Ken Makimsy Middleton believes there’s EXTRAORDINARY inside all of us and alcohol prevents that person from ever existing.
For so many of us growing up, we were only warned of the dangers of drinking by one simple standard: Don’t become an alcoholic.
That was it. As long as you did not fall over into that category of being someone who needed to attend AA meetings or rehab, then you were pretty much okay. What this didn’t account for was all the people who were imbibing alcohol on a consistent basis who just weren’t reaching their full potential because of it.
This book is written as a public service announcement to all of those people. Its purpose is to educate the reader on all the ways alcohol holds us back in life of which we aren’t aware and how our lives can be so much better if we are willing to give alcohol-consciousness (the awareness of this truth and daily decision-making related to it) a chance.
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You can support me directly by purchasing from the “Buy From Author” link below, so more proceeds would go directly to me versus Amazon
You can also get a signed autographed copy with a personalized message by using the third link below.
I greatly appreciate all the support for me, the book, and the alcohol-conscious movement to change the way the world views alcohol.
This is a wonderful read! The author pulls you in by explaining this book is not for alcoholics but for people who want to better themselves by thriving from an alcohol free life. Which I think we can all benefit from a statement like that. The fact that he states he will provide scenarios throughout the book makes me want to read more in some way of thinking my story might be one he shares, anonymously. Plus I love short real-life stories in books. He tells you the best way to read the book which easily guides me. He entertains you with his quirky writing style, which made me smile at times. I found the brief history of alcohol interesting as I’ve never really thought about it. The fact that it was safer to drink alcohol than water back in the 1500s is pretty wild. He brings up a good point about how Hollywood heavily influences drinking and very rarely shows the repercussions or the after math. This book is a solid read and I highly recommend it!
I never considered myself an alcoholic, but I have gone through several phases in my life where drinking has become problematic. As I get older, I personally realize that booze is a net negative in my life and I've sought to quit permanently. This book might have just put me over the edge. It's thoroughly thoroughly researched. Ken goes out of his way to not just explain how drinking can negatively impact your health, but it also goes through and explains a lot of the deep cultural conditioning we have around drinking. This is a book that many people need. Those of us who consider ourselves casual drinkers, but can be susceptible to letting casual drinking have a deeper impact on our lives than we might think. The sober movement is growing and this book will push it even further.
This is an amazing read! It is truly a must for anyone who drinks alcohol. You may think you have everything under control, but this book shows you how your use of alcohol impacts every facet of your life. I think it's important to note, the book is informative and may strike a cord... but, you will feel comfortable, as it doesn't read like a lecture. The author did an amazing job ensuring there is no condemnation in the text. I was thoroughly impressed with the structure and approach, as well. I highly recommend this book. It will change your life!
Ken’s book, “Bamboozled”, is definitely a good read for those wanting to expand their thoughts and perspectives. He is masterful in explaining the origins of alcohol use and consumption from a cultural and historical context. He uses his personal experiences and case studies to illustrate the effects from social, relational and professional aspects. He skillfully infuses positive mantras, a growth mindset and tasteful humor throughout the book. Ken also offers useful tips for navigating through the book and practical ways of applying his methods. It is a great book for discussions, conversations and dialogues.
It was interesting to find a book for those that drink more alcohol than they should vs alcoholics. The book is well written, entertaining, and easy to read. I liked that it was well researched plus gave actionable suggestions for improving your life. I especially enjoyed the chapter about how we’re constantly exposed to alcohol and drinking in movies, television, ads, etc that we don’t even notice it. Decagism was also a new concept that I can use in all parts of my life. A really interesting book.
Outstanding examples of how alcohol negatively impacts ones life with real life scenarios of good times associated with alcohol and pitfalls. This book gave me a-lot to think about. I found myself thinking about times in my life I used alcohol as a crutch or at times as an outlet. It definitely brought a new perspective about my relationship with alcohol. It is an enjoyable, easy read. I found myself laughing out loud to some of the real life stories. Read the whole book, start a new life, and be truly happy!
Ken has written a book for anyone who is questioning their relationship with alcohol. I love that he gives fictional scenarios of people who drink and how their future could possibly turn out depending on whether they change that relationship or continue to drink. These "fictional" stories occur in real life every day. This book will open your eyes to a new clarity around alcohol. As a person who is now alcohol-free, I know this book is a must-read for the sober conscious.
Ken’s book has introduced a new way of thinking and approach with his alcohol conscious movement. Diving into Ken’s book has awakened a spark with our society’s relationship with alcohol. The book provided great story telling and research on the drinking and how we can elevate our consciousness and life by moderating / avoiding alcohol. An intriguing and fun read. Highly recommend! Thanks Ken for this gift.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It gave a great perspective on how alcohol affects the lives of individuals in ways that they are unconscious of. In the book, he discusses how alcohol affects one's health, relationships, finances etc. The book emphasizes how alcohol can literally keep you from living your 'best life' and reaching your highest potential. Ken explains this without coming off as preachy and judgemental. Great read!
I'm 7+ years sober, and Bamboozled helped me understand my own recovery on a deeper level. Ken does a great job of examining the role alcohol plays in myriad aspects of life (work, relationships, personal growth, etc...) Whether you're sober, sober curious, or just want want to learn how alcohol has inundated the cultural zeitgeist...read Bambboozled!