• You’ve Already Changed Your Life

  • A Recipe for a Revelation
  • By: Jade Chang
  • Narrated by: Jade Chang
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (382 ratings)

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You’ve Already Changed Your Life

By: Jade Chang
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the award-winning novel The Wangs vs. the World and the Amazon Original The List comes a timely and thought-provoking exploration of the small moments that change us in big ways.

In You’ve Already Changed Your Life, Jade Chang posits that humans are infinitely adaptable, that the seeds of personal transformation are sown when we least expect it, and that identifying your own small (but profound!) shifts will help you retell the story of your life.

As Jade shares the unlikely moments that changed her forever, we join her on a quest to understand what makes people who they are. She takes us from a surprising history of personality tests to a debunking of the popular science theory of the reptile brain, with several unexpected stops along the way, all with her characteristic charm and wit. Part memoir, part investigation into the science of the mind, this Audible Original questions the old stories we’ve told ourselves about our capacity for change and gives you a blueprint to discover all the ways that you have, indeed, already changed your life. 

©2021 Jade Chang (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator and Performer

Jade Chang was most recently a writer on The Baby-Sitter's Club (Netflix). Her debut novel, The Wangs vs. the World, is a New York Times Editors' Choice and was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Elle, and Amazon. She has also written for Tthe NYT Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and is the author of Amazon Original The List. Her bestselling novel was optioned by Hulu and has been published in twelve countries. Jade lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Absolutely loved content AND narration!

Insightful with tons of great research to back up the author’s points. Presented perfectly by Jade herself, with properly enthusiastic pitch and tone that creates an easy and enjoyable listen for the reader.

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Fascinating and fun

So many fascinating and thought-provoking nuggets in this wise and witty dive into what makes us who we are and the ostensibly minor experiences that can change us forever. Superbly researched and narrated, Jade mixes personal stories with a look at well-known pyschological studies and the history of personality tests. Learn what really happened during the marshmallow test, why American breakfast became synonymous with bacon and eggs, and why Netflix can read your mind!



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Content is ok but all over the place.

I found the book not very organized, too many unimportant details or facts and often not getting to the point.
I wish someone else read for her, I find her voice and style very much like a teenager with an attitude, so I had a really hard time listening to her.

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Maybe Better for Younger People

I liked learning about the real facts behind the marshmallow test, Freud and his relatives who still influence us today, and more details about the psych tests on Facebook and how they were used to manipulate us. Those three things made the book worth listening to all the way through. However, I didn’t learn anything new—like a new tool or a new way to look at things. But I am almost 60 what she probably intended to reveal I had already learned a long time ago. Overall, it reminded me the Edgar Cayce saying, “Know thyself to be thyself”. The author needs to learn more about vaccines from Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai. There are other ways to protect yourself without vaccinations.

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So good!

I loved this! So honest and down to earth. Very enjoyable, inspiring, and also: practical!

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Uh oh.

I left a review and mentioned something about enjoying the content but struggling with the narration. Well, I had it at 1.1x speed. So…. If you’re looking at this title and decide to buy it…. do yourself a favor and listen at regular speed. Unless you enjoy the valley girl, gen y type sound. 😂

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There was zero purpose to this book. Waste of my time. No cohesion. Seems like the author took psych 101 and wanted to spout of some "cool" things she learned. Do not recommend.

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Wow! This is some good magic

Start to finish, I found this book fantastic. Great mix of personal story and meta-big ideas . Deep gratitude to the author, and all who listen to this too. Thank you!

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Insightful

This is not your typical self-help book. It's more of a different way to look at yourself, rather than changing yourself to look how you're "supposed" to look to everyone else. Everything is okay. You're okay. Don't let the world define you. You are already always redefining yourself. This was light, pleasant, interesting, and helpful.

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really enjoyed this

This book was great it was very easy to easy to listen to and absorb I love all of those different Ways to acknowledge our changes and it always does come back to Freud I guess

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wonderful storyteller

Kept my attention, but with that performing style.. it wasnt difficult. great narration, and seeing the World in a New way. thanks Jade and Audible !