In her book, Quit Like a Woman, Holly Whitaker argues that we should all quit drinking—not because alcohol is bad for us but because our culture’s obsession with it is. Drawing on personal experience and scientific research, Whitaker makes the case that drinking isn’t just unhealthy or risky; it’s actually quite terrible for women. She offers readers a way out of alcoholism and into sobriety through radical self-acceptance and community support.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who feels like they drink too much, whether you’re a woman or not. Whitaker argues that our culture’s obsession with alcohol is unhealthy for everyone, and offers readers a way out of alcoholism and into sobriety through radical self-acceptance and community support.
- Whitaker makes a strong case for why we should all quit drinking, based on personal experience and scientific research.
- Her writing is engaging and accessible, even to those who don’t consider themselves “readers.”
- Quit Like a Woman offers readers a way out of alcoholism and into sobriety through radical self-acceptance and community support.
- It’s not as if everyone who drinks is an alcoholic.
- There are plenty of people who drink moderately and responsibly without any negative consequences.
- The book might be preachy to those who don’t share Whitaker’s views on alcohol
Learn more about the author
Holly Whitaker is a sobriety advocate, coach, and writer. She’s the founder of HollyWeighsIn.com and the author of Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcoholism.
“Quit Like a Woman is an essential read for anyone struggling with alcohol addiction, especially women. Holly Whitaker provides insightful advice and anecdotes based on her own experiences, as well as scientific research that highlight the unique dangers of drinking for females. This book will help you to understand why it’s important to quit drinking and offers suggestions on how to do so in a safe and healthy way.”
“Quit Like a Woman is more than an autobiography or memoir. It’s a guidebook to understanding the role alcohol plays in our lives and cultures, written with insight, intelligence, and wit. If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on drinking—or if you’re wondering if there might be another way to live your life—you need to read this book.”
“This book is a must-read for anyone struggling with alcohol addiction, or who knows someone who is. Whitaker provides a compelling argument for quitting drinking and offers practical advice on how to do so in a way that honors both the individual and the community. Her writing is engaging, informative, and inspirational.”
“Holly Whitaker provides powerful insights and tools for any woman who has ever felt powerless over alcohol. Quit Like a Woman resonates with candor, wisdom, and compassion, offering hope and guidance to those of us seeking refuge from the insidious effects of drinking culture.”