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You are a Badass Audiobook

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Jen Sincero (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Kim 06-06-14
    Kim 06-06-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Best book I have heard all year"

    I listen to a ton of audiobooks, on average 2 a week. This book was the best for me this year. She is hillarious, but she is also hugely inspiring. There were numerous times while listening to the book that I had some major insights into my life. I highly recommend this book.

    37 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    ButterflyGirl 05-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Jen knocked it out of the park!"

    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.

    16 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    A. Peterson 05-08-14
    A. Peterson 05-08-14
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    "Loved it, bitches!"
    Would you listen to You are a Badass again? Why?

    Yes, as a matter of fact, I bought the book, so I could highlight all of the useful shit!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You are a Badass?

    I enjoyed all of it.


    What does Jen Sincero bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's funny!


    Any additional comments?

    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
    :)

    29 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Meisha Eugene, Oregon, United States 12-15-13
    Meisha Eugene, Oregon, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Edgy self help"
    Where does You are a Badass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was a self help book so I guess Jen because she seems like someone I would be friends with.


    What about Jen Sincero’s performance did you like?

    It was lively and entertaining.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Time to be you.


    23 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    abby San Francisco, CA, United States 11-03-13
    abby San Francisco, CA, United States 11-03-13
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    "This book is absolutely amazing."
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    28 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 01-27-15
    Mark 01-27-15
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    "Cool, but not a lot of take-aways"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Jen Sincero’s story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Jen Sincero’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I don't know if she has any others actually.


    Could you see You are a Badass being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Nope. It's not really that deep. There are some okay stories in it, but it's really not that developed.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 01-19-15
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    "awful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Picking a different book would have been a good start


    What was most disappointing about Jen Sincero’s story?

    Corny and over-generalized


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    flat voice/ poor intonation


    What character would you cut from You are a Badass?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    This was almost painful to listen to - didn't get very far at all

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 07-29-14
    Thomas 07-29-14
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    "Badass = BS, but I love it."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I listened to the audio sample and was immediately put on alert because of the narrators raspy gravelly voice (sorry Jen) - you can judge for yourself in the short audio clip - however, something about the content in the clip hooked me and I took the plunge. I connect with Jen - she strikes me as someone that I would want to spend time with - I also connect with the content and I am a believer in aligning thoughts with the harmony of the universe. Call it what you will, wishing, praying, 'asking and you shall be receiving' -

    Amazing things have come my way when I truly believed that they were coming my way - and that is the essence of what Jen is suggesting - in ancient times people went to sites (churches synagogs etc..) to 'pray' - and throughout all of history there are examples of humans trying to connect to the 'Grand PooBah' - and Jen puts a modern spin on the whole idea - plus she is so funny - I am convinced she must be a riot to be with - the book only gets the 3 stars because the humor only translates so/so in this delivery -

    I do recommend the book - it was well worth the time spent listening - if refined it could be 4 or 5 stars -


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 04-01-15
    Katheryne MD, United States 04-01-15 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    I'm embarrassed to write this review because it means I actually purchased this book. The whole thing was utter nonsense and the author/narrator was annoying at best. You are better off getting daily affirmations from Stuart Smalley. Save your money on this one.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Terrence Kane 01-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So Refreshing, Funny and Relatable!"
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    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!!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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