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  • Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies

  • And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who's Been There
  • By: Tara Schuster
  • Narrated by: Tara Schuster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,615 ratings)

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Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies

By: Tara Schuster
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Publisher's summary

Brutally honest, often hilarious, hard-won lessons in learning to love and care for yourself from a former vice president at Comedy Central who was called “ahead of her time” by Jordan Peele.

“You’re going to want Tara Schuster to become your new best friend.” (Glennon Doyle, number one New York Times best-selling author of Untamed)

"Compelling, persuasive, and useful no matter where you are in your life." (Chelsea Handler, number one New York Times best-selling author of Life Will Be the Death of Me)

By the time she was in her late 20s, Tara Schuster was a rising TV executive who had worked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and helped launch Key & Peele to viral superstardom. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath that veneer of success, she was a chronically anxious, self-medicating mess. No one knew that her road to adulthood had been paved with depression, anxiety, and shame, owing in large part to her minimally parented upbringing. She realized she’d hit rock bottom when she drunk-dialed her therapist pleading for help.

Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies is the story of Tara’s path to re-parenting herself and becoming a "ninja of self-love". Through simple, daily rituals, Tara transformed her mind, body, and relationships, and shows how to:

  • Fake gratitude until you actually feel gratitude
  • Excavate your emotional wounds and heal them with kindness
  • Identify your self-limiting beliefs, kick them to the curb, and start living a life you choose
  • Silence your inner frenemy and shield yourself from self-criticism
  • Carve out time each morning to start your day empowered, inspired, and ready to rule
  • Create a life you truly, totally f--king love

This is the audiobook Tara wished someone had given her, and it is the audiobook many of us desperately need: a candid, hysterical, addictive, practical guide to growing up (no matter where you are in life) and learning to love yourself in a non-throw-up-in-your-mouth-it’s-so-cheesy way.

©2020 Tara Schuster (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"This is the book so many of us need right now: a fierce-but-tender guide to conquering our self-doubt so that we can breathe, be kind to ourselves, and enjoy the one life we’re given. You’re going to want Tara Schuster to become your new best friend." (Glennon Doyle, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Love Warrior)

"This isn’t just a memoir; it’s too helpful for that. But it’s not a self-help guide either; it doesn’t promise to cure your ills and it won’t make you roll your eyes. It’s a bracingly honest, funny read that will make you feel you’re not alone in the world. Tara Schuster’s debut is like Wild meets You Are a Badass, and her reflections offer hope for Millennials that if your parents didn’t quite ace their roles, it’s not too late to re-parent yourself." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B)

“In this fun, debut memoir-cum-guide to ‘reparenting’ oneself and living one’s best life, Schuster, a Comedy Central executive, candidly shares her worst experiences and what’s she learned from them. She writes of how she went from self-medicating and self-sabotaging to reclaiming her life by developing healthy rituals such as journaling, writing thank you notes, using vision boards, and cultivating gratefulness. She also divulges sage advice she’s been given from mentors and friends, including Jon Stewart and Anjelica Huston.... Schuster is jovial throughout and relies on the authority of her experience as she surveys but never overly lauds her impressive career. Filled with gems of wisdom, Schuster’s chronicle of her ups and downs is a winner.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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