The B!tch is back… and she's brought The Grit Doctor along for the ride.
What’s in your handbag? To-do lists scrawled on the back of receipts? An unpaid bill? Half a chocolate bar, covered in fluff? Is your handbag a metaphor for the rest of your life? Has becoming a capable, poised grown-up turned out to be more complicated than you imagined?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, and if you're tired of the crappy stuff in life grinding you down, then it's time to stop whining and Get Your Sh!t Together.
With this funny, frank, and tough-talking guide, Ruth Field and The Grit Doctor will help you:
She taught you how to run; now she’s going to teach you how to run your life!
©2013 Ruth Field (P)2013 Audible Ltd
“Amusingly vicious... excellent advice all round.” (Emma Thompson on Run Fat B!tch Run)
“Refreshingly free of new-age jargon and psychoanalysis. It's about determination and the pursuit of the 'happy effect.'” (Herald Sun)
“If you're stuck in an exercise rut, this book will give you a rather rude kick up the backside... it certainly shamed us into lacing up our Nikes!” (Closer)
“Ruth is an inspiring running-buddy... By the time I unpack my summer wardrobe, I'm sure my inner Grit Doctor will be my best friend.” (Flic Everett Daily Express)
“A witty, no-nonsense read, it had us dusting off our trainers within seconds. Trust us when we say you'll be up and running in no time at all.” (Grazia)
I would not. In fact, I wish I had known that her first book was called "Run, Fat Bitch, Run," because I would not have bought this book in the first place. I just think Field's message is fundamentally one I disagree with.
Actually, I kind of enjoyed her performance.
Frustration. I felt like she went over such obvious topics like "don't watch so much TV" and "obsessing over the lives of celebrities is useless."
If you are a chronically disorganized person who has very little self-discipline, this book might be helpful. If I was to sum up the book entirely, it would be "how to play Alec Baldwin's talk from Glengarry Glen Ross in your head constantly."
Coffee is for closers. We know that.
At the end of the day, I think she was trying to solve a problem that I just don't have.
I have my own slew of "absentminded professor" problems, but being obsessed with X Factor or which celebrities have botox is just not my issue.
This is not a book that cushions the corners, so if that is what you want look elsewhere! Straight to the point, no excuses manifesto and rallying call! I listen when ever I need a booster shot of gumption.
Everyone gets stuck in a rut from time to time. I'm there now and have over analyzed everything possible to get me out of it. Ruth reminded me to just take action. The most successful times in my life were centered around action...not analysis. Happy I ordered this one!!! Already tackling those shelves!!
I need to tackle my life one shelf at a time... Maybe two. We all have those projects we put off... Just do them!
This is a kick in the arse, for sure. Ruth's tone can come off a bit dry, but I do think it adds to the no nonsense, no excuses theme of the book. Major themes: just get it done; stop lying to yourself; find ways to be happy. However, she does have some sprinkles of emotion throughout. I think it was written and performed well - and gave me the push I needed to get my sh*t together.
"gets you spring cleaning in no time"
If you need a quick new spring in your step, this should do the trick.
I would, it is a quite enjoyable book, she says things we all know but that are nice to be remembered of.
It's a book you can read many times.
I don't agree with everything she says, but most I do.
Yes I would, she's nice to be listened to.
Yes, she does read the book putting all her heart into it.
I don't think so.
"An amazing book for those wondering why life isn't how they dreamed it would be"
Fantastic book, read brilliantly , lots of great information but fed to the listener with humour . Really made me take action and stop thinking I couldn't get stuff done
"A no nonsense enjoyable 'listen'"
I really enjoyed this!
In the first hour of me listening I realised I'd put on my trainers and walked 4 miles - still listening.
(And it's not even Run Fat B*tch Run! Haha)
Which I am actually JUST about to buy!
I came home and cleaned a shelf!! - two actually! ;)
I like the idea of it all, I like Ruth's gritty attitude, (she always has a great reading voice, almost hypnotic at times) - it's given me a big kick up the bum this week!
THANK YOU Ruth.
"Glad I kept at it!"
After I hurled it out of the window about 15 minutes in, I then continued listening to her, and went back to clean the window.
She will work you to exhaustion!
This book is great for getting you going, good for lazy people in need of a push, potentially dangerous for high achieving a type personalities who are too hard on themselves as it is.
Aka good to give me that extra push, but I won't be recommending it to my stressed-up-to-her-eyeballs sister.
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