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The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

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Discover the fascinating history of the humble notebook, from the bustling markets of medieval Florence to the quiet studies of our greatest thinkers. This is the perfect read for stationery fans and history buffs alike! Having had Allan Carr's The Easy Way to Control Alcohol for a few years and never had the inclination to get round to reading it, I thought I would give this a go as it seemed a bit more likely and a bit more achievable for me. Honest, funny and full of strategies on how to moderate your drinking, Chiles is genuinely passionate about his pints and the need to enjoy them without ever coming across as preachy - a fine line many have failed to tread ... sage ... funny and touching' Discover the captivating origins and hidden meanings of the flags that we all know today in this sparkling tour through this universal subject!

The Good Drinker by Adrian Chiles | Waterstones The Good Drinker by Adrian Chiles | Waterstones

He calculated that if he lined up every drink he’d ever had it would stretch over three miles. “A lot of the drinking was just pointless. The real tragedy is if I looked at how many of those were drinks I really wanted, needed or enjoyed I think it’s only about a third of them. So I cut the pointless drinks out. I just thought which drinks do I really need, want and enjoy and try and restrict myself to them.”

I'm not entirely sure why I read this. I can't say I'm a huge drinker, nor had I much experience with Adrian. However I found this hard to put down.

The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

There were a few figures and facts that stood out to me. Although, also a few that felt incredibly obvious and common sense. It never felt overly preachy or overly "self-help", as it was littered with enough personal and other stories to keep it enjoyable whilst trying to give an argument for moderation.Remember that if Christmas is great for you, it’s probably because you’re with your loved ones and people you like who you’ve not seen for a while. It’s not because you’ve drunk so much. Don’t give alcohol all the credit.” I’ve occasionally been asked why it is that I need to go for a drink before watching the Albion play. I’ve always answered with something lame, along the lines of, “You wanna try watching us sober”… where does this urge come from? I’ve raced off to games hours early to give me a chance to drink a lot of beer in a relatively short time … the craic is good, usually. Sometimes it isn’t, Occasionally it’s all rather boring. But I always make the effort. Why? Well..’ He’s also quite taken with alcohol-free beer and is keen to spread the word through his book and an associated tour, which will take in The Holroyd Community Theatre in Oswestry on Monday. All about the challenge of doing something about excessive drinking short of going fully abstinent. Seems to be working for him so far. Contains quite a few clever sounding approaches taken by him and various others he's talked to.

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