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
Number of pages256 pages
GenreSelf Help, Nonfiction, Personal Development, Audiobook

Reviews You Are a Badass

  • 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?
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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. :)
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • StMargarets
    Fun, quick read that is a good overview of what's hot in the self-help world right now. Namely, affirmations (like Louise Hay), the law of attraction (like the book The Secret), the benefits of mindfulness and meditation (Eckhart Tolle). I do need reminders that a change in attitude and thinking can be beneficial - and this book delivers that in spades.I found her discussion of money really interesting (abundance vs. fear) from a psychological pe...
  • 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'...
  • 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.
  • Alexandra Plesa
    If no one tells me to love myself for the next five years, that would be great.
  • 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.
  • Dramapuppy
    When I signed up to do the Popsugar Reading Challenge, I knew the self-help book would be a challenge for me. I hate self-help. Usually I can't get through the back cover without making six sarcastic remarks and then spending the next half hour feeling oddly bad about myself. (I realize that this is not an admirable reaction). Although I didn't love this book, it gets bonus points for not being painful for me.I'm not going to summarize it because...
  • 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...
  • Sommer Marsden
    I'd give it ten stars if I could. Usually the words 'self-help book' send me running for the hills. But I was drawn to this book and found it an engaging, funny (truly, laugh out loud funny at spots) book with lots of practical stuff that was delivered in a non-oogey and not-too-flowery way. It was written for folks like me who want to read books that are positive and helpful but have been put off by preachy books in the past. I borrowed it from ...
  • Ashley Holstrom
    Sometimes you just need to listen to a book with ‘badass’ in the title. Bonus points when it’s written and read by a sassy woman who figured out she’s got it going on, and wants you to figure out that you, too, have it going on. I know it looks and sounds like a run-of-the-mill self-help book, but this really is a special brand of self-help book. It’s one of the best I’ve found.From Audiobooks for the Blues at Book Riot.
  • Julia
    This was fine. The first half I quite enjoyed but this book got old really fast. The stories felt really repetitive and I didn't care. The messages were solid and I enjoyed the tips included in this book. By the end of it though I just wanted to finish it and found myself skim reading sections.
  • Kimberly VanNostrand
    I loved this book. It focuses on how our self-limiting beliefs are preventing us from living the life of our dreams. More important, it gives techniques for changing those beliefs and transforming into a Badass. A great book - this one is staying on the coffee table so I can pick it up anytime I need a boost - or a kick in the pants.
  • Beth
    I couldn't finish this book, I'm sure it will work well for many people but it's just not for me. The 'source energy' lark was a real turn off and there was too many cosmic/universe references. I liked the part about living in the moment, a valid point, but that is probably the only thing I'll take away from it.