rediscover Happiness & Change Your Life

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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 factors with her extraordinarily candid journey resulting in a must-listen 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 unique ability to blend original research with riveting storytelling ensures you will thoroughly enjoy the process.

In a world defined by never enough; 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.

Listen to this book. You'll be glad you did.

©2015 Annie Grace (P)2017 Annie Grace

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    "wow"

    i am a 50 yr old male and i have reached a crossroad in life, i am re assessing the past, the now and what the future holds for me. this book has opened my eyes to the harm that alcohol can wreak on our bodies, something i was in denial of and something i did not want to understand because i was 'enjoying alcohol'. life throws some horrid stuff our way and we can create our own downfall too, along our journey we can be told by loved ones, friends, and aquaintences that alcohol does not suit you, its changing you, you arent doing yourself any favours but i now know that as an individual it was up to me to come to terms with it, acknowledge it and accept it before i could confront it!! that time for me is now. i recently met a friend who shared their story with me and their struggle and was very moved by it, i knew i had a problem but i did not want to take it on board, my life has revolved around drink for 35yrs, i would not say i am an alcoholic but i know and feel that i am on the slippery slope to becoming one. this is an awesome book written by someone that has walked the walk and can truly say it how it is, i respect you for shared story and for how many people will benefit from reading or listening to this book. thankyou

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Ian B.
    Florida, USA
    11/04/17
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    "Plagiarism, but still relevant"
    Would you try another book from Annie Grace and/or Daisy Long?

    Possibly, if I hadn't read the books that she stole her concepts from.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    "Hmm.."


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Daisy Long?

    No, she sounds pretty lifeless the whole time.


    Any additional comments?

    This Naked Mind is literally the 'best of' summaries of both Alcohol Lied To Me by Craig Beck and Allen Carr's Easy Way To Control alcohol. Excerpts are lifted with and without proper citation, and the entire basis of the book is plagiarized from Allen Carr.

    I still enjoyed the book for what it is, but it literally brings nothing new to the table and my review should serve as a warning to those who have already read the aforementioned books; this is just a reiteration, and nothing more.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • David Craft
    06/04/17
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    "plagarism"

    It sounds like a reiteration of Allen Carrs book "the easy way to quit drinking".

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher A.
    12/05/17
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    "Pretty good but not very original"

    I had read Carr's The Easy Way to Quit Drinking a few months ago and it incredibly helpful and energizing and fueled me to quit. Alas I stumbled and relapsed after quitting was so easy I thought I didn't have a problem. Instead of rereading The Easy Way I heard this book recommended. I found it somewhat helpful but the most compelling arguments lean heavily on Carr's. I was hoping for fresher look at the science but was underwhelmed by the amount of content focused on our latest understanding of the causes of alcohol dependence and it's effects on the body.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    09/05/17
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    "Free at Last"

    The first line of the book was me every single night. The words she would say to herself I said to myself. If you're struggling with your relationship with alcohol this book is for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    07/04/17
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    "Incredibly Reaffirming and Insightful"

    This is the first book I've picked up about alcohol since I began feeling that I may have a problem. Thankfully I wasn't the stereotypical alcoholic, but in the back of my mind I knew there was potential to become that person.

    I'm a researcher and thrive on knowing everything I can about a subject, but was surprised at how little I knew about a substance I thought brought joy and relief to my life. This book educated me and now that I know how terrible it really is for myself, my family, my community, there's no way I can continue putting this stuff in my body.

    What's really funny is that I look at people who eat fast food and drink soda and think, "do you know what that stuff does to your brain and your body?" what an asshole I was.

    Do yourself a huge favor and read this book. My only criticism is that it repeats itself to try and drive home the message. It got a little too repetitive at the end, but very good, thoroughly researched book. #winningthewar

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Stewart
    20/04/17
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    "Definitely helped me!!!!"

    I recommitted to an AF life with the help of this book! I'm rather moved on from worrying about the social aspects or fears of drinking, so the many references to it and groupthink and caring about groupthink didn't really apply to me. I would have cared much more when I was younger, so still very valid points. Additionally helpful in that you can stave off the justifications, as well....the "one drink won't hurt, everyone has drinks, blah blah blah"
    I think what really helped the most was the repetition of toxic, poison, lies, monster, etc. it's so true to me that alcohol is like a narcissistic sociopathic abusive boyfriend! I will read a few more times as I need the reinforcement, as I do with other resources. I do feel like I can finally be free!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Miami, FL, US
    02/04/17
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    "simply awesome!!! i"

    Love this book! no matter where you are with Alcohol, or with someone who is an addict, this book will be so valuable!! THANK YOU!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • elizabeth
    Tampa, fl United States
    16/03/17
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    "Effective"

    They say knowledge is power and I think it is. I know it sounds like how could anyone quit just by reading a book but I think it really works. I haven't had the desire to have another drink in about a week nill, none, Zippo.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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