He was overweight, barely able to surf, in chronic pain and in the doghouse... A Year Without Beer is the journey of a man standing at the crossroads. The choice was to be this person for the foreseeable future or to change habits, the habit being drinking way too much, way too often. Written in real time over a three-year period, this is the journey of failure, heartache, hope and hard work into a seemingly impossible goal of achieving three hundred and sixty-five days of sobriety in order to get a life back. A Year Without Beer is a collection of funny stories, tips and tricks to cut back or give up, all whilst still maintaining a social life and contact with friends and family that don't mind a drink. Or three.
Booze had dominated Jill Stark's social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything. In the shadow of her 35th year, Jill made a decision: she would give up alcohol. But what would it mean to stop drinking in a world awash with booze? This lively memoir charts Jill's tumultuous year on the wagon, as she copes with the stress of the newsroom sober, tackles the dating scene on soda water, learns to watch the footy minus beer, and deals with censure from friends and colleagues, who tell her that a year without booze is 'a year with no mates'.
Be happier, healthier and more productive by taking a break from booze! An illustrated day-by-day guide packed with inspiration and practical help, The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge is the only book you need to reset your drinking habits and discover a hangover-free world of quality time to achieve your goals. Drawing on their own experiences of ditching the drink, and bringing together the collective experience of the thousands of people they have helped, Andy and Ruari bring you unparalleled insight into how you can make your break from alcohol an empowering, life-changing experience. Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns started their website One Year No Beer to connect with like-minded people who no longer wanted to deal with the adverse effects of drinking alcohol. In The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Andy and Ruari share their extensive experience of going alcohol free, including having a great time at parties, resisting appeals from friends to 'just have the one', and, most importantly, how to make the most of the health benefits of going sober.
The survival expert and New York Times bestselling author of Prepare for Anything offers a comprehensive, practical guide to self-reliant living. Whether you want to “go green” or live the life of a modern-day pioneer, survival expert Tim MacWelch teaches you the knowledge and skills you need in order to unplug successfully. Written from a hands-on perspective, this guide covers everything from raising chickens in your urban backyard to going totally off the grid in your solar-powered log cabin. A guide for the modern homesteader, How to Survive off the Grid contains essential information on energy efficiency, finding and pumping your own water, being your own doctor, keeping chickens, goats, bees, and other critters, and much more.