You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass

The #1 New York Times Bestseller YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you're ready to ...

Details You Are a Badass

TitleYou Are a Badass
Release DateApr 23rd, 2013
PublisherRunning Press
GenreSelf Help, Nonfiction, Personal Development, Audiobook

Reviews You Are a Badass

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Listened to the audiobook for this one and really enjoyed it! The advice itself wasn't super original, but it's still a very motivational and inspirational read, and the way the author presents the info is fun and entertaining. I wouldn't classify this as a life-changing read for me, but after each listening session I definitely did feel more motivated to get my shit together, and that is exactly what I wanted from this book, so I'm counting it a...
  • Phil Keeling
    You Are A Bad Ass is the same pseudo-spiritual bunk you hear time and time again from self-help gurus all over the world. It was disappointing, the "sameness" that I got from it. In the end, all that I felt I received was a sweet-faced pep talk from a well-meaning but naïve friend.I suppose I went into it hoping that this had a new, more practical take on helping one feel good about oneself in the face of hardship. But in the end, there was just...
  • Michel
    "It's not enough to desire something, you've got to want it"Seriously?
  • Chelsey
    Did I just get tricked into reading a rip-off of The Secret because I liked the title?
  • Karen
    Not good. I can sum up this book pretty quickly. If you want to make a change in your life, or if you are not happy with your life, you are the only one who can make it better. There were a few things that really bothered me. If you are depressed, you cannot simply decide that you are not going to be depressed anymore and get yourself out and have fun. It is apparent that the author has never experienced depression, or been a very sympathetic fri...
  • Jennifer
    OMG, this book was so, so good. The message was exactly what I needed to hear. So much craziness is going on in my life right now and I find myself doubting my greatness The point Jen Sincero makes in this self-help book is we are all great, we all have enormous potential, we all possess the power to succeed at absolutely everything we direct our energy towards, but we are also our very own obstacle. Ms. Sincero identifies c...
  • Laura Bradbury
    *** PSA: Vent Alert***I didn't give this review a low rating because Sicero is a bad writer - she is perfectly effective for the task at hand and actually her appealing "ra-ra-go-get'em" voice is what drew me in to begin with. I ultimately bailed however, as I have a Big Problem with the central thesis of this book. Basically it all boils down to the theory that everyone has the power to "manifest" their own reality and if things are not working ...
  • Sarah
    I read one and a half chapters and then stumbled on the whole idea of source energy. If I want some real change in my life, I want real tips and not some esoteric mumbo jumbo. I'm also a bit peeved that the author mentioned in the very beginning that her readers should be open minded about her methods, and if they weren't they should just deal with living a sucky life. As if her methods were the only working ones.So I hardly have to mention that ...
  • Carolyn Francis
    A friend, who will remain nameless for her personal safety, told me that this book changed her life. I am so very happy for her. What I took from Jen Sincero's self-help-memoir was: that I am most definitely not a "badass", that I'm really, really fine with that, and that reading about it did not make me want to "share my awesomeness with the world" so much as contemplate a life of violent crime. Please do not ever, ever read it.
  • Christy
    4 stars!
  • Emmy
    This book was Badass!!!! If you have any mental barriers that are holding you back from achieving your goals then this book is for you! You have to be comfortable with some colorful language, and the idea of the Law of Attraction, but if you're open minded you will get a lot from this book. I've read a lot of books on this subject, but this one was so much more in your face (in a good way) and more easy to put into practice. I plan to read it aga...
  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    I got the audio of this on sale and I love the title -- but that was the thing I loved the most about it. When I started listening to it, I thought -- okay, maybe a little too "woo-woo" for me, but the tone is fun and it moves quickly and the audio was the right length for the rest of my ride. As I kept listening, I decided it was ok, not great, but some useful tips. Decided I probably wouldn't review it since I don't usually do reviews if I don'...
  • Alexandra Plesa
    If no one tells me to love myself for the next five years, that would be great.
  • Nikki Jefford
    This book is Bad! Ass!I don't think I've ever laughed out loud that many times while reading, though comic relief is not the intent. The whole purpose of the book is to freakin' change your life already. Make a difference. Love what you do. Love yourself. Love your life. Put your best foot forward again and again.Are you where you want to be in your life? Doing what you want? Living where you want?You have to want it, crave it, need it - can't li...
  • Heidi
    At first I really liked this book. I laughed my ass off. I kept thinking, "yes! That's exactly what I do!" But then...the book kinda started going down the same old self help book road. Still there were some funny bits, but there was nothing new or earth shattering. And then there was the chapter on money and finances that really left a sour taste in my mouth. So superficial. And sad. After that, nothing could make it better. I was half heartedly...
  • Jessica
    I think some of the ideas in here are on the right track, but her "just do it" kind of attitude is shortsighted and potentially harmful for someone who is dealing with actual mental health issues like depression and anxiety. There is a way to believe that I am a badass capable of overcoming my self-doubt and my other obstacles, but I don't think Jen Sincero is going to help me with that.
