Quit Like A Woman
I read most books in a few days, but I took my time with this one. Exhaustively researched and cohesively organized Quit Like a Woman (affiliate link) provides opportunity for reflection on nearly every page. The title doesn’t do it justice. It is about so much more than just giving up alcohol. It is a new look at history, a journey inward, and a cry for social justice.
What I like most about Holly’s writing is that she gives herself permission to speak as an authority not just about her own experience but also about her beliefs. This sounds like such an obvious way to be, but as she so well explains, it is very much something women have been conditioned not to do. Through her own story of recovery, she walks you through the journey that led her to love herself and claim her voice, so that you can too.
Yesterday marked nine months alcohol-free for me. I’ve spent a lot of time recently writing about what that has meant for me, and I’ll share those thoughts soon, but for now I’ll keep it simple: Best decision I ever made!