Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture

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She Writes Press, Jun 20, 2017 - Family & Relationships - 278 pages
Have you ever wondered if social drinking has unintended consequences to your health, family, relationships, or your profession? Have you ever thought that losing control of your drinking couldn't happen to you or someone you love? All the women you know are too smart. Too rich. Too kind. Too together. Too much fun. Pick one. We live in a boozy culture, and the idea of women and wine has become entrenched. Is your book club really a "wine club"? Do you crave the release a drink can bring to cope with anxiety, parenthood, the pressures of being a mom, a wife/partner, a professional? In Raising the Bottom, mothers, daughters, health professionals, and young women share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb.

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Lisa Boucher's "Raising The Bottom" - Know your author.
It's an okay book I suppose, but really doesn't provide any new information for an experienced alcoholic, both myself and my sister are. Lisa
Boucher promotes herself as a woman for women and is found under the women's health category most often. But then we saw our author friend on Donald Trump's Twitter page where she staunchly supports him while constantly attacking Hillary Clinton. Now, while I'm not a big Hillary fan myself, I would have to say that Donald Trump and his ilk are not exactly the beaming beacon for women's health issues, in fact, they are the exact opposite. If you're a Trump supporter, Lisa's okay book may be worth a read, but if you are truly concerned about women's health issues, there are better books written by people who don't attack women on a known womanizing pig's Twitter feed.
Pick your poison wisely, you never know where your money is going.
 

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About the author (2017)

Lisa Boucher holds a BA in English and is the mother of twin sons, now grown. After short stints training polo horses, working as a flight attendant, hairdresser, and bartender, she revamped her life and settled in as a registered nurse. For the past twenty-seven years she has worked with hundreds of women to help them overcome alcoholism, live better lives, and become better parents. Raising the Bottom is her fifth book. Boucher lives in Ohio with her husband.

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