Get Your Sh!t Together

Your Prescription for a Simpler Life
Narrated by: Ruth Field
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (328 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Tackle daunting problems like a fearless superwoman
  • Figure out what you want from life and find the courage to Go For It
  • Learn how to get more sh!t done in less time
  • Stop feeling bad about your less-than-perfect life (because perfection's overrated anyway)

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

Critic Reviews

“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)

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Comedy?

This is an edgy self help books, categorized incorrectly (in my opinion). It is repetitive, and I had a hard time finishing it.

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Not the book for me.

Would you try another book from Ruth Field and/or Ruth Field?

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.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ruth Field again?

No.

How could the performance have been better?

Actually, I kind of enjoyed her performance.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

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."

Any additional comments?

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.

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Wow! A great straight to the point reading.

I really enjoyed the choice of words within this book. I am excited to read more from her and inspired to GET MY SHIT TOGETHER!

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Really good

Really well presented with some wonderful ideas. I loved listening to this book! Very good.

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loved it

makes life simpler. Great boom to get you moving and feeling happier. I loved it

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Not a typical cliche self help book

There are quite a few new ideas I here and the way they are delivered is really entertaining and helpful!

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Down to earth....

Great delivery and to the point. For those of us who hate fluff and only want to get straight to the "fine print", this is it. I like it and it energized me to "GMST" in other areas of my life, like my closet. Now I'm Kon Mari-ing my house because of this book.

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Great

If you're in need of a good kick in the you know what to get you motivated. This is it! Don't wait another day to get your life together!

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Just the kick in the butt I needed!

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.

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Ruth Field is tough as nails and I loved it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Get Your Sh!t Together to be better than the print version?

Yes - the author's voice really helps to demonstrate her points

What other book might you compare Get Your Sh!t Together to and why?

The concepts in the book are not new, but I thought she did a great job of compiling all of the different actions, thoughts and ideas and putting them in a no-nonsense way that people will appreciate. (I did!)

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

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just the main point which is true. Action is all that matters. Not your intentions of doing something, your plans of doing something, or your excuses why you haven't done whatever that something is.

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  • M. Hubbard
  • 12-22-18

How many times can she say the word shit

Contains nothing new except for constant use of the word shit and being tough with yourself.
Old time management theories are re cycled with constant use of the word shit.
Nothing to view here. Move along

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  • C.Beasley
  • 03-08-18

uninspired

after so many positive reviews I thought I'd give this a go. wish I hadn't bothered.
Nothing new here. If this is your first purchase it might help. If you suffer from long term disorganization it's very basic.
The only advice is get off your ass because anything is better than nothing.

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  • Nina
  • 06-12-13

gets you spring cleaning in no time

If you need a quick new spring in your step, this should do the trick.

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  • berta
  • 07-08-13

Enjoyable

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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.

Would you be willing to try another book from Ruth Field? Why or why not?

Yes I would, she's nice to be listened to.

What about Ruth Field’s performance did you like?

Yes, she does read the book putting all her heart into it.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

I don't think so.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-20

The grit doctor

1) I like this because it says the things I’ve never noticed, because I want to get organised but never know where to start
2) I don’t hate anything

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  • Julie from Farnham
  • 03-27-20

What was I thinking?

Obviously completely misunderstood what this book was when I downloaded it . Only managed to listen up to chapter three and that was due to having a long car journey and no other book to change to. Repetitive , droning on....Bridget Jones would have fallen asleep in her cornflakes!

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  • Tina Young
  • 01-18-20

Brilliant

I absolutely loved this. Getting my shit together will be a lot easier now I have The Grit Doctor's voice in my head

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  • DreyerBerkley
  • 11-25-19

Great coaching. Common sense stuff with humour!

This was good for me. Just getting rid of all the complicated analysis and getting on with action and being accountable to myself. I'd happily listen to more by this author.

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  • END SCAMS
  • 03-06-19

Exchange GROT for GRIT

Absolutely brilliant, the book does exactly what it says and more than what it says! I am listening to it again to make sure I haven’t missed any important grit. And down loaded RFBR. My life is changing already THANK YOU !!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-18

loved everything about this book.

loved it, highly recommend very easy to listen to and keeps you interested in every chapter

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-19

Amazing

If you want to kick start your life then this is the book for you! I loved everything about this book from the authors voice to the raw, cut the shit language. I have bought this for five of my girlfriends

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-19

Couldn’t finish

Damn near impossible to listen to, the reader sounds so negative and makes you feel very unmotivated