Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol Audiobook, by Holly Whitaker Play Audiobook Sample

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol Audiobook

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol Audiobook, by Holly Whitaker Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Holly Whitaker Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593156179

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

19

Longest Chapter Length:

58:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

16 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

32:00 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An unflinching examination of how our drinking culture hurts women and a gorgeous memoir of how one woman healed herself.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed “You don’t know how much you need this book, or maybe you do. Either way, it will save your life.”—Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO The founder of the first female-focused recovery program offers a groundbreaking look at alcohol and a radical new path to sobriety. We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet no one ever questions alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone doesn’t drink. It is a qualifier for belonging and if you don’t imbibe, you are considered an anomaly. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some kind of magic elixir, though it is anything but. When Holly Whitaker decided to seek help after one too many benders, she embarked on a journey that led not only to her own sobriety, but revealed the insidious role alcohol plays in our society and in the lives of women in particular. What’s more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Fueled by her own emerging feminism, she also realized that the predominant systems of recovery are archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women and other historically oppressed people—who don’t need to lose their egos and surrender to a male concept of God, as the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous state, but who need to cultivate a deeper understanding of their own identities and take control of their lives. When Holly found an alternate way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create a sober community with resources for anyone questioning their relationship with drinking, so that they might find their way as well. Her resultant feminine-centric recovery program focuses on getting at the root causes that lead people to overindulge and provides the tools necessary to break the cycle of addiction, showing us what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it. Written in a relatable voice that is honest and witty, Quit Like a Woman is at once a groundbreaking look at drinking culture and a road map to cutting out alcohol in order to live our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. You will never look at drinking the same way again.

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"I was blown away by Holly Whitaker's compelling story and her inspiring message of hope in Quit Like a Woman. The book is about how Whitaker embraced sobriety after years of struggling with alcohol addiction and finding that traditional methods of recovery weren’t working for her. She chronicles her journey with unflinching honesty and vulnerability, helping readers learn more about their own relationship with alcohol, even if they don’t struggle with addiction themselves. Whitaker makes it clear that this isn't just a book of personal stories; it's also an exploration into why our culture is so obsessed with alcohol and how the cycle can be broken. She examines the intricate connection between alcohol consumption and issues like mental health, shame, stress relief and gender roles. Overall, this is an important read for anyone looking to break free from the conformity of drinking culture or thinking about taking steps towards sobriety. Whether you're personally affected by addiction or simply curious about understanding our society's relationship with booze better, this audiobook will provide you with invaluable insight."

— AlisonAnderson (5 out of 5 stars)

Quit Like a Woman Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.71428571428571 out of 54.71428571428571 out of 54.71428571428571 out of 54.71428571428571 out of 54.71428571428571 out of 5 (4.71)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Gerri, 2/23/2023
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    — Isabelle Charles, 1/31/2023
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    " This book is an eye-opening and inspiring account of how one woman took control of her life and made the conscious decision to quit drinking alcohol. Whitaker’s narration is engaging and powerful, drawing you into her story and giving you an inside look at what it felt like for her to make this change. Her honest discussion about why she chose to quit drinking alcohol and her experiences throughout the process are incredibly insightful. She talks candidly about how she struggled with the stigma associated with not drinking in social situations, as well as the physical effects that giving up drinking had on her body. As she recounts her journey, she also shares useful advice for anyone who may be considering making similar changes in their lives - providing both practical tools and emotional support along the way. Inspiring and enlightening! "

    — beth97, 11/17/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It's clear that Whitaker did extensive research for this book, taking a close look at both scientific studies and personal interviews in order to provide a comprehensive picture of sobriety in our society today. All in all, this audiobook is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn more about quitting alcohol or reducing their consumption of it. Holly Whitaker’s story is inspiring and motivating - something that I think we all need more of right now! As someone who has personally benefited from hearing Whitaker’s words, I highly recommend this audiobook! "

    — Nancy K, 9/26/2022
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    " Quit Like a Woman covers an important topic that many people are dealing with today – alcoholism and how to combat it. However, I felt like it could have gone into more detail in some areas, as sometimes the discussion felt shallow or lacking in depth. Whitaker has clearly done extensive research on the subject matter and provides some good insights into how we can better approach drinking habits in our society, but I don't feel like she went deep enough into some of the complex issues surrounding alcohol consumption. For example, she didn't dive into why certain demographics are more prone to alcohol abuse than others or how different forms of media fuel our cultural obsession with alcohol. I also would have liked to see her discuss alternative ways of approaching sobriety beyond just refraining from drinking entirely; this could include moderation-based approaches, mindfulness techniques, etc., which may be more conducive for certain people looking for help. The book does provide some interesting perspectives on how we view drinking in our culture but lacks the level of detail needed to really drive home its message. As such, it's probably not worth your time unless you're specifically interested in this subject matter and want more surface-level information about it. "

    — connor, 5/15/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is powerful stuff! Holly Whitaker's writing style is conversational yet powerful; she provides practical advice without being overly preachy or judgmental. And as someone who has listened to many audiobooks over the years, I must also commend Whitaker on her exceptional narration skills - she reads in such a captivating way that you feel as though she is talking directly to you throughout the entire book. I came away feeling that I know a whole lot more about alcohol addiction and recovery now. "

    — RGB#1, 10/6/2021
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    " I found a woman in holly’s truth that spoke to me in a way id never felt before. It was like hearing my life played out in another body. If sobriety is your goal? No matter how far you are in your journey finding Holly is like gold. "

    — Diya Charles, 2/16/2020