Quit Like a Woman

Author(s): Holly Glenn Whitaker


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


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General Fields

  • : 9781526612281
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Holly Glenn Whitaker
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 368