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Publisher: Running Press (April 23, 2013)
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Until Chapter 17.
About halfway through the book, Sincero begins talking about excuses. Okay, yes. A valuable thing to discuss. People, myself included, make excuses all the time. But she decides to target a set group of people.
People who are clinically depressed. She says, and I'm paraphrasing here, that depression is a comfort because it gives those who suffer from it an excuse not to do anything but stay in bed.
And that is precisely when I tuned out. I went from loving everything she said to eye rolling in a matter of seconds.
My clinical depression is not an excuse. It isn't me being lazy. It isn't me snickering as I back out on plans I make with friends. It's me literally being unable to do anything because my disease is keeping me from doing it. There are days where I can't do anything at all. There are days where laundry piles up and my bedroom becomes a disaster and I hide away from the world because I don't think I'm worthy of being seen. There are days where I stop seeing my friends because I feel like I'm a burden to them.
And my friends understand this. They know what I go through and they know that if I need some time to myself to get my brain under control, then it isn't an excuse. It doesn't mean I don't love them. It means that I'm just dealing with negative thoughts and I need to work through it. The fact that Sincero completely misunderstands depression ruined this book for me instantly. Yes, I will admit she gives valuable advice. But once I figured out that her advice disvalues someone like me, I checked out.
Also, her advice...is highly privileged. She says things like, "If you can afford this book, then you're doing okay." "Just buy the car of your dreams!" "If you want to travel the world, stop making excuses and you can." Some people...can't do that. Don't get me wrong, I'm in a good place right now but a year ago? I could barely pay my student loans. I couldn't afford to replace the khakis that were part of my work uniform. I ate leftovers for days on end because my paycheck wasn't going far enough. I didn't blame the universe for this. And I certainly didn't spend beyond my means just because I thought 'the universe owes me and will figure it out.' Sometimes, you're just in a s***ty place in life. I was in a s***ty place for three and a half years. Going out and spending money on a trip around the world isn't exactly sound advice for everyone. I felt like Sincero was speaking to one small group of clients. I didn't fit within that group.
Like I said, she does say some really nice things. She did build me up for quite a few chapters. But she dropped me instantly and it hurt. Depression is hard enough. People with depression shouldn't hear that it's an 'excuse.' I was highly offended and if I wasn't so far in the book, I would've stopped reading altogether.
Needless to say, I'm pretty glad to be done with this one.,A great book that clears the fog of life and helps put things in perspective to aid in revealing the greatness of you that you couldn't see, though it was there all along. Not your typical "self help" book. I highly recommend this book. It will get you to step out beyond your comfort zone and start living a fuller life.,Although I have heard a lot of the information in other self help books before, Jens delivery is different and entertaining. I don't recall chuckling during other self help books.
If truck driver/rock band language offends you perhaps you should look for another book. Me? I'm fine with it.
The life experience examples she uses are quite unique.
I have the audio version narrated by Jen so her full personality for me is what makes this book.
I will be purchasing her second Badass book.,If you don't already on this book you need to! I purchased multiple copies for my employees to remind them how much of a badass they truly are. I also recommend the audio version if your someone who doesn't like reading and has long commutes.,I really enjoyed this book. It is a little cheesy but the message is so clear in every chapter. So glad I bought it so I can look back at all the things I highlighted.,Good advice and ideas I already read in the writings of Louise Hay, Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer, etc. I do not mind a "rider's digest" in the form of this book, but I cannot take its language. Perhaps the author tried too much to be hip and approachable, obtained the opposite for me. I could not read it.,I like the book but there is a glitch in the kindle version and everytime I start a new chapter it goes back the the table of contents in the beginning of the book!! Very annoying!!
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