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Who is Raegan Baker?

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Raegan Baker was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from high school in 1999, she went on to earn her B.A. in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan College, graduating in 2003. Less than a year later, she applied and was accepted to the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, where she won a scholarship to study abroad at the prestigious Oxford University before receiving her M.A. in Public Policy in 2005.

Raigan’s gift for writing dates back to her teenage years. During her senior year of high school, she penned a story, titled Rediscovery, about her battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Rediscovery was selected out of thousands to be included in Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, an edition of the New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her story was so well received that, fifteen years after it was originally published, it was chosen to go into the wildly popular book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Create Your Best Future.

After completing college and graduate school, Raegan spent her 20’s and much of her 30’s as a success in the literary world. After developing an interest in Late Imperial Russia/Early Soviet History, she traveled to the archives located in Moscow to research the family of Tsar Nicolas II. She eventually published two books on the subject and is currently working on a third.

However, the book Raegan feels is her most important piece of work to date is Death in the Afternoon: How to Control Drinking in the 21st Century. Prior to her mid-30’s, Raegan was not what many would consider a heavy drinker. However, after building up a tolerance to alcohol and in turn self-medicating with it in order to cope with traumatic experiences, she knew the time had come to reexamine her relationship with alcohol. After much research, Raegan produced this book to help others recognize the myths that involve drinking, which have been created by our society, as well as to aid those who also want to change their dependency on alcohol.

What They Say About Me

Baker’s approach to sobriety could be your path as well.

Raegan Baker has something to tell you. Understanding why you are addicted to alcohol is really important to releasing you from its grasp. Long standing methods of getting sober don’t work for everyone. If you have tried AA and it didn’t work for you, it’s okay to look further. Baker’s book outlines by science, memoir and the history of alcohol, reasons behind your dependency. Understand the science of alcoholism and the ways that our culture promotes it. One size does not fit all. Baker’s approach to sobriety could be your path as well.

GG

United States on October 30, 2019

Take hold before it gets a grip on you.

Reagan Baker gives an eye-opening perspective from personal experience. This is an excellent read for all who consider drinking a birthright of growing up. Being responsible, cautionary and informed is essential in avoiding the pitfalls that could await. Reagan does a great job of painting a picture that one might honestly take a look at.

Brad Koogle

United States on October 31, 2019

A quick read that may help someone!

This book is a personal account mixed with some science that demonstrates there is more than one way to flee addiction. Since it’s not just “caused” by family history, everyone should read this. It’s priced low so you can buy for others, too!

Rhonda Fischer

United States on October 30, 2019

Alcohol: Lies We Believe

Ms. Baker writes that, while often portrayed by society as a companion to celebrate with, grieve with, or depend upon, alcohol is a dangerous enemy. Her book is an important and engaging read for anyone, whether struggling with alcohol addiction or not. The reader first learns the author’s story and then dives into the myths that we all absorb from childhood about alcohol using research, experience and common sense to dispel them. She is both convincing and passionate about her mission. As the author shares, she herself was helped truly understand her alcoholism by reading a book and hopes this book will benefit many and change our culture’s view on this disease. I highly recommend it

Greg K

United States on October 29, 2019

Raegan Baker is an inspiration to us all. Through sheer will and tenacity, as well as a little help from her family, friends and, faith, Raegan has proven that light can be found in darkness, and that life can be snatched away from the figurative flames of our own living Hells. Be sure to listen to her: you may not think there is hope, but Raegan reminds us that hope exists, if we just reach for it.

Reverand Sam Reese

Holston Conference, United Methodist Church

Raegan’s book “Death In the Afternoon: How To Control Drinking In The 21st Century” is a gamechanger. My first reaction to her book was that I was hooked from the first sentence to the last.

Mac Mullings

Creator/Host Rise Above Radio (KoKC Radio)

“Death In the Afternoon: How To Control Drinking In the 21st Century” is not only educational but inspirational. Raegan will help stem the tide of addiction for future generations.

Geoffrey McLachlan

Board Member of Idaho Drug Free Youth

Having watched my husband suffer the pains of living with an alcoholic mother, and watching him lose her to the destruction of alcohol before they were able to reconcile their relationship, I was very thankful for Raegan’s book, “Death In The Afternoon: How To Control Drinking In The 21st Century.” It really lays it all out there just how destructive alcohol is – not just in relationships, but to the body as well. We all grow up thinking alcohol isn’t “bad”, so long as it is used in moderation. The problem is, too often, people go way too far – becoming addicted, and then losing everything. Even their lives. The pain left behind is more than most realize. This book is written in such a way, that I plan on reading it to my young teenage children, to hopefully open their eyes to the dangers of alcohol before they even get started. Excellent book, to the point, and no holding back. Love it!

Shannon Whittington

Editor/Mother

There is Another Way

Reagan was interviewed by Annie Grace on her This Naked Mind YouTube channel. This is her story, quitting after reading This Naked Mind. She also delves into the role alcohol has played throughout history.

MysticFire

United States on October 31, 2019

Drinking alcohol is not smart nor cool.

