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What disappointed you about You are a Badass?
With a stand-out title like "You are a Badass", I expected a down-to-earth, rough around the edges perspective on the self-betterment theme. The LAST thing I expected was more of the same new-age speak that tends to pervade this genre. While the book contains chapters titled like "Your brain is your bitch", the actual content veers into discussions of communicating with the "source energy" of the universe, and "raising your vibrations" through meditation to fulfill your visions. The dissonance between how the book presents itself and the actual content was enough to prompt me to write this review to help inform future potential buyers.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The book is not without its helpful points and uplifting message- I did enjoy aspects of it. However, I'm offended by what seems to me to be a manipulative marketing angle using "curse words" in the title and chapter titles as an attempt to set this book aside from the sea of other self-development books that have similar content and approach.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
The narration was great!
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from You are a Badass?
As editor, I would have strongly suggested the author remove or rework aspects that veer into new-age speak. "Raising your frequency", "vibrations", "source energy", "yoga", "mantras" are what a book titled "You are a Badass" should NOT contain. With as much time as this books spends on these topics, I'd suggest it be titled "Raising Your Vibrations: How to tap into the Source Energy of the Universe" - then readers would get what they paid for.
Any additional comments?
The title / cover marketing of this book was successful in that they convinced me to buy the book, but a failure in conveying the mood of the content.
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The book fell flat for me as it seemed as though the author was simply relaying stories and anecdotes she had collected from other sources. It was almost as though I was in a conversation with a marginally informed friend covering a host of topics but with no ability to bore down into meaningful detail on any one subject. Also a little too many F-bombs that served no real purpose other than as an attempt to convey edginess?
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