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? 

Do you want to quit alcohol but are scared of what life is like on the other side?

Lee Davy is six years sober and writes about his struggles in his personal diary. Download the first five chapters of the 2015 Needy Helper Diary, and begin your journey today.

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