Dry(ish) January (ish)

January is here, and with it the annual movement of self-improvement. Some people swear off sweets, others commit to exercise regimens, and a growing number are adopting "Dry January."  You needn't have started on January 1; any 30-days will do. I decided a year ago this past November that I needed to change my relationship with alcohol. I'd long had (and still have) a strong aversion to twelve-step programs, (i.e., the disease model, and total abstinence) and without many other options available, I turned to books. Well, to be honest, I turned first to podcasts, which led to a number of books. First among them was Annie Grace's This Naked Mind, which I found to be a treasure trove of motivating facts and supportive messages. It tops my list and you'll always find it on the shelf in our Personal Wellness section. The titles that follow are some others that I thnk strike the right balance between prescriptive and profound. I've made some notes about each one.

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525537236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - January 2nd, 2018

Staff Pick Badge
The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062883780
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - April 6th, 2021

Under the Influence: A Life-Saving Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593358221
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam - September 28th, 2021

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984825070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 2021

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316259583
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - January 15th, 2019

The Secret To Superhuman Strength Cover Image
By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544387652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

The Alcohol Experiment: Expanded Edition: A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge To Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593330241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - September 29th, 2020

The Vermont Book Shop  |   38 Main Street, Middlebury, VT   |   (802) 388-2061  |  orders@vermontbookshop.com

Terms & ConditionsPrivacy PolicyReturn / Refund Policy | Shipping & Payment Information | Contact Us