Holly Whitaker | In Her Voice
March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmfree
Please join us for a special In Her Voice event to celebrate Holly Whitaker and the release of her new book Quit Like a Woman.
Holly will be discussing her book and her advocacy work with Ann Dowsett Johnston.
Thursday, March 26, 6 pm
Ben McNally Books, 366 Bay St
This is a free event, all are welcome to attend.
We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet no one ever questions alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone doesn’t drink. It is a qualifier for belonging and if you don’t imbibe, you are considered an anomaly. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some kind of magic elixir, though it is anything but.
When Holly found an alternate way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create a sober community with resources for anyone questioning their relationship with drinking, so that they might find their way as well. Her resultant feminine-centric recovery program focuses on getting at the root causes that lead people to overindulge and provides the tools necessary to break the cycle of addiction, showing us what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it.
Written in a relatable voice that is honest and witty, Quit Like a Woman is at once a groundbreaking look at drinking culture and a road map to cutting out alcohol in order to live our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. You will never look at drinking the same way again.
Holly Whitaker is the founder and CEO of Tempest (formerly Hip Sobriety). With years of experience in the fields of healthcare and tech, she created an individualized recovery program in 2014 through a virtual platform that offers education, community, and support services. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Mary Katherine.
Ann Dowsett Johnston is the author of the bestselling book Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. Named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post, Drink is both memoir and a pioneering look at the closing gender gap on risky drinking, at the “pinking of the alcohol market. Ann, a passionate advocate on this subject, has won many awards for her work.