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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together comes more straight talk about how to stand up for who you are and what you really want, need, and deserveshowing when it's okay to be selfish, why it's pointless to be perfect, and how to be "difficult."
Being yourself should be easy, yet too many of us struggle to live on other people's terms instead of our own. Rather than feeling large and in charge, we feel little and belittled.
Sound familiar? Bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight has three simple words for you:
YOU DO YOU.
It's time to start putting your happiness firstand stop letting other people tell you what to do, how to do it, or why it can't be done. And don't panic! You can do it without losing friends and alienating people. Knight delivers her trademark no-bullsh*t advice about:
- The Tyranny of "Just Because"
- The social contract and how to amend it
- Turning "flaws" into strengthsaka "mental redecorating"
- Why it's not your job to be nice
- Letting your freak flag fly
- How to take risks, silence the doubters, and prove the haters wrong
Praise for Sarah Knight
"Self-help to swear by." Boston Globe
"Hilarious... truly practical." Booklist
About the Author
Sarah Knight's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, has been published in more than twenty languages, and her TEDx talk, "The Magic of Not Giving a F*ck," has more than four million views. All of the books in her No F*cks Given Guide series have been international bestsellers, including Get Your Sh*t Together, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for sixteen weeks. Her writing has also appeared in Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Red, Refinery29, and elsewhere. After quitting her corporate job to pursue a freelance life, she moved from Brooklyn, New York, to the Dominican Republic, where she currently resides with her husband, two feral rescue cats, and a sh*tload of lizards.
You can learn more and sign up for her newsletter at nofucksgivenguides.com, follow Sarah on Twitter and Instagram @MCSnugz, and follow the books @NoFucksGivenGuides (Facebook and Instagram) and @NoFucksGiven (Twitter).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It feels like we just started on writing our resolutions for 2018 and here the year is half way done. Where does the time go seriously? In my defense though I blame the snow. I mean seriously who wants to work on their resolutions with the snow all the way up to their kneecaps? Now that it's spring and the bird's are singing and the sky is so bright nothing can stop me from accomplishing my goals. Well, other than me of course. I don't know what happens but the start of the year I am ready to jump start on my goals and half way through the year I just go "So?" and then don't accomplish anything on my goals to make a better me. And I know I'm not the only one. So where does one get good ideas on how to better oneself to stay focused? Why the Library of course. And the book to find is called You Do You by Sarah Knight. She has been there, done that and has the t-shirt to prove it. I love her enthusiasm about sharing how to get what you want in life and make it work in your favor. She makes do and don't lists on how to turn your "flaws" into strengths. Get to learn how to be a team player by looking at who you truly are. It's okay to help others but you have to put yourself first and that there is nothing wrong with that. And that is what resolutions are all about aren't they? Helping you become a better you.
This book is a terrific third book from Sarah Knight, and arguably could be considered a love letter TO YOURSELF. I really loved this book, because I really love any sort of advice that centers around just genuinely being comfortable with you, exactly as you are, exactly how you want to be, without judgement. This book serves up whole heaping piles of this - being confident in letting your own personal freak flag fly, and spending more of your time focusing on you vs. focusing on what other people think about you. As Sarah Knight so eloquently writes, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." There are definitely references back to the first two books that Sarah has written, but done in a way that ties the overarching ideas from all the books together, into a current theme of how to just live your life for yourself, on your own terms. Of course, this was also done with Sarah's particular brand of perfectly timed comedic humor. Its like grabbing a glass of wine with your bestie, and having a good heart to heart about how to live your best life. I would absolutely recommend that people read this one if your looking for a little motivation, a little inspiration or just a good read written by an author that you wouldn't mind tossing back a few tequila's with, and heading out to find some traffic cones.