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Where does This Messy Magnificent Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Geneen Roth talks about food but more importantly she talks about life. She encourages women to be their own authority in their life. This book guides the listener to quit paying attention to her inner critic (aka: crazy aunt in the attic) and do what is right for herself. Stop the self improvement, stop dieting, stop following other people’s rules, and live your own life. She ends the book with touchstones to guide the listener to be present in her life.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
i am a fan of Geneen Roth, but I felt like 90 percent of the stories in this book involve situations she has written about many times before, in the exact same way. There is always a time when an author who mines his/her own life to the degree that Roth has (I am also thinking of Anne Lamott, Auguster Burroughs, and David Sedariis here), becomes repetitive. This is that book for Geneen Roth.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Her pace is a bit slow and deliberate, a little too theatrical for my taste. She is someone who appears to take herself quite seriously...nothing wrong with that, but she brings the same weight to every subject, which can grow tiresome.
Any additional comments?
If you are new to Roth, there is probably plenty here to chew on. But if, like me, you are familiar with her work, then feel free to skip this one. You won't be missing anything new.
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Geneen I have loved all your books, and this one was no exception. Your warmth, honesty and loveliness shines through your words and makes me feel like maybe underneath I’m not broken, even when I feel like I am, your books bring me back home and I remember that there is hope. Please never stop writing! I pre ordered ‘This Messy Magnificent Life’ for my mum too because I want more people to know what you know. Thank you x x Kirsty x x