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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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    Ian B. Florida, USA 04-11-17
    Ian B. Florida, USA 04-11-17 Member Since 2016

    I like to read with my eyes closed.

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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
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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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    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.

    1 of 1 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".

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kelli 07-22-17
    kelli 07-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enlightening read!"

    Just finished the audio version and it was awesome! Pretty deep stuff, rereading it right away!

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    Amazon Customer Sunbury, Oh USA 07-15-17
    Amazon Customer Sunbury, Oh USA 07-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrific!"

    This is the best book I've found on stopping drinking. Very in-depth and helpful.

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    Linda C. Pevac 07-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Quite possibly the most important book I've ever read."

    The content and the audio delivery was very personal and empathetic. I felt that Annie Grace, the author, was speaking directly to me through the narrator. Hands down it was the best most influential book I've listened to on Audible. Thank you Audible for providing this awesome, life changing book on your list of choices!

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    Amazon Customer 07-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very helpful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are thinking that alcohol is taking more then giving, then you might find this approach useful. I've already recommended this book to several friends who are interested in removing alcohol from their lives.


    What other book might you compare This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol to and why?

    I've read many other books re alcohol and control but I appreciate this text for the thoughtful summary of medical research as it relates to alcohol and the body. Author has made a strong case for alcohol free living.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Annie Grace presents a new paradigm - a life without alcohol that is attainable with a change in outlook. Refreshing!


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    Jennifer Bould 07-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "You Must Read This Book"

    It doesn't matter if you drink or not, this book is a must read for any one who values an independent mind. We are all brainwashed, in my country anyway. I'm an Australian and our culture is brainwashed that alcohol is great, mate. Do yourself a favour and find out for yourself- the stark reality is that you've been conned, lied to, in one of the most comprehensive, destructive propaganda campaigns ever mounted in human history.

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    Jim W. 06-25-17
    Jim W. 06-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Truly transforming from the beginning"

    For those that feel you need to change, you have come to the right place. This book changes your perspective immediately .. I felt the weight lifted off me and my paradigm shifted to a new and better outlook. You got the book... now you have control. Enjoy

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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

    9 of 9 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.

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  • Artful Blogger
    7/23/17
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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
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    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.

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