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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    royce 02/04/2017
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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

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible."

    I never believed that stopping drinking could be easy. I do now. This is a very powerful book.

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    Jonathan 06/08/2017
    Jonathan 06/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Effective, but unoriginal"

    Very effective, but on reading other people's work, some of the content is almost word for word the same. This is coming worth a listen, but the work it is 'based on' is better.

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    anja siikanen 05/08/2017
    anja siikanen 05/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "very insightful and helpful"

    Absolutely life changing! A lot of Allen Carrs theories and suggestions but this is by no means a bad thing quite the opposite. very refreshing and insightful. its like the author is reading my mind.
    lovely narrator also.
    recommend this book to anyone that drinks, willing to quit or not.
    i already know this book will be pivotal on my journey towards happiness and sobriety. I am ready to meet myself again ! thank you

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    Mrs AJ Hurst Cheshire 24/07/2017
    Mrs AJ Hurst Cheshire 24/07/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Great approach"

    l downloaded the book to listen to on my daily commute. Easy to follow, easy to understand , makes perfect sense and really well narrated. Not a drop for over a week, just not interested. Even been to a party, danced all night and drank iced water all night. There is definitely something in this book that work's.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Artful Blogger 23/07/2017
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    "An end to cognitive dissonance on alcohol "

    A really great book. I did 10 years in AA and always found it frustrating that I was tied to do meetings for the rest of my life. I stopped going to meetings after about 8 years of sobriety. 5 years later, after stopping smoking, found I was misusing alcohol again. This book has given me what AA couldn't.

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    Amazon Customer manchester UK 21/07/2017
    Amazon Customer manchester UK 21/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A must read or listen"

    This book was recommended to me after I had 6 months sobriety, it clinched it for me. Annie makes so much sense, I urge anyone who ever drinks alcohol to read this book. Problem drinker or not, just read it and find wisdom and freedom. Or just enjoy.

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    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ian B.
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    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. <br/><br/>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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • David Craft
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    "plagarism"

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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • San Sebastian
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    "Greetings from Day 29"

    I've never experienced anything like this book in the 15 years I've been alcohol-dependent. You have very little to lose by giving it a try, and everything to gain.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mb
    12/08/17
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    "Thank you!"

    Annie,
    Thank you for your bravery and honesty.
    I will listen to this over and over !
    It's amazing what a different perspective can do when it comes to sobriety.
    Perhaps your marketing career can be put to use in making sober hip and cool.
    Looking forward to your podcast.

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    Montara, US, Canada
    08/08/17
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    "read it!"

    Wonderful way to change your thinking about drinking! wonderfully presented, easy to listen to! check it out!

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  • Anonymous
    06/08/17
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    "Wow!!!!! Just wow 🤗"

    This book has opened my mind up so much. Training my unconscious mind with this book has dramatically decreased my cravings for alcohol. I can probably count on one hand the number of days I have not had a drink since I began drinking in my late teens. I am now 35 years old. Today is day 6 without drinking and while I definitely do have some cravings, they aren't really that bad!! I think I might just be able to call my self a nondrinker now! I am blown away. I didn't even intend to quit completely when I started reading this book but my view on alcohol is completely different now! Wow!!

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  • Emmanuel W Carrion
    05/08/17
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    "Eye-opening, and life-changing."

    It's like the blinders are gone, like I can see for the first time. Like leaving prison after decades of being behind bars.... I am so thankful of this book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Chester Anderson
    02/08/17
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    "Saved my life."

    If you think that you might struggle with alcohol addiction read this book set yourself free and save your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diana Rivera
    31/07/17
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    "Most Informative and well structured books!"

    This book should be made into a class for all schools. I'm not a drinker, but have been greatly impacted by alcohol. I am ready to join a movement! So inspirational and from the heart. Annie Grace, I commend your courage! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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