|Title||:||This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews
(For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!)
Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott?
That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the book.
This great little read is about letting go of junk, accepting who you really are, and wallowing in the beauty of your life. And that's basically it.
BUT it's absolutely full of great quotes, some by Geneen, some by ...more
Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be.
3.7 stars because the content is so invaluable to people (like me) who struggle with feeling inadequate. But not more than that because her spiritual points, quotes and reinforcements are widespread, fairly shallow, and seemingly unrelated aside from her h ...more
I listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly.
The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way of everything truly kind which is radical to be offered, and the way of everything truly radical which is deep, bone-level kindness. How would we live if we believed there was nothing wrong with us? How would we partic ...more
I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let’s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindful and sensible, instead of letting life pass you by while you wait for your perfect self to emerge.
A little ways into the book, though, I almost closed it in horror at the idea that, “Waaaait a minute, I’ve stepped ...more
I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book.
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 written and positive novel. This book wasn't relat ...more
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."