The author clearly defines reasons people find to drink alcohol and resulting consequences.
This book renders a heartfelt ask that others to take a hard look at the risks of alcohol consumption based on the author’s self experience and research into her subject. Well done!

JGB

United States on November 17, 2019

Life Happens: Shattering Myths About Alcohol

What makes Raegan Baker’s “Death in the Afternoon: How to Control Drinking in the 21st Century” so compelling, apart from the author’s brutal honesty, is Ms. Baker’s background: that she was born, if not into wealth, certainly into privilege. She had a head start over many. She was a “good girl.” She excelled at an early age academically and then professionally. She was such a good girl that she didn’t partake of the party scene in college and binge drink with her friends.

Ms. Baker’s trajectory is changed by a roommate who advises her to have a drink to calm her nerves before going on a date. This led to her belief in alcohol as the perfect elixir for any situation. Betrayed and attacked by someone she trusted, Ms. Baker sought comfort in alcohol and what had been a social, “loosening up” exercise turns into a nightmare of alcohol dependency.

From its raw portrayal of personal struggles to its shattering of the myths propagated by the alcohol and spirits industry, this book will take you on a wonderful, if painful, journey that reveals what most of us don’t know, or perhaps don’t want to know, about our drinking culture.

ManoloMusic

United States on October 29, 2019

Alcohol is a liar!

It was such a similar experience to my own. Never drank as an adult until the death of a loved one, and then having to take care of family members that needed my help, and other life situations that came up in between. Stress weighs on all of us at different levels and for different reasons. We assume that alcohol will help alleviate that stress and pain, and it does the exact opposite. We end up feeling worse than before.

It was so informative about what alcohol does to our brains and our bodies, and armed with this real information I can see how this will help to make it an easier decision to give up alcohol up for good.
Great information. Thank you.

SB

United States on October 29, 2019
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Applied knowledge is power.

Raegan Bakers book adds another perspective to the prevention world. She shows that alcohol knows no bounds and addiction can get anyone. The only way to win is to change the narrative. Alcohol is poison. It destroys people, families, relationships, careers. Knowledge is key.

Beardsley

United States on November 5, 2019

Definitely worth the read

A well written book about the dangers of alcohol use and abuse. It tells many stories about how alcohol, although legal and ingrained in our culture destroys lives and families.

Jim Glass

United States on October 29, 2019

Alcohol Addiction and Recovery

This is a well written book! The author shares so many of her life experiences and really puts it all out there to help others. It really shows how fast your life can change. Alcoholism can evolve so quickly. It can ruin ruin lives and turn people’s world upside down. A must read! Let her experiences help guide you through recovery.

suzanne g. martin

United States on October 30, 2019

Eye opening

Some of us can relate to this story – been there, done that. Honest and true. If you are questioning your relationship with Alcohol – read this book.

virginia stillwell

United States on October 30, 2019

A heartfelt message on the effects of alcohol

The title of this book caught my eye and I was hooked as soon as I opened the book. It is an easy read, yet it is a deep, meaningful message by the author. Ms. Baker’s writing is enlightening in giving first-hand accounts of what alcoholism does to one’s life and how to crawl from under this crippling addiction.

Eileen F. Beane

United States on October 29, 2019

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FREE One Time Coaching Classes

Plus a chance to WIN a copy of my book 

Death in the Afternoon: How to Control Drinking in the 21st Century.”

This coaching classes is for certain people who want to quit their dependency on alcohol abuse.

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One Month Alcohol Freedom

In this program,  I work with clients for one month to help change his or her dependency on alcohol. Together, we come up with a plan to leave alcohol behind for one month to help them see how much better life is without this toxic liquid, since alcohol is literally a poison.

Personalized Program

If client wishes to continue working with me after one month, we can always do that, too.

Some clients don’t ever want to leave after one month and want to stick with the program we develop together.

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What They Say About Me

A heartfelt message on the effects of alcohol

The title of this book caught my eye and I was hooked as soon as I opened the book. It is an easy read, yet it is a deep, meaningful message by the author. Ms. Baker’s writing is enlightening in giving first-hand accounts of what alcoholism does to one’s life and how to crawl from under this crippling addiction.

Eileen F. Beane

Eye opening

Some of us can relate to this story – been there, done that. Honest and true. If you are questioning your relationship with Alcohol – read this book.

virginia stillwell

Alcohol Addiction and Recovery

This is a well written book! The author shares so many of her life experiences and really puts it all out there to help others. It really shows how fast your life can change. Alcoholism can evolve so quickly. It can ruin ruin lives and turn people’s world upside down. A must read! Let her experiences help guide you through recovery.

suzanne g. martin

Definitely worth the read

A well written book about the dangers of alcohol use and abuse. It tells many stories about how alcohol, although legal and ingrained in our culture destroys lives and families.

Jim Glass

alcoholism

Applied knowledge is power.

Raegan Bakers book adds another perspective to the prevention world. She shows that alcohol knows no bounds and addiction can get anyone. The only way to win is to change the narrative. Alcohol is poison. It destroys people, families, relationships, careers. Knowledge is key.

