Book Review: You Are A Badass

What says:

Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word. 
Via chapters such as “Your Brain is Your Bitch,” “Fear is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It,” Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New-Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.


What I say: The creative director at Kobo lent me a copy of this book after hearing me describe the structure of my first non-fiction book that I’m writing in 2014. The funniest part is he had a paper copy of the book from before he started at Kobo and I felt really guilty reading a paper book after only reading on my Kobo for the past year.

I absolutely loved reading Jen’s writing. Her style of narrative is how I talk and I like how she distilled the self-help world into no non-sense bite size sections and chapters. The book is organized into 5 sections: How You Got This Way, How To Embrace Your Inner Badass, How To Tap Into The Motherlode, How To Get Over Your B.S. Already and How To Kick Some Ass. I really loved the chapter on the subconscious as that is something I’m just starting to explore. I definitely recommend this book if you’ve yet to discover the self help genre but are looking for inspiration. The author draws from a lot of other books so she definitely has done the searching for you and explains complex at times concepts into easy to understand and apply ways.

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