Holly Whitaker is the founder and CEO of Tempest (formerly Hip Sobriety). With years of experience in the fields of healthcare and tech, she created an individualized recovery program in 2014 through a virtual platform that offers education, community, and support services. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Mary Katherine.
"An unflinching examination of how our drinking culture hurts women and a gorgeous memoir of how one woman healed herself. It will change your relationship with alcohol--and it has the power to change your relationship with your entire life."--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising
"A funny, fast-paced, and bracingly candid dispatch from the realm of the self-actualized, but Holly Whitaker is no polished model of self-help evangelism, nor is her memoir-manifesto selling a one-size-fits-all solution. Her story is a messy human one and all the more convincing that sobriety is a feminist issue."--Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me "As a culture, we have a weird and often dysfunctional relationship with alcohol. This thoughtful, moving book will help a lot of people get to a healthier place."--Johann Hari, author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections "Holly Whitaker is a genius: brilliantly clever, fearless, snort-out-loud funny."--Catherine Gray, author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober "Brave and revolutionary, Whitaker has written a compulsively readable book about creating a life you don't want to escape. Funny, insightful, and candid, it is a must-read for anyone embarking on the adventure of abandoning alcohol."--Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol "A vital, timely, and intriguing analysis of women and alcohol . . . Whitaker cuts to the quick of the issues, skillfully using gripping anecdotes and well-researched insights to educate, liberate, and provide real hope and tangible steps for anyone looking to quit like a woman."--Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life "Raw, vulnerable, and unapologetic. Holly Whitaker brings these ingredients together for a fresh and needed perspective as well as a great read."--Jud Brewer, MD, PhD, author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love--Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits "Following in the footsteps of titles such as Rachel Hollis's Girl, Wash Your Face, Whitaker aims her first book at modern, urban women--specifically those who are concerned that they might have a problem with alcohol. Part self-help, part recovery memoir, this personal account provides useful and inspiring techniques for addiction recovery."--Library Journal "In this blending of memoir and advocacy for an alcohol-free lifestyle, Whitaker . . . offer[s] inspiration to others in need of guidance or permission to find their own paths."--Booklist