Audie Award Winner, Personal Development, 2014
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 twenty-seven 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.
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"Sincero brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes... The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs." (Publishers Weekly)
I would recommend someone who is just not feeling good to get this audiobook. It really doesn't say much useful stuff, but it sort of helps you remember that things aren't that terrible. So if someone was having a bad week or month or year, this book is the one for them.
It's been a while since I've listened to it and I remember it amping me up at the time, but I have lost most of the take-aways. There aren't structured plans for you to make your life better from it. Maybe that's the point, maybe you're not supposed to be looking for that out of it, but I don't feel like it changed my life. Maybe made me feel a bit easier for a week or two.
No, I don't know if she has any others actually.
Nope. It's not really that deep. There are some okay stories in it, but it's really not that developed.
Don't buy this looking for some strategy to conquer all of your problems. It's like a band-aid book, which may be useful in its own right, but isn't gonna change your life.
Picking a different book would have been a good start
Corny and over-generalized
flat voice/ poor intonation
This was almost painful to listen to - didn't get very far at all
I doubt it.
I like that she challenges the listener to apply these tactics in their life and test them out for themselves. Wasn't thrilled by the "what do you have to lose? Your life sucks anyway." vibe. To each their own.
Narration was good. I enjoyed the energy.
It is worth a listen for some of the gems you'll pick out.
Getting to the point
I don't like how it was written. It seems like everything was repetitive from every other book but dumbed down
If you're easily offended or faint of heart, this work is not for you. But, on the other hand, if you can handle the truth, want what you want with fervor and determination and appreciate a wicked sense of humor and some sharp wit - you are going to love this book.
Jen Sincero is super articulate and hilarious as she goes through each painful subject bringing in humor and levity to knock it outta the park.
Right on, Jen! You are my soul sister.
It is an entertaining self help book. I am listening a second time. I am glad that I own it. I also like the fact it was read by the author.
It was a self help book so I guess Jen because she seems like someone I would be friends with.
It was lively and entertaining.
Time to be you.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I bought the book, so I could highlight all of the useful shit!
I enjoyed all of it.
I thought it was a great book. I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but most of it seemed awesome to me. She's my new hero
I listened to the whole thing in two days, it uplifted me completely and is so completely inspiring. She explains how simple and beautiful the world is, and how having everything you desire is easy.
Loved Jen's story telling, shoot from the hip style that tells it like it is. I've taken many of the concepts and thought processes and applied them in my life and always think back to this book as I navigate life's BS!!
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