You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
A "refreshingly entertaining" self-help book written for the masses. It's a guide designed to help you become the BADASS you're meant to be. And to make all the money. And to learn to love yourself.
I don't know. I guess it was a quick read? If you just want the Captain Obvious basics on how to love yourself, how to live a life of gratitude and all of that other shit, you'll like this.
I've heard many (okay, two) people say that they thought it was "hilarious" and "so easy to read." I'm not going to take that away from them. Maybe you'll feel the same?
This book was super annoying. I didn't think the author was funny. And she was trying too fucking hard to be clever.
AND then when she started in on God, I gave it a hard eyeroll and wanted to throw it against the wall.
Let's be clear. I have NOTHING against someone who finds comfort in believing in God. If that's your jam, fine. In fact, a adore plenty of other self-helpy/inspirational books that talk about God and I don't want to throw them against the wall.
Maybe it's because she didn't really have anything revelatory to say, so she pulled the God card?
Quotes from You Are a Badass:
"Ask and it is given."
"Make a vision board."
And then some quote about being so obsessed and excited about God that she is now riding the mechanical bull of life, throwing her fist in the air and yelling, "Hit it, Wayne!"
Read these instead: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers (I LOVE this one and reference it a lot), The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer, Man's Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl, or anything by Zen master and human extraordinaire, Thich Nhat Hanh.
Did you read this? If you loved it, please TELL ME WHY.
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