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Holly's story was that of all the women who try to conform to a life they are told they should want - one that looks good on paper and in movies. She drank green juice and made all the right sounds with men she didn't really like and killed it in the board room and had a yoga-tight body. She did all the right things until all the right things left her prostrate, drunk, on the floor of her apartment. But when she started to look for a way to recover, the support systems she found for sobriety were archaic and patriarchal. Urging drinkers towards a newfound humility is great if you're a man, but if you're a woman and not in a position to renounce privileges you never had, a whole other approach is needed. Quit Like a Woman is a memoir which is also a call to arms, a revolution against everything we assume is true about alcohol and addiction, and a celebration of learning how to claim everything life has to offer.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781526612281
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 9 Jan 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.6(H) x 13.5(L)
Weight (gm): 394

 

Author Biography

Holly Whitaker is the founder and CEO of Tempest (formerly Hip Sobriety). With years of experience in the fields of healthcare and tech, she created a human centered recovery modality and virtual platform offering education, community and support services, in 2014. Holly has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, and TechCrunch and was named in Inc's 2019 Female Founders 100 List. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat Mary Katherine.
Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol
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