Beardsley

Alcohol is a liar!

It was such a similar experience to my own. Never drank as an adult until the death of a loved one, and then having to take care of family members that needed my help, and other life situations that came up in between. Stress weighs on all of us at different levels and for different reasons. We assume that alcohol will help alleviate that stress and pain, and it does the exact opposite. We end up feeling worse than before.

It was so informative about what alcohol does to our brains and our bodies, and armed with this real information I can see how this will help to make it an easier decision to give up alcohol up for good.
Great information. Thank you.

SB

Life Happens: Shattering Myths About Alcohol

What makes Raegan Baker’s “Death in the Afternoon: How to Control Drinking in the 21st Century” so compelling, apart from the author’s brutal honesty, is Ms. Baker’s background: that she was born, if not into wealth, certainly into privilege. She had a head start over many. She was a “good girl.” She excelled at an early age academically and then professionally. She was such a good girl that she didn’t partake of the party scene in college and binge drink with her friends.

Ms. Baker’s trajectory is changed by a roommate who advises her to have a drink to calm her nerves before going on a date. This led to her belief in alcohol as the perfect elixir for any situation. Betrayed and attacked by someone she trusted, Ms. Baker sought comfort in alcohol and what had been a social, “loosening up” exercise turns into a nightmare of alcohol dependency.

From its raw portrayal of personal struggles to its shattering of the myths propagated by the alcohol and spirits industry, this book will take you on a wonderful, if painful, journey that reveals what most of us don’t know, or perhaps don’t want to know, about our drinking culture.

ManoloMusic

Drinking alcohol is not smart nor cool.

The author clearly defines reasons people find to drink alcohol and resulting consequences.
This book renders a heartfelt ask that others to take a hard look at the risks of alcohol consumption based on the author’s self experience and research into her subject. Well done!

JGB

There is Another Way

Reagan was interviewed by Annie Grace on her This Naked Mind YouTube channel. This is her story, quitting after reading This Naked Mind. She also delves into the role alcohol has played throughout history.

MysticFire

Having watched my husband suffer the pains of living with an alcoholic mother, and watching him lose her to the destruction of alcohol before they were able to reconcile their relationship, I was very thankful for Raegan’s book, “Death In The Afternoon: How To Control Drinking In The 21st Century.” It really lays it all out there just how destructive alcohol is – not just in relationships, but to the body as well. We all grow up thinking alcohol isn’t “bad”, so long as it is used in moderation. The problem is, too often, people go way too far – becoming addicted, and then losing everything. Even their lives. The pain left behind is more than most realize. This book is written in such a way, that I plan on reading it to my young teenage children, to hopefully open their eyes to the dangers of alcohol before they even get started. Excellent book, to the point, and no holding back. Love it!

Shannon Whittington

“Death In the Afternoon: How To Control Drinking In the 21st Century” is not only educational but inspirational. Raegan will help stem the tide of addiction for future generations.

Geoffrey McLachlan

Raegan’s book “Death In the Afternoon: How To Control Drinking In The 21st Century” is a gamechanger. My first reaction to her book was that I was hooked from the first sentence to the last.

Mac Mullings

Raegan Baker is an inspiration to us all. Through sheer will and tenacity, as well as a little help from her family, friends and, faith, Raegan has proven that light can be found in darkness, and that life can be snatched away from the figurative flames of our own living Hells. Be sure to listen to her: you may not think there is hope, but Raegan reminds us that hope exists, if we just reach for it.

Reverand Sam Reese

Alcohol: Lies We Believe

Ms. Baker writes that, while often portrayed by society as a companion to celebrate with, grieve with, or depend upon, alcohol is a dangerous enemy. Her book is an important and engaging read for anyone, whether struggling with alcohol addiction or not. The reader first learns the author’s story and then dives into the myths that we all absorb from childhood about alcohol using research, experience and common sense to dispel them. She is both convincing and passionate about her mission. As the author shares, she herself was helped truly understand her alcoholism by reading a book and hopes this book will benefit many and change our culture’s view on this disease. I highly recommend it

Greg K

A quick read that may help someone!

This book is a personal account mixed with some science that demonstrates there is more than one way to flee addiction. Since it’s not just “caused” by family history, everyone should read this. It’s priced low so you can buy for others, too!

Rhonda Fischer

Take hold before it gets a grip on you.

Reagan Baker gives an eye-opening perspective from personal experience. This is an excellent read for all who consider drinking a birthright of growing up. Being responsible, cautionary and informed is essential in avoiding the pitfalls that could await. Reagan does a great job of painting a picture that one might honestly take a look at.

Brad Koogle

Baker’s approach to sobriety could be your path as well.

Raegan Baker has something to tell you. Understanding why you are addicted to alcohol is really important to releasing you from its grasp. Long standing methods of getting sober don’t work for everyone. If you have tried AA and it didn’t work for you, it’s okay to look further. Baker’s book outlines by science, memoir and the history of alcohol, reasons behind your dependency. Understand the science of alcoholism and the ways that our culture promotes it. One size does not fit all. Baker’s approach to sobriety could be your path as well.

GG