Books to read when you’re thinking about not drinking
An Amazon bestseller that’s been featured on “Good Morning America,” Annie Grace’s “This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life” starts with the premise: “What if, by reversing years of unconscious conditioning, you could return to the perspective of a non-drinker? Not a recovering (sober) alcoholic … but a person who has never picked up a bottle…” Her follow-up, “The Alcohol Experiment: Expanded Edition: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control,” is essentially a way to help make any month Dry January, with a chapter and journal prompt for each day. You might also find inspiration in the “This Naked Mind” podcast, Grace’s Twitter account, or her website: thisnakedmind.com.
If you’re thinking about not drinking, This Naked Mind can be an excellent guide to help you. Download the first chapter for free now!
Some will find sobriety memoirs more helpful than quit-lit. And you won’t find a more powerful memoir than 2009′s “Lit,” by award-winning poet and best-selling memoiristMary Karr. Certain readers will feel this poem of a memoir, charting the author’s journey to sobriety. She writes: “At the end of my drinking, the kingdom I longed for, slaved for, and at the end of each day lunged at was a rickety slab of unreal estate about four foot square — a back stair landing off my colonial outside Cambridge, Mass. I’d sit hunched against the door guzzling whiskey and smoking Marlboros … this spate of hours was the highlight of day. I was empress of that small kingdom and ruled it in all weathers. … I defended my time there like a bull with a lowered head, for that was the only space in the world I had control of.”