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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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  • Ian B.
  • Florida, USA
  • 04-11-17

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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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plagarism

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

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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.

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loved it!

It talked to my subconscious, if that makes sense? I could totally relate. I also loved the humor that was included. I hope to find another similar book.

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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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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.

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Required Reading

Packed full of practical and intelligent information. Highly recommend for anyone that wants to lose the booze

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Free

Can’t describe how free I feel. Thank you for this miracle of a book! I wholeheartedly recommend reading this!

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Empowering

The reviews say you just won’t want alcohol anymore. I doubted but hoped and found it is true. Give it a try.

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  • M
  • 11-23-17

Very helpful and eye opening!

This book made me seriously reconsider my relationship with alcohol. Towards the end it became kinda preachy though.

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  • royce
  • 04-02-17

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

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  • Mrs AJ Hurst
  • 07-24-17

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.

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  • David
  • 11-08-17

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 😀

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  • anja siikanen
  • 08-05-17

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-21-17

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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  • Rebecca McCarthy
  • 12-08-17

Amazing book<br />Would recommend it to anyone

I would say best book I have read. I am now three months sober without any desire to drink again

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  • stuart
  • 12-08-17

I have unlocked my sub conscience mind

I have spent most of this year trying to overcome alcohol on and off. The easy part for me was not drinking but I failed when it came to social occasions, birthdays etc. So I decided to dedicate a full week to reading this naked, whilst working away because being away took me out of my comfort zone (habits formed over many years) this has enabled me to fully understand the physiological reasons why I used to drink. I have removed the desire to drink completely. This book is excellent.

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  • Stephanie Ainsworth
  • 12-06-17

Excellent!

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to change their relationship with alcohol. It really works!!!

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  • Sarah A.
  • 11-07-17

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

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  • Steve J. Black
  • 11-06-17

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.

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  • Joe Woodham
  • 05-20-17

Escaping

The naked mind was a brilliant eye opener. It has clearly explained the affects of alcohol not just on the body but psychologically and more importantly given me comfort knowing that not drinking is not going without however escaping. A former smoker, I thought I understood addiction and did not connect the dots that my drinking habits where exactly the same. Thank you Annie

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-16-17

Definitely worthwhile

Great factual and personal journey from the author. Helped me view alcohol differently which I hope will assist in me cutting back.

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  • Ben
  • 11-23-17

5 stars all the way

Incredibly helpful and practical book that's helped me to see drinking totally differently. Thank you very much

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  • Geeta
  • 11-08-17

Thankyou

Hit the nail on head for myself. That makes not only logical sense. But gave me a total different mindset. Which is workable in the real world we live in . Thankyou. Jason Australia.

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  • tara
  • 10-27-17

great and really nicely read.

Really helped me with my recovery (still a nom drinker) Highly recommend you try this if you are struggling with alcoholism or think you might be.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-25-17

Life changing

This book is the most important and life changing book I’ve ever listened to. Annie Grace was so easy to relate too, if fact at times I felt she was in my head, telling my story and Daisy Longs voice is so soothing to listen too. If you want to change your relationship with alcohol and understand why you had one in the first place please read or get the audio copy of this book and good luck.
Thank you Annie Grace, what a power gift you have given, you are very brave and should be extremely proud of yourself.
With love Nicola

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  • Tegan Louise
  • 09-24-17

Life changing

Everyone needs to listen to this. Everyone. It is a fascinating look at alcohol and how we use it, and how it uses us.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-19-17

Life-changing

I recommend this book for everyone who has ever had a drink or two! Eye opening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-16-17

Thank you Daisy!

I've been struggling with alcohol for a long time and I finally feel free!
The thoughts that kept me drinking have been replaced and now understand alcohol for what it truly is, I'm free.

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  • A. Odina
  • 07-22-17

Rehash of "the easy way"

I've read Allen Carr' 'the easy way to control alcohol' and found this book to be exactly the same with added philosophical ramblings. I give it three stars because if you haven't come across Allen Carr or Jason Vale this book might be of value. The best book I've found on the subject is William Porter's "Alcohol explained". Unfortunately it's not available as an audio book yet.