With a title like 'You Are a Badass' how could I not pick up this book and get my grubby little hands all over it? As a sucker for self-help books and books about being a badass, I fell in love with Jen Sincero's blog first and then her book.
The book cuts through a lot of the wibly language man other help books use and goes straight in for what worked for her, what didn't, and what she recommends for anyone trying to reset their life and start living like a champ. She's got a fun way with language and knows what parts are likely to make a reader roll their eyes but she's convincing about what steps she took to change her life.
The chapters are fun with titles like "Your Brain is Your Bitch" this book is not for people easily offended by swearing or blunt language. I found the bluntness endearing and fun. However, I know for a lot of people her blunt approach isn't effective. She does call you a wimp and call you out for taking the easy way out and some people have found that more harmful than helpful.
Despite her tough words, Sincero does very much espouse love and support for yourself and for others. With a rough and tumble attitude, it's easy to overlook that in her steps, love yourself is always, always, always there as the final step.
I will say that some of her advice did not do it for me. Buying a car you can't afford because that will force you to earn more money does not seem like the type of gameplan I am down to try in my own life. However, I did find it helpful that she had a how to list at the end of each section to break down what to do to implement what she's suggested.
For me, I found it a lot of fun and an energizing read. it's a book I'll keep around on my shelf, loan out to friends and maybe even buy a few copies to give out as Christmas presents this year.
You can buy You Are A Badass here.