You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

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Overview

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

Via chapters such as "Your Brain Is Your Bitch," "Fear Is for Suckers" and "My Subconscious Made Me Do It," Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career, and general all-around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

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We didn't imagine that the author of Don't Sleep with Your Drummer and The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks would suddenly become Goody-Two-Shoes for her third book—and the good news is that she doesn't. In fact, You Are a Badass is exactly the sort of irreverent, no-nonsense guide that we would expect from this self-described "motivational cattle prod." Instead of spiritual exercises and soul cleanses, former rock musician Sincero lays down riffs that leave no room for sniffling doubters. If you snort at conventional self improvement tomes, this is the book for you. A trade paperback original.

Publishers Weekly - Audio
11/25/2013
Jen Sincero offers a no-nonsense approach to reinventing yourself, shedding the past’s baggage, and grasping the opportunities awaiting you, once you’re ready to seize your inner awesomeness. Her goal is to chisel away the fluff of the self-help genre and identify exactly what you need to do in order to succeed. Sincero reads in a conversational voice, however she sometimes comes across as slightly condescending. As a narrator, Sincero tries to be both lively and relaxed, and thus her narration sounds uneven. Still, listeners looking to find their inner badasses and live awesome lives will find this spirited audio edition useful. A Running Press paperback. (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly
Sincero (Don't Sleep With Your Drummer) brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes, offering a promising new title in the genre that's not as completely irreverent as it sounds. The system Sincero outlines is a specific way of thinking about reality: imagining the not-yet-reality into the present. She includes important messages about forgiveness, personal power, gratitude, meditation, and learning from experience, alongside fear-banishing techniques. Original exercises, such as writing a letter to money, and ways to identify false beliefs abound with clever turns of phrase and chapter ti-tles like "Your Brain Is Your Bitch", "Present as a Pigeon", "Lead with Your Crotch", and "Doing vs. Spewing". Sincero writes with candor about her own struggles, heightening the message's accessibil-ity, particularly among a younger set. In essence: the vast, unknowable universe will give us every-thing we desire enough to envision, but laziness and doubt are banned. The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs. (May)
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"Sincero brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes. . . . The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs." —-Publishers Weekly
Library Journal - Audio
03/15/2014
Sincero (Don't Sleep with Your Drummer) narrates her newest release with a directness and sass that attempt to defrock her fellow self-help gurus. From the first chapter readers satisfied with lighter fare will enjoy Sincero's irreverence and wit as she strips away the mystique surrounding success and redresses it with glorious simplicity: decide to change, believe in what you cannot see, connect with source energy, and get off your tuchus! However, case studies are limited to Sincero's own experiences, and concrete strategy is absent. VERDICT Self-help novices and general audiences happy with a more material view of success will find Sincero's colloquial approach refreshing and celebrate her frankness. However, those looking for a more holistic and sophisticated view of success may prefer more researched works like Brendan Bruchard's The Charge.—Erin E. Forson, Columbus, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452645513
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/16/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jen Sincero is a success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her private sessions, public appearances, newsletters, products, and books. She is the bestselling author of the semi-autobiographical novel Don't Sleep with Your Drummer and the national bestseller The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks.

Jen Sincero is a success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her private sessions, public appearances, newsletters, products, and books. She is the bestselling author of the semi-autobiographical novel Don't Sleep with Your Drummer and the national bestseller The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks.

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

    I love this book.  You can read it over and over.  This is much

    I love this book.  You can read it over and over.  This is much lighter read than some of the other great books out there like Success Principles.  I encourage everyone to read this.  I am buying copies for all my gratuates!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Inspiring easy read to help you keep moving forward :)

    So much of this book feels like common sense and yet I bought my copy after borrowing this book from the library. I know that I will quote parts of it to my (young adult) children and close friends. I also plan to use it as a reference for when I'm feeling off track and needing inspiration or advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    I really benefitted from reading this book. As someone who has s

    I really benefitted from reading this book. As someone who has struggled with self-doubt and indecisiveness, I found much here to help me move in better directions. I bought a copy for my elder son.

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    Posted July 10, 2013

    I enjoyed reading this book. It kept me interested! 

    I enjoyed reading this book. It kept me interested! 

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