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  • By: Annie Grace
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  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (714 ratings)

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By: Annie Grace
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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, difficult and involve deprivation, 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 audiobook, 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, humour 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 fulfilment but also to ending the heartache experienced by millions as a result of second-hand drinking.

Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to the life you have been waiting for.

©2018 Annie Grace LLC (P)2018 Penguin Random House Audio

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Unoriginal and irritating

I'm a middle-aged man and this book immediately grated with me with its over-exaggerated, every 4th-word emphasis style of presentation and near plagiarized content. This style of writing and delivery might be more relatable to the millennial generation and later but it irritates me to no end. I couldn't finish the book.
Also, as others have commented on Amazon and Goodreads, this is a regurgitation of the work of other very smart authors. She even uses exactly the same examples from other books (the pitcher plant from Alan Carr for example). I recommend you read some of those reviews first and perhaps find those books that she refers to and read them instead.

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Delivers as promised

Annie has really helped to change my perception of alcohol. Annie is the reader which really helps to deliver the message as she is so passionate. I feel like I know her personally.

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Very poor

Unfortunately I found this book impossible to listen to. After 8 chapters I was unable to take any more. Annie is a self proclaimed expert (experience n=1) who tells you repeately she is going to empower you to change your life but then gives no meaningful information just a new repetition of the same promises with every chapter. I dont have the patients to see if later chapters are better. I find myself telling the speaker "get on with it !" or "you've said that already 5 times !" Plenty of pseudo science and hope but not much more. I'm sure there will be better books on this topic out there.

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Helpful

The fact that i can relate to this book so much is really reassuring. To know other people are going through the same issues I have. This book has made me realise i was never in control.

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The content was good.

I struggled to listen to whole thing. It could have just been me, but I was not interested.

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Not relatable for me

This book came with many recommendations but it was just not relatable to me. It is modern, western centric view which probably relates to many people. It has more focus that alcohol is advertising, commercial and just sugar drink. I am sure it helped many change and reflect but i couldn't relate to the book or get into it. I enjoyed "We are the Happiest" book though.

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Not helpful for me

I was pretty disappointed with this book tbh. The author seemed to constantly ramble on about how bad alcohol is, almost as if trying to convince herself. Some things she stated as more or less facts (“people almost always drink more as they get older”), just didn’t ring true from my experience. Most people I know in their thirties and forties drink a lot less now than they did in their twenties. Another issue I had was how she played down the enjoyment you get from alcohol. No it doesn’t make you happy, but it does give you pleasure. There’s no way around that, it can harm your health and cause myriad other problems but it IS pleasurable. Anyway, I didn’t like this book but you could possibly get some benefit out of it, so maybe give it a shot. Hey

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so very worth it

so very thought provoking - I found what I was looking for and more - thanks Annie x

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Great book to help cut back

For me this book let me see alcohol from a new point of view. My desire to drink has changed stright away, for the better 😊.

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Good intentions but turns to scaremongering gibberish

The author starts off with really good intentions and describes a lot of psychological issues with alcohol which, while not new, makes sense. I did feel empowered to start off but then it seemed like she ran out of ideas. There was quite a bit of Showmanship with her life about how great she was with the great husband in a great job doing the great expensive things and how hilarious things get without the poison. It just got too much. A few real examples how as a mere mortal she stuffed up and the consequences would have gone far better. When she described to a friend that she would not ask her to drink motor oil in moderation, so why get her to drink the evil poison etc etc that is alcohol, I just had to stop listening. Alan Carr’s book on smoking was excellent, but he tried the same trick with drinking and it had the same affect as this book, way too much. Nice try but, excuse the pun, no cigar!!

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