You Do You by Sarah Knight

You Do You

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together comes more straight talk about how to stand up for who you are and what you really want, need, and deserve--showing when it's okay to be selfish, why it's pointless to be perfect, and how to be "difficult." Being yourself should be easy, yet too many of us struggle to live on other people's terms instead of our own. Rather than ...


Details You Do You

TitleYou Do You
ISBN9780316445122
Author
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Audiobook
Rating

Reviews You Do You

  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    2018-01-30
    The self-styled "anti-guru" Sarah Knight adds another volume to her quirky, profanity-laden self-help series with You Do You.The focus, as you can guess from the title, is the art of allowing your authentic self to shine through without feeling guilt or being so far out of the social norms that you border on "psychopath."You Do You is about accepting your strengths and your flaws, whether those flaws are self-identified, or just things that you'r...
  • Laura Rash
    2017-11-17
    As always, Sarah Knight gives realistic advice with a grand sense of fucking humor! I always walk away from reading her books with my head held a little higher & my middle finger ready to extend to those who don’t like the choices I make to improve me! Thanks to Little Brown & Sarah for this early copy!
  • Diane
    2017-12-06
    I did enjoy this book but essentially it is full of very bad advice that I want to take, especially around Christmas and baby shower season. Haha! I could write this exact same book myself if I too could pack up my entire life and move to the Dominican Republic. Pretty easy to get out of all the social commitments and pressures when you are that far away from everyone. No sooner had I finished a chapter on how to be more selfish did I read a chap...
  • Katie (katieladyreads)
    2018-01-09
    Eh this felt to me like a long winded stand-up comedy routine that continually referenced points made in her two previous books but in between all that she did make some insightful points about “letting your freak flag fly”
  • Angie Dokos
    2018-06-19
    Not only good advice, but hilarious. I don’t agree with everything she says, and some people will hate all the cussing, but it was enjoyable to me. Very entertaining, and encouraging.
  • Jacqueline
    2018-01-23
    I didn't like this book at all. I felt like it was written by someone who forgot to mature when they became an adult. Too shallow, no substance, and part of the problem. This book makes people think the world revolves around them and what the do and say doesn't matter at all. Two many attempts to be funny (when they were not) and too many plugs for other books (which I won't be reading). Two thumbs down!
  • Diana
    2018-01-03
    I listened to this because I was too tired to read since I was sick all week and therefore I might have missed the point.I don't think I need a "you do you" lesson, because I've never really had a problem with being my own person. I'm a bookworm, who loves electro swing, will (literally) wear my fandom on my sleeve and have no problem doing my own thing.Or saying what I want. Which might be the lesson I need: be you, but don't be so mean about it...
  • Jenb16
    2018-01-11
    I typically like reading a motivational self-help book in January. I just found this soooo basic. There was absolutely nothing new that the title of the cover doesn’t cover. Very mehhhhhhh.
  • Rebecca Viner
    2017-12-12
    I’ve just finished reading You Do You (Sarah’s third book) and LOVED it as much as the others. It was just the reminder I needed and was such a true reflection of today’s society and the reality of the judgements we face every day. This book even got me singing when I stopped at traffic lights - something I would usually feel embarrassed about doing!
  • Kat
    2018-02-15
    As far as self improvement books go, this is one of my favorites. It's funny, simple, to the point, with great advice on how to do what makes you happy and why it's ok to put yourself first and stop caring about what other people think. I especially related to the rant about people who tell you to smile, may they stub their toes every morning.
  • Ada-Marie
    2018-04-01
    Enjoyable, funny, and had some good nuggets of advice.
  • KABUDI
    2018-01-05
    This book definitely deserves a 4 ⭐. If 2018 is your year of AUTHENTICITY AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE, this is the book to read. Without a doubt, Sarah Knight authentically shares the best life lessons of you being yourself. This "anti-guru" 😂 talks of various social norms that made most people live in their "cocon-shelf" instead of being the "butterfly" one is meant to be. And my oh my, Sarah goes against all norms of normal book writing. The foul ...
  • Leslie
    2018-01-12
    You do you.When I first started as a published author (instead of a closet writer), I needed a lot of handholding. With my first bad review, I’d tearfully text one of my close friends that “THEY DON’T LIKE IT! SO THEY DON’T LIKE MEEEEEEEEE.” When someone said something mean to me, I’d take it personally, as if I needed to change.All of that has slowly changed. I’ve learned that bad reviews are boons because they keep away peeps who ...
  • Castle Spooktacular
    2017-11-30
    FANTASTIC!. Constantly on a quest to being the most authentic and best version of myself. The author really gets it and is SUPER FUNNY!
  • Christina
    2017-11-21
