The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

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The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less

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Perhaps he’s cut down from his past consumption but I’m not convinced the halo polishing kit needs to come out of the cupboard just yet. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If drinking is a part of all your friends’ lives, it’s a real challenge to stop drinking completely . As a radio presenter Adrian currently hosts Question Time Extra Time and Chiles on Friday, both on 5live.

I have a number of friends who have given up alcohol completely, and had various mental health issues entwined with alcohol issues (although none were lying in a doorstep alcoholics, cracking open the vodka at breakfast) but at the same time I didn’t feel my husband and I had ‘that much of a problem’. 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 . Adrian Chiles presents a different proposition to heavy drinkers wanting to do something about it; instead of abstaining, how about drinking in moderation? Join the inimitable Chiles as he sets out around Britain and plumbs his only slightly fuzzy memories of a lifetime in pubs in a quest to find the good drinker within.When I’ve not been drinking at some points I’ve had friends say ‘Oh, let me know when you’re drinking again, and then we can go out’ – as if somehow not drinking alcohol precludes having a night out? The long subtitle of this book is All Occasion Guide to Alcohol-Free, Zero-Proof, No-Regrets, Sober-Curious Lifestyle. There is plenty of talk of boozing sessions over the years, but this is balanced by reflections on how much of this was actually enjoyable or necessary. As it turned out, I had a really good time, but it became startlingly clear how reliant I was on alcohol. but as he was born with a facial abnormality he has been homeschooled by his parents his whole life.

In the years since he first had the idea of prescribing short, powerful poems for all manner of spiritual ailments, William Sieghart has taken his Poetry Pharmacy around the length and breadth of Britain, into the pages of the Guardian, onto BBC Radio 4 and onto the television, honing his prescriptions all the time.

Adrian Chiles has consumed absolutely eye watering, Churchillian quantities of alcohol throughout his life. But the thing is this: I love drinking and want to be able to do it without destroying my life in the process.

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