I don’t often read self-help books, but as an ‘Anti-Guru’, Sarah’s books seemed to have an edge to them that set them apart from others.
The third in the series, You Do You: (A No-F**ks-Given Guide) how to be who you are and use what you’ve got to get what you want, came out last year and I wanted to read the others first. I really like the actual books themselves. They have a simple no-frills cover design that really amplifies the profanity.
I borrowed my copy from my local library. It’s normally my first port of call when looking for a specific book as it’s free, or a small fee for reservation.
Library > Second hand shop > Amazon/eBay > Waterstones
I don’t feel I have a major problem with giving out too many f**ks. I have some that I could probably not give, but I don’t feel that I give out too many. I wanted to know how I would give even less f**ks and how Sarah Knight could help me.
It’s not a long read, I had it finished in an afternoon. That was excluding the exercises in which you write down the various things you give a f**k about and then cross them out in a big black pen. I really dislike books that want you to write in them, but I can see how it would be useful.
I found the sections on work especially relevant as she came from a publishing background and I want to be in publishing. She had tips on how to successfully manage emails which I made a mental note of as I know that’s something I will struggle with.
I feel that I have a different experience of reading books from the library. Like if I bought it, I would feel that I have to enjoy them because I’ve paid money for it. But I only paid 60p for the luxury of reserving this book and having it delivered from another library. Did I get 60ps worth? Definitely. Did I get £12.99’s worth, I’m not sure yet. I can already feel it’s effect, I can feel the f**ks leaving me. But the true NotSorry method is yet to be tested as my life gets more stressful.
I really liked her raw unapologetic writing style that truly fit in with how few f**ks she gave. I understand now that it’s not the quantity of f**ks you give but the quality. I feel like I will need to read this again later in life when I am higher on my career ladder and I’ll need to be more careful about the f**ks I give.
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