Jen Sincero is the author of several books, including You are a Badass, The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping With Chicks, You are a Badass at Making Money, and Don’t Sleep with Your Drummer. She is also a life coach, motivational speaker, and bonafide badass who went from an ordinary woman making pennies at a job she hated to being everything she wanted to be, just by taking the risk to actually do it. And if that isn’t motivational, I don’t know what is. (Of course, what would be even more motivational is if she wasn’t a middle-aged white female, because let’s be honest: success for that demographic never seems like much of a struggle.)
This was a delightful little book to read on my vacation, as I am currently in a phase of my life where all I can think of is “MANIFEST, MANIFEST, MANIFEST!” Anyone who has read any self help blogs or articles that promote radical self love, manifestation, or life improvement might feel like they are having déjà vu reading this book. It concisely covers just about every one of those topics, but not in a way that had me rolling my eyes and saying “get on with it already”. She added a lovely layer of depth to each of the points, and always maintained a positive, inspiring voice throughout. She incorporates meditative and cognitive exercises that you can do anywhere anytime in order to change your thought process to be more positive. She consistently encourages self love, even to the point of ending each chapter with “love yourself, because…” and then goes on to list a reason based on the previous chapter.
The book did an excellent job of pepping me up, giving me a moral boost that I so desperately wanted while on vacation. I was pleased that the book was exactly what I thought it would be, and after putting it down, I felt better about myself.
Should you read it?
Sure! It covers many redundant self-love manifestation topics, but does so in a concise and refreshing way. It was a quick read and the exercises were fun to do along with each chapter.