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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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    Christopher A. 05-12-17 Member Since 2015
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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
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    Ian B. Florida, USA 04-11-17
    Ian B. Florida, USA 04-11-17
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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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David Craft 04-06-17
    David Craft 04-06-17
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    "plagarism"

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

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    San Sebastian 07-10-17 Member Since 2015
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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
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    Feliciakd 11-19-17
    Feliciakd 11-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "easier to listen to than read"

    Annie's voice was the perfect answer to getting through this book. I found listening to her read was much easier than reading it myself. Although it was redundant I found it effective. Imperative, actually. I haven't had a drink in over a month since I read (listened to) her book. I appreciate her saying outloud all of the things most of us know but don't want to admit and that she calls out the alcohol industry for what it is which is brainwashing and marketing. I can't imagine that anyone who reads this book would want to continue to poison themselves with alcohol.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kristina AUGUSTA, ME, US 11-16-17
    kristina AUGUSTA, ME, US 11-16-17
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    "Loved"

    Great book. Well written and thought out. Really one of the best books I have ever read.

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    Beth 11-09-17
    Beth 11-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely life changing"

    This is so simply the best book I've ever listened to on alcohol !!! I've read many!!! None have explained so in detail the whys the realities and the mind! Grateful for the words that hit the chords to free yourself!!!! Thank you for my life back! Thank you for my Naked mind!!! You have made a difference in our world!

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    Carrie Lynn James 11-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Annie Grace is a fraud"

    This book is not for alcoholics that prescribe to the notion that alcoholism is a disease that needs to be treated every day. This book was written for the problem drinker only, the kind affected by the fact that alcohol is "bad for you" and that the media "tricked them." The author does not acknowledge any genetic component for alcoholism, in fact she rejects the label entirely. She does not comprehend the void alcoholics were or are attempting to fill, in vain, with alcohol. She assumes that alcohol gets anyone "more and more" addicted with increasing amounts. This is ridiculous. Alcoholics can drink the same amount for years, just enough to "hit the spot." It is not about how much one drinks, which is where she contradicts herself because she claims that it's not in the beginning of the book. I knew somewhere inside I was an alcoholic before I took my first drink, a shot of rum by myself at 16. I do not blame the media or society for this. My father was alcoholic, my late uncle was alcoholic, their parents (my paternal grandparents) were alcoholic... do you see a pattern here? Basically I am annoyed 3/4 through this book because it clearly was not written for an alcoholic. It actually rejects that alcoholism exists. Her arguments to put down the bottle are laughable to an alcoholic. Alcohol sucked the spirit out of me. It made me want to die. Spiritually. I was a void of a person. On one hand it seemed the solution. But there is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem. True alcoholics are not swayed by the societal representation or glorification of alcohol. We would drink during an apocalypse, for God's sake. I'm just annoyed that this author comes out the gate as some expert on addiction when her only source is Allen Carr. Yes, I agree, his method is sound for something like nicotine, which is a drug that is simply an addictive poison. Unfortunately this method does not translate the same for a true alcoholic. That addiction is a lot more complicated, and it more often than not includes a history of trauma, which was not mentioned because the author does not know what she's talking about. The only argument we agree on is that addiction cannot be moderated, although the title misleads one to believe that it can. If you think through some kind of hypnosis you can be convinced not to crave alcohol anymore, then by all means read this book. It was written for you.

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    Shannon C. Hamaker Chattanoog, TN 11-01-17
    Shannon C. Hamaker Chattanoog, TN 11-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Life & perspective shifting"

    Thankful for all of the research and vulnerability gone into this book. I recommend this for ANYONE that drinks alcohol and wants to know more about the effects.

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    Lori Bosley Las Vegas, NV 10-30-17
    Lori Bosley Las Vegas, NV 10-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Life Changer"

    The information contained in this book has forever changed my relationship with alcohol, and brought to consciousness my reasons for drinking. I am 10 days without my daily doses of “well deserved” wine at the end of the hard day. I am forever changed knowing this is my choice.

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  • royce
    4/2/17
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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

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs AJ Hurst
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    7/24/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • David
    LONDON SE15, United Kingdom
    11/8/17
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    "A must read for anyone who drinks alcohol "

    A fantastic book, very informative and insightful. A truly inspirational read. I have never come across a book like it. Makes you really think about alcohol. Whether you choose to stop or carry on drinking is entirely up to you. No judgements are made. For the record I stopped and feel fantastic. A must read or listen for anyone. D 😀

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • anja siikanen
    8/5/17
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    manchester UK
    7/21/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah A.
    11/7/17
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    "Enlightening"

    I found this book spoke to me directly and it was reassuring to know I’m not the only one having this internal struggle .
    Thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/6/17
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    "fantastic"

    loved it really interesting and helpful . love the facts and the honesty of the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve J. Black
    11/6/17
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    "Really helped me understand my addiction"

    We all know alcohol is bad for us but I seriously had not appreciated the issues fully. This book opened my eyes to the concept of addiction and what I can do to have a much healthier relationship with alcohol and those around me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer hall
    10/24/17
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    "Amazing insight - recommended and will listen again"

    I’m already on my way to not drinking but this has added so much more depth and understanding to my dislike for the physical and mental disadvantages to the habit.

    Listen to this and will enable the profoundest questioning of behaviour promoted by society that lacks substance on so many levels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me
    Scotland
    10/9/17
    "Life Changing (and I don't say this lightly). "

    I rarely leave reviews (and never 5 star), but I feel like this should be everybody's first port of call if they are hoping to have an honest conversation with themselves about alcohol. Annie Grace may well have been inspired by other writers who have taken on the same subject matter - as far as I can see she credits each &amp; every one of them - but for me, I felt that her style immediately got me on side. I trusted her and the information she shares and because of the personal aspect the book is written from, and the brilliant narration from Daisy Long - I felt there was a dialogue between writer and reader. It was more like a trusted friend was confiding in me, rather than lecturing me about the scary stuff. <br/><br/>Before I started with This Naked Mind, I was drinking 3, 4, 5 times the weekly guidelines and whilst I was functioning - things were not great. I'd tried everything else in the hopes that alcohol wasn't becoming a problem and realised I was fooling myself. Initially I started This Naked Mind so I could start controlling alcohol and drink 'like a normal person'. The thought of never drinking again was so extreme and bonkers it wasn't even on my radar. I stopped drinking before I finished the book and have now done 40 days straight. After the book, I joined Annie's 30 day challenge - www.alcoholexperiment.com which is an incredible, free daily support &amp; resource for anybody looking to experiment with stopping drinking and I'm now well on the way to meeting my next challenge of 100 days. Before this I barely managed 3 days without. <br/><br/>I can't stress this enough - I did not think this would be possible. I'm not using willpower, I've not even had cravings beyond the first few days when alcohol was leaving my system. I have been around friends and family while they have been drinking - I have even poured them drinks - and not once have I thought 'ah, just one won't hurt'. This has 100% changed my brain. It's the best thing I've ever done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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