You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life

You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life

by Lea Michele


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‘You first’ is about respecting and understanding what you really want—and then going out to achieve it.
In Brunette Ambition, Lea Michele shared a lot of the secrets and stories behind her success, and how she manages to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle despite her hectic schedule. Now, in her second book, she will teach readers how they, too, can be their best selves. In Lea's opinion, keeping a journal and asking yourself the hard questions about what you want out of life is the best way to achieve your dreams, so she has outlined a series of exercises, prompts, and lists based on her own personal program. Lea's guided journal will address all the topics she wrote about in Brunette Ambition, including fitness, diet, work, school, and relationships, but with all-new material to help readers reach their goals. Peppered between the advice and exercises will be fun personal anecdotes from Lea to motivate and inspire readers to put themselves first and live their best life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553447316
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 740,267
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LEA MICHELE is a best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-, Grammy-, and SAG-award-winning Fox television series Glee, as well as Ryan Murphy’s newest series, Scream Queens. She is the author of New York Times bestselling health and lifestyle guide, Brunette Ambition, and her chart-topping album Louder debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200. She has starred in four Broadway shows, and has been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG Award, and multiple Golden Globes. She lives in Los Angeles.

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You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful journal for all ages. The book sleeve comes off for those that want a more personalized and less celebrity-driven look. Inside the pages of the book, readers will first journal about their ancestry and family recipes. Then they will write about exercise and health / wellness. There is a section for friendships and relationships. Then there is goal-setting in general and how to journal about work-related issues. What I like about this book is that it offers ways to get better. For instance, instead of just saying "do you think you are healthy?" there are journal entries about "how can you get healthy? how can you change your diet and exercise habits?". Afterwards, there are tips from Lea herself. The writing space is plenty big, and the font is nice in purple cursive. Overall, this is a very nice journal and would make an excellent gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She had a ghost writer for her first book (translation: she didn't write it herself. She told stories to someone and they did it for her), so this one takes me as no surprise that the content is so generic and literally "fill in the blank". If I wanted a self-help journal I would get one from a certified counselor. I was ambivalent towards this actress but not anymore. She ought to stick to her strengths - Broadway, the stage and Ryan Murphy shows.
Sparrowhawk24 More than 1 year ago
You First, by singer, actress, and author Lea Michele, will win your heart and hold your attention, as she provides practical tools to help you see the very best in yourself and further help you overcome unhealthy patterned behaviors that are consuming your life. Furthermore, the wisdom and transparency Lea Michele brings into these pages is refreshing! If you are an admirer of Lea Michele, this book will make you love her even more. I greatly enjoyed this book/interactive journal and recommend it to anyone looking for a permanent change ___________________________________________ WHAT I LIKED: + Lea Michele’s voice in You First is altogether wonderful. She engages with the reader in such a personal way by inviting her audience into her own accomplishments and painful struggles, and by providing easy solutions to life’s problems in a highly entertaining and empowering way + You First is deeply engaging ― it is not the type of book one would sit back and take in, rather it is a book that requires one’s full attention and participation in on order to reap the full benefits of the book and for its message to resonate deep within the heart. In other words, it calls for vulnerability and this in turn will shift the way you think + Truly, You First is jam-packed with so much inspirational wisdom and insight. My favorite section was YOU ― which covered topics on fitness, nutrition and diet. Lea Michele’s honesty about maintaining a properly balanced diet, observing our behavioral patterns, and dietary accountability was so encouraging and motivating. This section also features a Fun Food Challenge which encourages the reader to eliminate certain foods (i.e. gluten, dairy, sugar etc.) from their diet to test Lea’s theories ― this entire section was so well done, I could go on and on! WHAT I DIDN’T LIKED: - My only reservation with You First was with the ROOTS section of the book. I confess there was a sense of hopelessness as this section in particular encourages the reader to dig into their maternal and paternal heritage, and well, not all of us were raised with both biological parents; thus, this may be a bit of a setback for those nurtured otherwise AFTERTHOUGHTS: While engaging and reading this book, I discovered that one of the most powerful weapons we possess in life is our own human will. We, alone, are the only ones who truly hold the potential to see good fruit in our lives and to be the change we long to see in ourselves and in the world