  • Alex
    I saw this at the airport in St. Louis and liked its affirmation that I was, indeed, a badass, so I decided to check it out from the library when I got back home. Honestly, who buys books at airports anymore? So expensive.Now, this book would have me believe that it doesn't matter that this book is expensive, because if I truly feel that money will manifest itself in my future, then so it shall be. While I like the unbridled optimism that Sincero...
  • Stephen Antczak
    This book is marketed as no-nonsense and plain-spoken, and it is definitely the latter, but has as much nonsense in it as any self-help book. There is, however, a lot of interesting information in here and I think can be a motivating to many people. You just have to get past what amounts to a bunch of sentient universe mumbo-jumbo, including the idea that, following this author's advice, you will always magically get "rock star" parking at the ma...
  • Katie Miller
    Literally finished this book and immediately jumped into taking action. It reminded me how much of a badass I truly am and finally helped me overcome my fears. Never again will I doubt my faith and the awesomeness that I WILL bring to this world. Everything is available to me and I deserve it. Here I come world. :)
  • Kelsey Marie
    *****The full review of this book can be read at Darling & Co.*****I was really excited for this book. I have the day-by-day calendar and I love it. It's posts are quick and witty and there's a bonus on the back of every day that tells you something interesting, or is a little puzzle, or something to get you thinking. It's great. The book version was...a let down, for a few reasons.Between the repetitiveness, Jen insulting the reader, and the big...
  • Siena Mirabella
    ok this is extremely pre-mature and probably not a valid opinion but -I picked up this book today, got through about 4 chapters and can't finish it. it feels like i'm being fed common sense information that i've already heard elsewhere. i usually don't dislike books, but i don't know what it is about this book that i just did not want to continue reading??? maybe i should give it a chance but honestly, i'd rather not lol. also, i might be an assh...
  • Lil
    I'm a sucker for a peppy self help book. There's nothing new here, but it's quick and a good pick me up. Basically, The Secret via a sassy coach. I don't mean that in a snarky way. My take on self help and diet books is similar...just because it's been done before doesn't mean it's not worth a read. Timing, refresher info, a kick in the pants all contribute to moving you forward in life.
  • Skyler Autumn
    4 Stars Jen Sincero is a badass who woke up from her mundane existence (THE BIG SNOOZE) and began throwing all her money, time and energy into the process of getting her true life back on track. This book is like the cliff notes or the cheat sheet to all self help books everywhere. Which is why I loved it!! Instead of drawing out the formula to spirituality and meditation she gives you snippets of doable and less intimidating passages. This helps...
  • Molly
    Why a four star rating?This a seriously funny book that weaves humor and real-life, take charge advice together to make you awesome! Overall, the book is witty and honest and offers some great ways to improve your life. While the humor and anecdotes make it unique and easy to read, much of the advice is the same stuff we have all heard over and over. It's just presented in a much more, fun interesting way.Summary:"You are a Badass" by Jen Sincero...
  • Amy
    Technically I didn't finish this book. But I read 82% of it, all the while growing more and more unimpressed, until finally I got to the point that unjust had to stop. My kindle says there's 33 minutes left for me to read. But I've decided I want those 33 minutes to myself.This book is basically a regurgitation of all other self-help kind of writings but with a "fun and hip" tone, or something. Often this "devil may care" quality feels forced. Th...
  • Maryam
    This book was great for me. It probably isn’t that good for everybody. In short it says if you want to improve your life it’s only you that should decide and do it and believe that you can do it.Like most of Self-Help books there are some stuff that can’t be copied to every and each of our lives. No it’s our responsibility and call to decide what is best for us. But someone like me needs a reminder once in while that she can live better.
  • Donielle Pace
    This book was beyond inspiring and just dead on truthful. It is the type of book that you need to read when you have that dream you want to come true, but you just continue to doubt your capabilities that you can actually do it. The exercises, such as rewriting letters of all the excuses by replacing them with affirmations or making a vision board to actually see our dream to remind us daily why we have been placed on this earth, are all good too...
  • Marisa Bisaccia [book whisperer]
    What to say about this book? Well it was really hard to read. At first it wasn't bad but, then I just felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again. Basically this is what the book tells you... if you want to do something just go do it, no matter what and love yourself! So a 300 page book could of been written in one sentence. I would much rather stick to Gabby Bernstein self help books. Those are written much better and actually giv...
  • Trelani Michelle
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It said/reaffirmed all that I needed to hear. There are a good bit of highlightable phrases making this a definite future re-read. If you're not seeking to make the leap into entrepreneurship or elevate as an entrepreneur, then this book isn't for you. All about universal synchronicity, faith, desire, and birthed dreams. Funny as hell, motivating, and thought provoking.