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The Top 10 Quit Lit Books To Stop Drinking

by | Nov 12, 2021 | Top Reviews

The Top 10 Quit Lit Books To Stop Drinking in 2022

Review of the Top 10 Quit Lit Books to stop drinking with title, author, year, link, cover, description, rank, pages, reviews and ASIN based on selection of the best and then ranked according to independently assessed Estimated Sales.

1. “The Easy Way to Stop Drinking Alcohol” by Allen Carr (2005)*

ISBN: 9781402736476

Description: “Carr offers a startling new view of why we drink and how we can escape the addiction. Only when we step away from the supposed pleasures and understand how we are being duped to believe we are receiving real benefits can we begin to live our lives free from any desire or need for drinking.”

Reviews: Original no longer in print. Estimated sales in excess of 416 / 74 (MI).

Notes: The first and classic quit lit book, widely imitated and cited as an influence by Annie Grace, “This Naked Mind” and Mark Holmes, “Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol; The Easy, Mindful and Pain-free Way.”

2. “This Naked Mind” by Annie Grace (2018)

Description: “Millions of people worry that drinking is affecting their health, yet are unwilling to seek change because of the misery and stigma associated with alcoholism and recovery.”

Rank (BSR): #3,966
Sales Rank Categories:
# 3,966 Kindle Store
# 2 Health Recovery eBooks
# 2 Consciousness & Thought
# 2 Drinks & Beverages
KDP Pages: 264 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 416 / 74 (MI)
Reviews: 4.6 (6,588)

3. “Alcohol Explained” by William Porter (2015)

Description:Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological, and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism.”

Rank (BSR): #9,389
Sales Rank Categories:
# 9,389 Kindle Store
# 7 Health Recovery eBooks
# 21 Alcoholism Health Issues
# 301 Self-Help & Counselling
KDP Pages: 254 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 283 / 58 (MI)
Reviews: 4.6 (2,367)
ASIN: 1516997190

4. “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” by Catherine Gray (2017)

Description: “Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of ‘drunk tank’ jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.”

Rank (BSR): #6,972
Sales Rank Categories:
# 6,972 Kindle Store
# 1 Social Science & Psychology Biographies
# 2 Alternative & Holistic Medicine
# 5 Health Recovery eBooks
KDP Pages: 272 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 237 / 51 (MI)
Reviews: 4.6 (4,022)
ASIN: B0721L1L39

5. “Alcohol and You” by David Lewis (2017)

Description: “Alcohol and You” includes everything you need to self-diagnose alcohol problems and find the solution that is right for you.”

Rank (BSR): #18,793
Sales Rank Categories:
# 18,793 Kindle Store
# 1 Psychopharmacology
# 2 Medical Research
# 5 Psychology & Counselling Reference
KDP Pages: 237 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 88 / 24 (MI)
Reviews: 4.4 (351)

6. “Alcohol Lied To Me” by Craig Beck (2017)

Description: “Craig Beck is a well-regarded family man with two children, a beautiful home, and a successful media career. A director of several companies & at one time the trustee of a large children’s charity.”

Rank (BSR): #32,681
Sales Rank Categories:
# 32,681 Kindle Store
# 39 Health Recovery eBooks
# 75 Family & Lifestyle Drug Addiction
# 85 Alcoholism Health Issues
KDP Pages: 165 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 50 / 13 (MI)
Reviews: 4.2 (1,081)

7. “Quit Drinking” by Rebecca Dolton (2020)

Description: “You’re hungover, thinking about the questionable things you did or said the night before, hesitant to check the messages on your phone. ”

Rank (BSR): #43,763
Sales Rank Categories:
# 43,763 Kindle Store
# 8 Parenting Reference
# 9 Family Health
# 12 Parenting Morals & Responsibility
KDP Pages: 174 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 38 / 9 (MI)
Reviews: 4.5 (61)

8.  “Holmes’s Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol; The easy, mindful and pain-free way” by Mark Holmes (2021)

Description: “Written in a lively, “fact-based” and “highly entertaining style” utilizing tried-and-tested Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, which has helped millions achieve permanent sobriety, combined with the latest scientific research with over 300+ academic references.”

Rank (BSR): #59,340
Sales Rank Categories:
# 59,340 Kindle Store
# 6 Psychological Research
# 58 Psychological Counselling
# 106 Health Recovery eBooks
KDP Pages: 375 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 28 / 5 (MI)
Reviews: 4.3 (8)
ASIN: B09891C7Y5

9. “Kick the Drink…Easily!” by Jason Vale (2011)

Description: “There is no such thing as an alcoholic and there is no such disease as alcoholism! (as Society understands it)’.”

Rank (BSR): #86,373
Sales Rank Categories:
# 86,373 Kindle Store
# 168 Health Recovery eBooks
# 210 Alcoholism Health Issues
# 538 Exercise & Fitness
KDP Pages: 314 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 19 / 2 (MI)
Reviews: 4.5 (1,485)
ASIN: B004S0T5I6

10. “The Sober Survival Guide” by Simon Chapple (2019)

Description: “The Sober Survival Guide – How to Free Yourself from Alcohol Forever – By Simon Chapple. Foreword by Annie Grace – Author of This Naked Mind – Control Alcohol. Are you tired of thinking about drinking?”

Rank (BSR): #380,140
Sales Rank Categories:
# 380,140 Kindle Store
# 780 Health Recovery eBooks
# 804 Alcoholism Health Issues
# 1,039 Family & Lifestyle Drug Addiction
KDP Pages: 167 (Paperback)
Estimated Sales: 4 / 1 (MI)
Reviews: 4.6 (11)
ASIN: B07YNB7261

Estimated sales are based on Amazon rankings and this list is selective and not exhaustive. Please feel free to add any books that are not mentioned, and have helped you stop drinking in the comments below and/or any comments on whether any of the books above have helped you stop drinking. Please share using the buttons below if you found this article useful. Thank you. 🙂



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Holmes is a former School Counsellor, and qualified teacher, and high functioning alcoholic for over thirty years who spent years researching how to stop drinking which led to training as a CBT Therapist and culminated in writing his unique CBT and mindfulness method of alcohol cessation in "Holmes's Complete Guide To Stop Drinking Alcohol; The Easy, Mindful and Pain-free Way" available online and from all good retailers.

Holmes has a Master's degree from UCL, and is a registered CBT Therapist at NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, and abides by their professional standards and ethics.

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