This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide

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The subtitle of this book is A Field Guide, which it certainly is not. This book feels like a collection of outtakes from other books or fragments pieced together for quick publication. Any writer who claims weight-loss magic will be a good seller based on our obsessions with weight loss and our unwillingness to actually lose weight. There are a few insights about that process from this writer.

The forward from writer Anne Lamott states, “Just once, I’d like to read a piece on Geneen Roth that does not mention food.” Lamott is unlikely to find it in this book. While purportedly about finding a freedom from the food obsession, this book only has a few insights about actually being happy with oneself. For the writer, it takes a broken back to put herself back into her body and recognize more than the mechanical process of it. “Start living as if you are already free” is the advice from this book. That being said, one might skip the markdown price of $17 and invest in classic liberation literature.

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Author Geneen Roth • Anne Lamott, Foreword
Star Count 2.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 200 pages
Publisher Scribner
Publish Date 2018-Mar-06
ISBN 9781501182464
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Issue April 2018
Category Self-Help


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