She would spend lots of time describing that alcoholism is not a moral failing, people should not be so self-righteous, and you should only care about what you think of yourself instead of worrying what your friends say and yet would have some self-righteous comment about how women look when they drink. This book came from the heart. We had a long-term relationship, but I see how alcohol was also part of it all. I do not have to wait for things to be at absolute ground zero; I have control and am not helpless. We live in a boozy culture, and the idea of women and wine has become entrenched. The chapter on how the only people who can help addicts are addicts themselves is offensive to those working in the Addiction field who are not addicted.
But many women don't understand that even enjoying a few glasses of wine or whatever your fav cocktail may be can become life interfering and making life unmanageable when they realize they may have crossed a line into problem drinking. It was so exciting to find a book that dealt with alcoholism and recovery from the perspective of multiple women and I couldn't wait to get started. As women, we need to be mindful and ask ourselves, Is this who I want to be? I doubt she would want to hear the truth about her drinking. She is also a speaker. But, Thank You for this one, Lisa! Furthermore, double bravo on making me think about so many things that are intertwined in my own life. For the past twenty-eight years, Lisa has worked with hundreds of women to overcome alcoholism, live better lives and become better parents.
It wasn't until page 178 that the book really started getting into the stories of 10 women. This book rambles, is not well written, and is like the stories section of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. I have to say, it made me squirm a little because I found myself able to relate in so many ways. Raising The Bottom is a well written book that demonstrates we all don't have to hit the depths of despair to claim recovery. Boucher is correct, our culture is saturated with alcohol and one doesn't realize how easily out of control drinking can impact anyone. So many conflicting thoughts about this book. Raising the bottom making mindful choices in a drinking culture by lisa boucher overview have you ever wondered if social drinking has unintended consequences to your health family relationships or your profession.
The author writes with the best of intentions, but what is left is a cliched mess and an advertisement for items with the book logo such as t-shirts. It speaks to you and becomes a part of you. The Holier-Than-Thou tone Very disappointed with this book. We like to keep things fresh. I doubt she would want to hear the truth about her drinking. I was looking for what the subtitle promises: strategies for making mindful choices in a drinking culture. I would recommend this book to loved ones of an alcoholic who want to learn more about addiction.
Your book gave me wisdom. However, the majority of women in the book including the author grew up with alcoholics, started drinking in their early teens or earlier, and had a lot of predispositions to the disease. In Raising the Bottom, Lisa Boucher writes with pure honesty, sensitivity and last but not least, inspiring strength. Boucher talked about how alcohol can lead to the demise of relationships. These cases still seem extreme to me, a social drinker looking for different ways to consider my alcohol use in pursuit of health and moderation.
The stories of these women are each uniquely their own, yet the common thread of addiction has similarly wounded them and their families. For all of this, I thank you. Until I read your book, I somehow had forgotten how awesome genuine connection is. All the women you know are too smart. Raising the bottom making mindful choices in a drinking culture ebook lisa boucher amazoncomau making mindful choices in a drinking culture kindle edition by raising the bottom provides a vivid glimpse of a family in crisis but youre left with a feeling of hope and an understanding that addiction is a disease one cannot simply.
Your candid viewpoint and honest voice still resonates with me months later. I won't be finishing this book because I am averse to the dogma that it spews. The spiritual lessons dance through the pages. Otherwise, the author has d This is an insightful discussion of addiction. I understand so much more now about what happened. How well are we treating ourselves, and how can we care about other people, when we are entrenched in a party lifestyle? Of course, I hoped that my book, and the collective voices of the women and men represented in would help others to glean new insights, make a change, or pass it on to a friend who might be helped, and it seems that Raising the Bottom is doing just that! Abstract: Presents a discussion of addiction as experienced by women, and the difficult road to recovery.
I gave it four stars vs. I really look at advertising, tee shirts, personal conversations that support our drinking culture. Is your book club really a -wine club-? It was so exciting to find a book that dealt with alcoholism and recovery from the perspective of multiple women and I couldn't wait to get started. Somewhere along the way, I had forgotten that the opportunity to be with others, helping them, truly listening out trumps the buzz of alcohol. Have you ever thought that losing control of your drinking couldn't happen to you or someone you love? Recovery is a holistic experience.