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The Most Important Book I've Ever Read
on September 28, 2004
I was a chain smoker of just over a pack a day for about 15 years. Although I made many attempts, I was terrified of quitting smoking. The mere thought of quitting was enough to increase my consumption of cigarettes. Now because of this book I have quit and I know I will never smoke another cigarette in my life, and I'm just so grateful that that part of my life is finally over. All this with none of the panicking, worrying if I could really go the rest of my life without a cigarette and without spending every day obsessing about how I haven't smoked. I cannot say enough good things about this book and I am frankly startled that Allen Carr has not achieved more reknown with his method. There is a reason Penguin Books brings us this title, and not some publisher devoted to the latest diet fad. Allen Carr has also published books on alcoholism, drug addiction, getting your child to quit smoking and weight loss, I haven't read them, but I would bet they too are easy, effective, FEAR-FREE ways of tackling an addiction. One note, this book seems rambling and way too long. You are SUPPOSED to smoke while you read it. I think the length is one way for him to get past the fear of quitting (at least it worked that way for me) so that you really can quit. This book cost less that 3 packs of smokes - YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE!