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Wednesday, October 13 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Quit Like a Woman: Drinking Culture and the New Path to Sobriety


We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events, brunch and book club, graduations and funerals. Yet few ever question alcohol’s ubiquity—in fact, the only thing ever questioned is why someone doesn’t drink. It’s a qualifier for belonging and if you don’t imbibe, you are considered an anomaly. As a society, we are obsessed with health and wellness, yet we uphold alcohol as some kind of magic elixir, though it is anything but.

Author Holly Whitaker joins us for a one-night-only conversation about her New York Times bestseller Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol. Hear firsthand about Whitaker’s own journey to sobriety, as well as the insidious role alcohol plays in the lives of women, and our society, today. Why do alcohol companies specifically target women? How are the existing recovery systems ingrained in the patriarchy, ignoring the unique needs of historically oppressed people?

Join us to dive deep into Whitaker’s groundbreaking look at drinking culture as well as her feminine-centric recovery program founded and focused on breaking the cycle of addiction, showing us what is possible when we remove alcohol and destroy our belief system around it.

This program is free, thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.


Cahners Theater


Recommended for: Visitors 18 years of age and older

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Separate ticket required.

Cost: Free with Pre-Registration

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