This Messy Magnificent Life by Geneen Roth

This Messy Magnificent Life

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TitleThis Messy Magnificent Life
ISBN9781501182464
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherScribner
GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Autobiography, Memoir, Health, Writing, Essays
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  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to compare shrink, or shame yourself; a trigger Is created when you believe your thoughts and the feelings they evoke."I don't think there is a woman alive who has been satisfied w...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    1970-01-01
    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that relatable. My daily struggles are on a different level and not the same as the author experienced. While I think a lot of women can benefit from this honest, well ...
  • Sue Fernandez
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can put in a book. I felt like I learned so much, I absorbed her words into my soul. Read this book....it's worth it.
  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    1970-01-01
    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn’t work for me. But, in truth, I won’t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I’ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though.Let me explain myself. Listening to this book is like eating a bowl of whipped cream. It’s so yummy while you read it, but nothing sticks with you afterwards except ...
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly, as it is so rich in flavor and content, that it's taking me a while to digest all of her wisdom properly. I highly recommend this wonderful, wise book for anyone ...
  • Jess Macallan
    1970-01-01
    *4.5 stars*This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to open readers' eyes to their own truths. This book will make you think about (and question) the stories you've created for yourself. Not with judgment or shame, but with ho...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    1970-01-01
    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth’s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley.
  • Leanne
    1970-01-01
    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too."
  • Gina
    1970-01-01
    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual “chapter book.” That’s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was related, it simply had an effect on my experience of the book. Similarly, despite the fact that Geneen Roth also wrote “Women Food and God” (which I’ve not read), I...
  • May De Mendieta
    1970-01-01
    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences and somehow it didn't connect with me what so ever. cute book and the intention is cute but not for me I would like this maybe 3 years ago
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds.
  • Diane Dachota
    1970-01-01
    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130 pounds as fat and insists that when she was at that weight she was unforgivably fat. Most of us can only wish to be that fat and it shows that perhaps she really d...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in this great big messy world. That you have value, that you belong and she is there for you. She is real. Geneen's books are ones I re-read and this lovely book is no...
  • Erik
    1970-01-01
    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138):On food: When does it be become non-negotiable to stop turning to food when you are not hungry?On general emotional regulation: When does it become non-negotiable to refuse to swoon to my top three...
  • Melly0919
    1970-01-01
    I knew I'd love this book as I adore her work, but I didn't know this book would become my favorite of hers to date. It is so powerful, so beautifully written. I felt as if Geneen was writing to me. I cannot recommend it enough. I want to get my own copy so I can re-read and highlight the shit out of it.
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    My favorite section of this book was at the end where Geneen gives a list which I found very inspirational. This is a slim volume and if you've read her books before this may seem like familiar territory to you. I always learn something new and even if a lot of it doesn't apply to my life, I'm happy that I spent some time with this book.
  • Robin
    1970-01-01
    I have followed Geneen Roth since she began writing about women and food, then added money and God. With "This Messy Magnificent Life" she puts it all together--change, the things we are waiting for, the things that hold us back. It just is. Now is the time to be who we are, our best selves. Direct language, stories from real life. Thanks, Geneen!
  • Camellia
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely love Geneen Roth! And this book is just another reason why. For those of us (like me) that struggle with 'food issues', she makes us believe in ourselves, love ourselves and get up every morning looking forward to a new day.
  • lori mitchell
    1970-01-01
    When a book has an intro from Annie Lamott, you pick up that book and read it immediately.Or at least that’s what I did.I will be recommending this one to friends forever. The touchstones in this book will save your life, even if you don’t feel like you need saving.WOW.
  • Heather S
    1970-01-01
    I started this book, and I was intrigued. How I view myself and the voices in my head allow how I feel and how I react to food and other concepts. If you struggle with food and feeling your best, this book will make you realize how to live your life.
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    Everything Geneen Roth writes is touched with magic and imbued with humor. In this book she takes us past the issues of food and weight and into the constant nattering our brains do and how to break out of your discontent. Wonderful, beautiful, everyone should read it.
  • Katherine Reece
    1970-01-01
    This is the first Geneen Roth book I read, and I loved it! It's funny, thoughtful, irreverent, insightful, and although it's a small book, it's got a bunch of aha! statements. There is much there to reflect upon. I highly recommend it.
  • Candy
    1970-01-01
    Eye-opening thoughts on combating personal demons.
  • Cara
    1970-01-01
    Well written. I liked the personal stories shared and wish she went more in-depth into these stories.
  • Kendra Smith
    1970-01-01
    So stupid
  • Jenn Warner
    1970-01-01
    love Geneen Roth! Her writing is chicken soup for the soul
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me.
  • Jessica Goodman
    1970-01-01
    Another great one from Geneen Roth that I will read again and again (and have different epiphanies each time).
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    I always get a little something from a Geneen Roth book