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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by 1sunworshipper » 18 Jan 2011 20:53

Hi Linda, Happy birthday and anniversary.

I've obviously have a cut down version of the no more hangovers book as mine only has 125 pages. Happy reading and I'm pleased it is working for you so far ;)?
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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by lawrence » 18 Jan 2011 20:57

Hi 1sun, mine has 179 pages (+appendix)... didn't know there were different versions....

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Post by 1sunworshipper » 18 Jan 2011 21:49

how bizzare I know he had another book out but can't remember what that one was called, mine was published in 2010 which I bought off ebay. Seemed from Linda's post perhaps she has the novel version.
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Post by Ladysnoops » 18 Jan 2011 21:54

Interesting! Now I have to go home and count the pages :D I'm guessing it is around 250 pages and is large print so maybe that is part of the difference?

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Post by 1sunworshipper » 18 Jan 2011 22:02

No Linda mine is large text too. This one is priced at 4.99 so I guess it must be a 'cut down' version - that's not on because I want the sobriety version! ha ha ha :lol: :lol:
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Post by Ladysnoops » 18 Jan 2011 22:09

I think mine was like $24.99 so it must be a different one, but I bought it new so who knows! I'll look at the date when I get home and let you know. I had checked one out at the library and then decided I probably needed to keep one close by at all times so I forked out the money ;)

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Post by Ladysnoops » 19 Jan 2011 01:01

Lawrence and 1sun, My book is called "The Easy Way to Quit Drinking''. It is 265 pages and was published in 2005. There must be different versions out there ;)

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Post by 1sunworshipper » 19 Jan 2011 03:26

ah - mystery solved because my book is called no more hangovers. I'll go get a copy of yours. Thanks Linda ;)?
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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by Ladysnoops » 19 Jan 2011 13:59

Didn't get to read much more last night, but did read about another 30 pages. I honestly don't know why, but this book is truly making me have no desire for a drink...even making me feel like I might get sick if I drink :? Will see what happens when I get to the end, but so far so good. His style is certainly different, but I like it and I like what I'm reading.

Good luck with the version I have, I think you will get a lot out of it (::) (::)

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Post by 1sunworshipper » 19 Jan 2011 14:01

Hi Linda, that is great to hear. I just forgot so I shall order it now. Happy reading my dear <:)>
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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by lawrence » 19 Jan 2011 15:54

Hi Linda and Sun

I'm going a bit more slowly than I thought, but that's ok because I'm really taking it in. Like you Linda I'm finding it's making me find the idea of drink pretty unappealing. It's a real effort to keep drinking while I read it (well not literally while I read it, but you know what I mean!)

I think we have basically the same book Linda, mine is in pretty small print which is why it has fewer pages I think.

I'm hoping to start the 7-day challenge on Friday, and am quite excited about it. I know there will be challenges, in spite of it being called the 'Easy' Way, but then we're all here for each other which makes me feel optimistic.

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Post by Ladysnoops » 19 Jan 2011 19:33

Hey Lawrence, It is somewhat of a strange feeling to say the book is making not want to drink, but yet cannot put my finger on exactly why :? But hey, if it really keeps me from drinking, I don't give a crap the reason.......it will just be great that it has made me feel that I don't need the booze anymore :D :D

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Post by Ladysnoops » 20 Jan 2011 01:11

OK, I'm a bit depressed now. Was just wanting to see what Allen Carr looked like so googled him...I did not realize that he passed away in 2006 :( :( from lung cancer....so sad :(

Allen, You have helped me and for that I will keep you in my heart. May you rest in peace.

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Post by nettii » 20 Jan 2011 14:20

Linda, it is sad. I remember when he died reading that it was possible that his continued passive smoking was what caused the cancer. He insisted smokers continued smoking in his classes - imagine a class full of people smoking - not good.

I gave up smoking in 1998 after reading his book. It may sound dramatic, but I really felt, and do feel now, like he saved my life. Cancer runs in my family, smoking was not good and I really felt it would kill me. I was very sad when he died, like a distant but loved friend had died. I wrote a letter of thanks to him via his wife after he died.

It's great that his family have continued his quest though.

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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by marie-claire » 20 Jan 2011 15:03

He has left a fantastic legacy though - helped many thousands of people to live better, more worthwhile and longer lives.

There are Allen Carr alcohol seminars in the UK too. Here's the link to the Spring 2011 dates: http://www.allencarrseasyway.co.uk/mall ... %20Seminar

and here's an (enthusiastic) article in The Tatler from a journalist who attended one (and got sober):
http://allencarr.com/central/files/Tatl ... 202010.pdf
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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by lawrence » 20 Jan 2011 15:54

I went to an Allen Carr alcohol seminar back in 2003. I had read the book and stopped for 6 weeks so thought I'd try the seminar. It was good and I stopped drinking immediately. I had the odd temptation but it wasn't too hard to stay off it. i lasted 4 months- a record for me, until I had an absolutely dreadful day at work and thought I'd just have a couple of beers. I had 4 cans I think. It didn't make me feel better and I woke up with a bad hangover but I was off again and haven't stopped drinking since.

I have dug the book out again and I'm 'getting' it better than I did before. The first time I read it, I think I was waiting for something to 'happen' and although it rang true, there was not the eureka moment I was looking for. This time I'm much more aware that reading the book is a 'process' and am reading it much more seriously, and therefore getting much more out of it. I'm on course to finish it tomorrow after which I'll go back onto the 7 day challenge.

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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by Ladysnoops » 20 Jan 2011 16:21

Good for you Lawrence ;)? It must be the right time for me to read it because I am having some of those "eureka" moments :) Unfortunately have not had a lot of time to read it the last couple of nights. Hopefully will finish it by the end of the weekend. Still have not had anything to drink since I started reading it and no real temptations. Sure would be nice if that would last forever.........I can only hope :D

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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by Denise1973 » 20 Jan 2011 17:37

Hi All

Never heard of the guy. At first I thought the thread was about the comediene and was wondering what did he have to do with alcohol.

I read through the posts and the reviews on Amazon and am impressed, so have just bought the book.

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Post by Ladysnoops » 20 Jan 2011 19:03

Good for you Denise ;)? I hope you get as much out of it as I am getting out of it. I have a feeling I will have to reread it at times, but a little over half way through it right now and it is really hitting home. His style is a little unorthodox so don't let that turn you away. Just try and get through it and hopefully the timing will be just perfect for you (it has been for me).

Happy reading :D

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Re: Allen Carr's Book

Post by Beverley » 20 Jan 2011 20:06

Allen Carr

Amazing guy. I found the easy way to quit smoking hypnotic. He really got into my brain and I quit. I foolishly started again. Need to read it again. I know there is a book on drinking but I think it is just the same process. If I keep reading it I feel anything is possible!

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