You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else) by Elan Gale

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Read You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else) Online Free - I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity.

I care more about feeling great than being great.


The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself that you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes you want. You can spend your days giving yourself affirmations in your heart-shaped mirror and trying to learn to love yourself. You can say your mantra over and over again while sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat in a Whole Foods parking lot. But the truth is, you're not a badass and you still don't have the life you want. That's where You're Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) comes in. This book teaches you how to harness all the negativity in the world and use it to improve your life, taking everyday feelings like self-loathing, regret and shame and making them work for you. Positive thinking is for assholes. Negative thinking is for winners.

Title : You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)
Author :
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ISBN : 1478918292
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 pages


Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 23, 2017

Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and sometimes we all need a...

TJL rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 20, 2017

I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who are so desperat...

Jake rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 05, 2017

A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could’ve been way shorter and just as effective.

Gwen - Chew & Digest Books - rated it ★★★★☆

January 09, 2018

This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspective with...

Taylor rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2018

“We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they’re excellent.” -- Elan Gale, You’re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You’re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book teaches you how to use all...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

January 04, 2018

This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs.

Courtney rated it ★★★☆☆

October 20, 2017

I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I myself deal wi...

Jo-Ann rated it ★★★☆☆

November 30, 2017

Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye.  This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them immensely.  Get...

Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2017

Me prior to reading this book : I’m a millennial and I’m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I’m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last time a read a self-hel...

Vanessa rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2017

Ok, so I’m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it’s the author writing in the way any one might...

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