    I'm a big fan of Sarah Knight's books. Well, I'm actually just a big fan of Sarah Knight. I love her TED talk, her tweets, her writing style, her sense of humor, and her newsletters. So when I saw that she had a new book coming out, I could not WAIT to read it! And when Netgalley sent me a copy to review, I practically jumped out of my skin, I was so excited. HUGE GIGANTIC thank-you's to Netgalley and Little, Brown and Company for sending me a co...
  • Aims
    2017-11-25
    **I received a copy of this book from Little Brown and Company for review**Part “Return of the Jedi”, part “Return of the King”, this book nicely rounds out her “No Fucks Given” trilogy in a way that fans will truly appreciate.Once again, I finished Sarah Knight’s book wishing that I actually knew her in real life because she seems like my quintessential spirit animal/polar opposite in the best ways possible. She says and does thing...
  • Zarina
    2018-02-17
    Sarah Knight is known for her no-nonsense anti-guru books and while this is the first one by her hand I've picked up it most certainly won't be the last. I loved her blunt writing style in which she gets to the point of what she's trying to convey without holding back at all. Her words are inspiring and the message is clear, giving me a much-needed kick up the butt to make some changes in my own life to become more happy with who I am and where I...
  • Megan
    2018-06-28
    This book was excellent. I read (well listened to) all three of her books in a period of about a week and a half because I couldn't put them down and I just wanted more. This was the last one I got through. I highly recommend it.The It's OK to be Selfish advice was really good advice for me. As an exvangelical, former missionary kid, doing anything that could be halfway perceived as "selfish" was sin at best, and a ticket to hell at worst [my par...
  • Silas
    2018-06-07
    I was not familiar with this author before checking this out. If I were, I probably would have saved myself the effort. I avoided her previous books because I could tell they wouldn't be my cup of tea from the profanity in the title. This time, it wasn't in the title, but was still all throughout the book, along with scant advice, which can be summed up as "just stop caring what other people think," as though it were that easy. I didn't find the ...
  • Boradicus
    2018-04-14
    I liked the overall message of this book, and its theme of being authentic. I once knew someone that wanted me to be friends with one of her acquaintances, because that acquaintance "needed" a friend. I didn't really like the idea, but I had no problem with giving it a try. Soon, it became clear that I had nothing in common with this person and that her idea of my becoming this guy's "friend" was preposterous. I went back and told her so. I said ...
  • Sue Smith
    2018-05-18
    The weakest link of the trilogy to be sure but still with an important message that everyone needs to remember - there is no real right way out there, just do the best you can, be a good person, treat others how you would like to be treated, don't be a 'Judgy McJudgerson' (liked that terminology) and don't worry about the others who are. As long as it's morally & ethically ok, there's really no set path that any of us has to take to live our life...
  • Rose
    2018-03-25
    Initial thoughts: not what I expected, but definitely a great read! It's really helped me to see someone else's opinion on how to live life, and what's okay/not okay in modern society and which unspoken rules shouldn't be followed.————————————————————~I received a copy from Hachette NZ and willingly reviewed it~RTC
  • Kylie ward
    2018-01-13
    3.5 stars this book was a good read. I liked most of the advice in this book. Sometime I found the humour miss placed and I didn’t find some parts particularly helpful. I still would recommend this book to read.
  • Kim
    2018-05-17
    A cute little audiobook that makes you think about how much we judge ourselves and each other, and how we really should just be US and own it!! A good shot of encouragement and self motivation!
  • Cameron
    2018-06-18
    This is a great book to take back your time, life, and freedom. I tried explaining the book to someone else and they called me selfish. I told them to read the book and then talk to me. It will make you look at situations in a whole new light.
  • Sarah L.
    2018-03-19
    I suppose this book found me at the exact moment I needed it. I am one of those people who won't believe in themselves until someone else tells me that they believe in me. So Sarah Knight's advice of You Do You, wrapped up in perfectly amazing humor, was the motivation I needed to get up on my feet and start doing what I wanted to do instead of following other people's idea of what I should be doing. There were a few parts in which I did not agre...
  • Amanda
    2018-07-02
    I don’t think this book was a good match for me. It might work well for someone else but it didn’t speak to me.
  • Francesca
    2018-01-12
    ...but at least it was funny
  • Emma
    2018-03-19
    3.5 stars, because I didn't love this book as much as I enjoyed Sarah Knight's previous books, but overall it wasn't a bad book. If I was going to reference her books for future inspiration/reminders/tips, this wouldn't be my first choice, but I still found it to be uniquely encouraging and very honest. I also appreciate that her books note that she is coming from a position of privilege, and that she hopes people can still take whatever bits and...