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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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    Maureen Ann OMalley 03-10-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Cheerleading at it's most enthusiastic"

    This is like a reboot of The Secret that was so popular ten years ago. The concept is good, but not revolutionary. The author is her own biggest fan, which I found grating after a while. She repeatedly exclaimed how wonderful her life is because she believes it can and should be wonderful. I am happy for her but I do wonder how true the inverse is in her world view.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    acwiner 03-07-17
    acwiner 03-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hilariously empowering..."

    I was skeptical at a self help book. This is awesome and hilarious. Practical and insightful. This is a must if you are looking for a fresh and different perspective...I can't wait for her next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Silvia C Corella MIDLAND, TEXAS, US 03-05-17
    Silvia C Corella MIDLAND, TEXAS, US 03-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not What I Expected.....and LOVED IT!!!!"

    Jen Sincero explains things without the bullshit. Doesn't sugarcoat it and really gives you PHENOMENAL advice to change yourself. The book was eye opening and LOVED her! Worth the listen and purchase. Am looking forward to her next book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kayla O'Donnell 02-25-17
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    "Fantastic Read"

    At first listen I didn't know what was happening. Jen's voice was so different from what you normally hear on Audible. But I returned a day later and I'm so glad I did. She's funny. And the material is, well, life altering. If you let it. Just finished and I'm excited to implement all these tips to start living like a badass.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KIM 07-13-14
    KIM 07-13-14

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    "Way too much counterfactual new-age nonsense"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Removing the 80% of this book that confidently makes bold assertions about how the world works with respect to "source energy", "connecting" to said source energy, how energy vibrates and vibrates at certain frequencies, how we want our energy to vibrate at higher frequencies and how our energy vibrating attracts anything that vibrates at the same frequency, etc.

    I read to learn and not just to reaffirm my existing worldview. Yet, for me, far far too much time is spent making these extraordinary and - from my perspective - implausible assertions.

    One does not need to agree with, or even understand, everything in a book to benefit from it, but I do prefer to find some common ground to build on before starting to accept new assertions.

    None of the claims about energy and frequencies and attractions are new at all, of course. To the contrary, I think that at this point we do have reason to believe that those claims are false.

    I really did make an effort to sit through the parts that make these claims I think are very likely false; all the while trying to see them as allegorical and trying to extract whatever benefit and meaning from them I could. Eventually it seemed to me that I just couldn't recognize the world I live in with what the author spent the vast majority of the time conveying.

    So why don't I just live-and-let-live, and allow people with a worldview different from my own to benefit from this book in whichever way they can? I do. Nothing I'm saying here interferes with that. I'm writing this for people like myself so they can have an idea about what they're getting in to.


    Has You are a Badass turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all.


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    If you prefer your self-help more evidence based, have a look at anything by Kelly McGonical.

    165 of 222 people found this review helpful
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    Jedson3614 Vestal, NY 06-02-14
    Jedson3614 Vestal, NY 06-02-14

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    "Good at times"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Only during a few moments.


    What was most disappointing about Jen Sincero’s story?

    The entire story as repetitive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Often the quotes in beginning of each chapter.


    Was You are a Badass worth the listening time?

    Only for the quotes.


    Any additional comments?

    Has a few good moments but overall is often repetitive. She always goes back to love yourself. I also disagree that if you wish for a million bucks it will somehow manifest. The only way to really make money is to work for it. Yes she is right we need to reach higher goals by putting in the effort, but just wishing for the universe to bring me what i want is unrealistic.

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    Cyrus Epler Manchester, CT United States 09-28-14
    Cyrus Epler Manchester, CT United States 09-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Just more Secret manifestation hocus pocus"
    What would have made You are a Badass better?

    If it didn't rely so much on nonsense like manifestation and wishful thinking, I mean, raising your frequency.


    What could Jen Sincero have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Actually be a badass and tell people how to be one instead of more wishful thinking a la the Secret.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jen Sincero’s performances?

    Not if she keeps spouting this nonsense. I mean, if it works for her, that is great. But I just can't make myself believe in mystical, magical thinking that is going to swoop in and change my life and the world.


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    Michail 06-19-14
    Michail 06-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "The "New" Secret - Load of Bull"
    What would have made You are a Badass better?

    This has nothing to do with anything. 5 Hours of talking in circles.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jen Sincero again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jen Sincero’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from You are a Badass?

    The narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a bunch of new age if you think it, then you will get it. The basis of this book is about vibrating at the same frequency as your desires to attract the like vibrations. Blah, Blah, Blah horrible. Useless.

    107 of 156 people found this review helpful
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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.

    39 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspiring"

    I found this book so inspirational. Sincero has made me think about a lot of things in my life and how I think and act. I will be taking her tips and advice to heart and change the current course of my life and manifest the life I want to lead.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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