The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

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The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

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That’s where Adrian Chiles’s likable and highly readable memoir of his relationship with booze comes in. This pocket-sized book presents the most essential poems in his dispensary: those which, again and again, have really shown themselves to work. First and foremost, alcohol is so woven into the fabric of my life, in all sorts of different ways, that it would take a great deal of unpicking. Again, I would stress it’s a personal opinion but if you are looking for inspiration to stop drinking I don’t think it’s this book.

If I walk along my three-mile line of drinks I’m appalled to realise that by the one-mile mark, I’m already seeing drinks I could have managed without; drinks I could have not drunk without diminishing my enjoyment of anything one jot.Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. This extraordinary debut, full of unexpected humour and emotional truth, marks the arrival of a thrilling and significant new talent. There is plenty of talk of boozing sessions over the years, but this is balanced by reflections on how much of this was actually enjoyable or necessary. But it is well written, and has some interesting things to say about how we see addiction and recovery, especially for American readers. The style is chatty and easy to read, with his alcohol journey split into decades, intertwined with advice he's received from others and his personal thoughts on moderation.

I knew there would be lots of nice people at the wedding but, I’m ashamed to say, I wasn’t much looking forward to it because, for me, there wouldn’t be any drink involved. His book takes a Jungian psychology approach to addictions and drinking, with five universal archetypes as the thread through his take on the topic.Ever since he was a teenager, drinking was his idea of a good time – and not just his, but seemingly the whole nation’s. I manage to run a successful business and a family of four, so I can’t be doing that much damage to myself.

As for actual strategies to cut down, there are an assortment littered throughout the book some of which may be useful. When our daughter was seriously ill (suspected leukaemia initially, and then diagnosed with an auto immune disease) I gave up completely as I knew it was all or nothing at a time of stress- and dealing with sleepless nights and a hangover would have been horrific. He starts by discussing the basics of his approach, emotions and how to handle them, and our self-beliefs.What is unique to New Mocktails Bible, are recipes provided by many alcohol-free drink producers, using their own products.

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