Occasionally, I do let a swear word slip. Not around the kiddos, of course. (Well, maybe just that one time…and my sweet little toddler immediately repeated it!) There seems to be a trend these days to use swearing in self help books. I like it. Self help books for the modern era. If people change their life by reading a book that drops an f-bomb for attention, by all means swear away! Different strokes for different folks.
**Please note, if you don’t like swear words, this article is NOT for you! You’ve been warned!**
I’ve compiled a nice list of self help books with swear words for you. Just in case you need an attention grabbing way to digest someone telling you that you need to change your life.
#1 You are a Badass by Jen Sincero.
You can find this book prominently displayed on an end cap of every Target store! It really hit a nerve in the Beachbody community, as many fitness coaches were gobbling up the sage advice from Ms. Jen Sincero.
I own this one. I couldn’t help myself. I mean, I am a Badass! LOL. Plus it’s a New York Times Best Seller! All those people can’t be wrong! …and they’re not. It’s a refreshing dose of self improvement advice.
Jen also wrote: You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth (I also have this one! Because who doesn’t want to make more money?! I’ll give you a separate review on this one. Although it was a fun motivator, it had some questionable tactics for you to make your fortune.)
I was grabbing the links for you (so you can get your very own swearing self help book), and I noticed that Jen has another book coming out December 2018! You Are a Badass Every Day:How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable is available for pre-order now.
Just a taste for you…these are some of the chapter titles of this swearing self help book:
- Being An Asshole to Yourself: Learning to Manage Your Inner Critic
- Compare and Despair: The Never-Ending Mind F*ck
- Zero F*cks Mentality: Cynicism on Steroids
One of the five star reviews I read on Amazon said, “This book is the real life version of how to create a better life; not the sugar-coated, everything-will-be-perfect, think happy thoughts, magic pill version of having a better life. ”
Andrea Owen also wrote: 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve
#3 Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
“If you’re not willing to take the actions to change your situation- in other words, if you’re willing to put up with your situation- then whether you like it our not, that’s the life you have chosen.” -Gary John Bishop
So asking yourself the question, “Am I willing to put up with this in my life?” I don’t know about you, but I just cringe a little bit, because there’s definitely things that I want to change, but I usually go with the flow and allow the crap to continue…
#4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
- “As someone who has given far too many f***s about far too many things their entire life, this book was exactly the wake up call I needed.”
- “What I like the most about this book is that my initial thought of: “This will be a good read- I’ll probably get a provoking thought or two out of it”, turned into, “Wow. This book has literally changed my life, for the better.” Since I’ve finished it, I recommended it to four people, two of which have acquired the book, and I even got an extra copy as a gift for a friend. I intend to read this book every couple years or so for the times I need to be reminded of what improved my life so much in the first place. “
- “While it sounds like an obvious gimmick (dropping an F-bomb in the title of a self-help book in order to show how “edgy” it is) Mark Manson’s “The Subtle Art…” is a very well-written, deeply thought-out take on the perils of modern living. We can only care about so much, Manson posits, and most of us tend to waste that limited reservoir of “giving a f—” on the trivial, mundane, and shallow. How much better, then, would our lives be if we reserved that energy and focus for the things that truly matter?”
If you don’t read his book, at least go read a few of his blog posts at www.markmanson.net
#5. Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide) by Sarah Knight
This Amazon review, in my opinion, sums up this read pretty well, “Another hit from the author of last year’s best self help parody. Whether you want a light read full of hilarious insights, or actually need a kick in the ass to get your “life” together, this book has what you’re looking for. This is the type of book that you buy someone as a gag gift, and then read and keep for yourself because it was more honest and insightful than you ever expected. Highly recommend to the well-put-together and deviant alike.”
There’s even a companion journal to go along with this book!! Get Your SH*T Together Journal
Sarah Knight also wrote: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide)
and You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You’ve Got to Get What You Want (A No F*cks Given Guide)
She has a new book coming out December 2018: Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life
#6 How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything by Erin Falconer
Don’t be fooled by the naughty title. This book goes deep into becoming a productive woman. Erin uses the term POP: Personality, Opportunity, and Productivity to define who you are and what’s important to you. So you’re not just being busy but you’re being productive in your life!
What we say (and don’t say), goal setting, time management…this book has it all. She’s a really savvy business woman and gives great practical advice with a few f-bombs tossed in too.
Visit her website at www.pickthebrain.com
#7 F*ck Feelings: One Shrink’s Practical Advice for Managing All Life’s Impossible Problems by Michael Bennett MD and Sarah Bennett
So this one is written by a Harvard educated psychologist and his comedian daughter. Smart and funny! Honestly, the humor is almost a little to cynical for me. (Hey, not everyone likes the same flavor of potato chips…or self help books!)
This book actually gives you scenarios and a quick diagnosis and what to do about them. So if you find yourself in a similar situation, it’s like getting a big time psychology appointment for bargain basement pricing!
Let’s Land this F*cking Plane
What?! I thought it was okay to swear since, well, it’s all about swearing (and self help, of course.) We need to wrap this up. So let’s land on this:
- You are a Rock Star for wanting to improve yourself.
- Gain Knowledge- whether it’s through one of these books or somewhere else. You need to figure out what makes you tick and WHY.
- Take Action. That’s it. You can want & wish and cram your brain with lots and lots of information, but unless you actually DO SOMETHING, you’ll never change. *ouch*
I believe in you. Now, go get sh*t done!