Bad Advice by Venus Nicolino

Bad Advice

Los Angeles Times #1 BestsellerUSA Today Bestselling BookOver motivational messages? Sick AF of inspirational quotes? Done with the shiny happy bad advice that gets you nowhere? Well, heads up: you’re about to get a shitload of Good Advice.In Bad Advice, relationship expert Dr. Venus Nicolino—a.k.a. Dr. V—takes a blowtorch to the shrink-wrapped, “feel good” BS that passes for self-help these days.When you’re heartbroken, what do you h...

Details Bad Advice

TitleBad Advice
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
GenreSelf Help, Nonfiction, Psychology

Reviews Bad Advice

  • Jessica
    Aside from the bit about forgiveness (at least in certain situations) this book was what I had been looking for! I was so sick of the jesusy and fluffy inspiration; or even downright abusive advice- ie people can't hurt you unless you give them permission (gaslighting much?). Highly recommend! If you can't deal with someone cursing like a sailor, this is not for you. :p
  • Darnell
    It pretends not to be a self-help book, but it's a self-help book. Shouldn't have second-guessed my bias in this case.
  • Marie
    "Someone else's definition of who you are doesn't have to be your definition.""There's no such thing as self help: Somebody wrote the book, taught the class, gave the speech: nobody gets through life alone.""Trust yourself to change yourself.""They keep selling it because we keep buying it.""Don't collect red flags: take the first one as your cue to move on.""We're on this planet to love each other; everything else is a distraction.""Don't be afr...
  • Leo Knight
    Dr. Venus Nicolino, or "Dr. V," criticizes common pop-psychology nuggets like, "honesty is the best policy," or, "you can't love anyone until you love yourself," and replaces them with more moderate, realistic approaches. While some of her advice seems sound, I had difficulty with the author's tone. She adopts a breezy, gossipy, potty-mouthed attitude, filled with hashtags, her second favorite cuss word, "bullshit," and her favorite, "fuck." This...
  • Kaitlin
    This book was super annoying. Her trucker language and "funny" scenarios were really not my thing. I thought it would've been a worthy read but it turned out to be a dud. So unless you have no street smarts and really have no idea how to function in life, don't waste your time. Also, part of me thinks the author has a very hard time at accepting words of wisdom and needs things said her way in order to feel worthy...
  • Farai Gandiya
    I never thought that the best self help book I'll ever read would come from a shrink and yet Dr. V has done a great job here. It's so good I read it twice and I hope to buy the book for myself so I can annotate it.Throughout the book she does a great job dissecting a lot of bullshit advice. Her debunking follows this general pattern,1. Stating the bad advice.2. An obvious reason as to why it's wrong.3. A more profound reason as to why is wrong, t...