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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 1 edition (December 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402731329
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402731327
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Allen Carr was an accountant and smoked 100 cigarettes a day until he gave up and wrote this bestselling book. He built a hugely successful network of stop-smoking clinics across the world and is the author of The Only Way to Stop Smoking, How to Stop Your Child Smoking, The Easy Way to Enjoy Flying and The Easyweigh to Lose Weight. In 2004 Allen published his bestselling autobiography Packing It In (Michael Joseph). He was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2006 and died in November of the same year. It seems likely that the years he spent curing smokers in smoke-filled sessions at his clinics must have contributed to this illness, but Allen Carr remained positive; 'Given that I am informed that I have cured at least 10 million smokers on a conservative estimation, it's a price worth paying.' --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Allen Carr was an accountant and smoked 100 cigarettes a day until he gave up and wrote this bestselling book. He has built a hugely successful network of stop-smoking clinics across the world and is the author of "The Only Way to Stop Smoking," "How to Stop Your Child Smoking," "The Easy Way to Enjoy Flying" and "The Easyweigh to Lose Weight." In 2004 Allen published his bestselling autobiography "Packing It In" (Michael Joseph). He was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2006 and died in November of the same year. It seems likely that the years he spent curing smokers in smoke-filled sessions at his clinics must have contributed to this illness, but Allen Carr remained positive; 'Given that I am informed that I have cured at least 10 million smokers on a conservative estimation, it's a price worth paying.'

Customer Reviews

This book is great for anyone who wants to quit smoking.
Mary E. Daugherty
You have to really want to quit smoking, and if you do, these books will make it much easier for you.
Jane Roberts
I have literally not had a single cigarette since I read this book.
M. Twigg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. D. Foster on February 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
I read this book before going to sleep, it's very short, quite sharp and works a treat!!!

This book gets right into your psychi about why you keep picking them up and putting them in your mouth. It then destroys all those beliefs that we all do in fact know are lies anyway.

If you know it's time to stop (then you're probably right) and are struggling with will-power, stop fighting it, let the words do their thing and wake up realising you never actually wanted to smoke in the first place.

Thanks Allen, I'm no longer a slave!!!
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By M. Twigg on September 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
I appreciate that most people are understandably skeptical of anonymous online reviews. If you're one of those, Google this book and find the video clips of credible and/or celebrity folks giving a ringing endorsement. Here's mine.

I have literally not had a single cigarette since I read this book. In fact, as I started to read it, I told myself that I would finish the pack I had just bought and then try to stop smoking for a week or so. Then, as I neared the end of the book, I threw the pack away. I was literally anxious to become a non-smoker. I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it's the absolute truth (and why I was moved to write a review). The six dollars I spent on this book was very probably the best money I've ever spent.

Frankly, as I type this, I wish I were a better writer. I wish that I could figure out how to convey absolute endorsement of this book without sounding grand or generic or like every other advertisement.

Here is the best endorsement I can muster: This book is one of my most prized possessions. If you want to become a non-smoker, buy it right now.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By athente on January 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
I'm not a big fan of the self help genre and never would have read this book if it wasn't lying around at a time when I was bored. Fortunately, I did read it, it took me about half an hour to read, and now I'm a nonsmoker. I haven't had a cigarette for a week, I quit cold turkey and I don't ever want to pick up another. Buy this book for yourself or for a loved one.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By L. K. Jeffrey on November 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
I quit smoking for the first time in my life using the easyway a year and six months ago. It was the easiest and most enjoyable way to quit smoking, no lie. You can't describe the feeling of the "Magic Button" being pushed untill you experience it yourself.

Six months ago, I started smoking again. I read the book again and it didn't work. The button just wasn't there. I was too filled with self-disgust, fear and foolishness to let the book work for me. With the added tedious nature of reading the full length book for the second, third and forth time (without the elated "Magic Button" feeling), it just wasn't working.

This morning I read The Little Book of Quitting and I felt that button pushed in my mind. I know I have quit smoking again, once and for all. It sounds crazy, but I just know.

I think the big difference is that on my second and subsequent attempts I expected the book to work magic without really letting the content sink in. My advice would be to read with no expectations. Don't think about how it's going to work, just let it work.

I would reccomend The Little Book of Quitting for people who were in my situation. If you have read the original book and need a refresher following relapse, I would highly reccomend this book. If you have never read The Easy Way To Stop Smoking, I would suggest you pick that book up first.

Good luck!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Aubry on January 23, 2007
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I quit drinking Coke last fall. I actually did it after reading the EasyWay book on quitting smoking (even though I don't smoke) - but this little book is the one I pick up every few weeks to remind me how and why to keep quitting. A very rational approach.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. E. MEADOWS on June 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought this book not really expecting it to work. I've been trying to quit for years. But after reading this book three times I quit and it is for real !! The book is easy to read, one to three sentences per page, total read time 10 or so minutes. It doesn't really say much that I hadn't already heard, but it puts it together in one place and it really worked for me. I have been quit now for three months and I haven't had so much as a puff since the day I quit. I didn't even finish the pack I had, I gave it to my husband (who hasn't quit, but hasn't read the book, either.) I don't even have any cravings. I highly recommend this book, but I do feel like the person needs to be ready to quit, but if the things in this book don't reinforce thye desire to quit, I don't know what will. Yippeeeee, I'm a non-smoker !!!!!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By tweetyksc on June 9, 2008
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I joined a quit smoking group and tonight was our quit night to throw away our cigarettes, etc. Someone in our group brought this book and read it out loud. It had numerous AHA moments and several things that are really inspiring about quitting. I was hesitant on whether I'd be able to do it but after hearing some of the stuff in this book I now know - I CAN BE A NONSMOKER TOO!

UPDATE: 3/29/2010
In 3 months I will be 2 years a nonsmoker, largely due to this book. Have not had one since the night I posted this review. This book is like a 'slap in the face" with realism as to what/why you smoke and why you should quit.
You can do it too!!
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