Book Reviews

How do you plan to quit drinking?

If you are choosing the willpower method then best of luck to you…the road is long and arduous.

I didn’t choose the willpower method and instead I learned to understand that alcohol offered me ‘zero’ benefits. This stark realisation changed everything for me.

A book helped me see the truth and it was the Easyway to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr. The same man who had helped me quit smoking a decade earlier.

So if books had the power to help me quit smoking and drinking, what else did they have the power to alter in my life.

As it transpired.


I have changed every facet of my life. From what I eat, to what I drink, to how I think and to who I spend my time with. Everything in my life has changed and here are the books that have all helped point me in the right direction.

Book 1: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Book 2: Starting Over by John Gray

Book 3: In The Green Kitchen by Alice Waters

Book 4: Embracing Uncertainty by Susan Jeffers

Book 5: People Skills by Robert Bolton

Book 6: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Book 7: Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink

Book 8: Alone on the Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo

Book 9: You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

Book 10: EGO: The Fall of the Twin Towers and the Rise of an Enlightened Humanity by Peter Baumann and Michael W. Taft

Book 11: Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron

Book 12: Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Book 13: Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

Book 14: The TOTAL Money Makeover by Dave Ramsay

Book 15: I Will Teach You to be Rich by Rami Sethi

Book 16: The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Creating a Cash Machine For Life by Loral Langemeier

Book 17: The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Book 18: Where Were You When I Needed You Dad? by Jane Myers Drew

Book 19: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton

Book 20: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Book 21: Radical Parenting by Brad Blanton

Book 22: The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brendan Manning

Book 23: Change Your Gambling; Change Your Life by Howard Shaffer

Book 24: Love & Survival by Dean Ornish, M.D.

Book 25: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

Book 26: The Liver Cleansing Diet by Sandra Cabot. MD.

Book 27: Reaching Out by Mark Williams

Book 28: Healing Words by Larry Dossey

Book 29: Whats Next? Create Your Dream Job With a Plan B by Dr. Michael B. Grossman

Book 30: The Linchpin by Seth Godin

Book 31: How to Get the Job You’ll Love by John Lees

Book 32: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Book 33: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Book 34: The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

Book 35: The Millionaire Mindset by Gerry Robert

Book 36: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Book 37: The 4hr Work Week by Tim Ferris

Book 38: Market Wizards by Jack D.Schwager

Book 39: Fried Blue Potatoes by Charlene Potterbaum

Book 40: Kick the Drink Easily! by Jason Vale

Book 41: The Easyweigh to Lose Weight by Allen Carr

Book 42: Healing Back Pain by John E.Sarno M.D.

Book 43: Lead The Field by Earl Nightingale

Book 44: The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz

Book 45: Fat Chance by Dr. Robert Lustig

Book 46: A Survival Guide to Life by Bear Grylls

Book 47: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Book 48: Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen DesMaisons

Book 49: Drinking Water (A History) by James Salzman

Book 50: The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E.Gerber

Book 51: This Year I Will… by M.J.Ryan

Book 52: Committed: A Love Story by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book 53: The Tao of Sexology: The Book of Infinite Wisdom by Stephen T. Chang

Book 54: The Web of Debt by Ellen Hodgson Brown

Book 55: The Conspiracy of the Rich by Robert Kiyosaki

Book 56: Treating Pornography Addiction by Dr. Kevin B. Skinner

Book 57: The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

Book 58: Wellness Coaching for Lasting Lifestyle Change by Michael Arloski

Book 59: Wabi Sabi Love by Arielle Ford

Book 60: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Book 61: Awaken The Giant Within (Abridged Audio Version) by Anthony Robbins

Book 62: Changing For Good by James Prochaska

Book 63: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Book 64: The Meaning of Addiction by Stanton Peele

Book 65: Transcendental Meditation by Jack Forem

Book 66: Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Karr and Chad Sarno

Book 67: The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature by Richard Koch

Book 68: The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Book 69: All Marketeers Tell Stories by Seth Godin

Book 70: I Need to Stop Drinking by Liz Hemingway

Book 71: It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to be by Paul Arden

Book 72: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

Book 73: Quantum Jumps by Cynthia Larson

Book 74: David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell

Book 75: Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon

Book 76: The Spirit of Intimacy by Sobonfu Some

Book 77: The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

What do you think I should read next? 

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