Sarah Knight is a personal hero of mine. . . . The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck . . . made me realize that I don’t have to spend four hours on a Sunday making Play-Doh babies at the baby shower of a co-worker I’m not close to. . . . Literally a life- (and budget)-changing shift in mindset.
With her forthright approach and characteristic humor, this guide to talking ourselves down off the ceiling is a nugget of January gold. Calm the Fuck Down feels like a good friend who won’t hide the truth turning up with a pizza, pad and pen to help you make your mind up when you’re at your worst.
The self-help equivalent of a Weird Al parody song. (That’s a compliment.)
Hilarious . . . [and] truly practical.
You’ll feel liberated.
Practical, not at all preachy, Calm the Fuck Down will take you from break up to car breakdowns, and keep you calm all along the way.
I love Knight’s book before I even start reading it.
After reading this book cover-to-cover and compiling a list of ten things I don’t give a fuck about (Kanye West and exfoliation figured pretty highly), I realise how wonderfully liberating it is to stop apologising for things I’m not sorry about.
This book will help you redefine what really matters!
A few years ago, Sarah Knight changed our lives. . . . Now, she’s back with another No F*cks Given guide, thank goodness. You Do You imparts the same no-nonsense straight talk about why it’s important to be yourself, be selfish, and stand up for yourself. We feel enlightened already.
You Do You means taking care of yourself—and generally just being yourself—in the face of ever-mounting obligations to and expectations of others.
This how-to book grabs us with its catchy title . . . but delivers by empowering us to learn to say no and banish the word ‘should’ from our lives.
Unashamedly funny, honest, and practical. . . . You’ll learn how to shrug off debilitating things such as guilt, misguided obligation and shame, and embrace the things that really make you happy. And it makes you laugh. Bring it on!
Get Your Sh*t Together is more of Knight’s special brand of anti-self-help self-help, peppered with profanity and witty pop culture references. . . . Genius.
A funny take on that very popular cleaning up book, but so much more. It’s about taking care of yourself and not giving a fuck what people think of your choices (but without being an asshole). Buy it. You won’t be disappointed.
Self-help to swear by.
If 2015 was the year of learning how to tidy up our lives, 2016 is the year of learning not to give a f*ck.
[A] mix of Oprah Winfrey-style mantras and Amy Schumer-esque obscenities.
If you like your self-help books to be no nonsense then you’ll love the work of Sarah Knight. . . . [Calm the Fuck Down] is a practical way to tackle overwhelming situations with no BS.
Knight has ignored the traditional ‘self-help’ tropes and gone for something much more fun — she champions selfishness and weirdness, speaks boldly, and is the queen of shedding expectations and obligations.
Refreshingly honest and laugh-out-loud hilarious . . . this book offers straightforward advice, perfect for anyone who needs a break from the usual language of self-improvement books.
In You Do You, Knight shoots down in flames all the stuff you think you need to care about, giving you permission to rid yourself of all outside influences, obligation, and expectations.
Does your 2018 to-do list include learning to love yourself? If the answer is yes, then here’s your next need-to-read title. . . . A self-esteem essential, You Do You will empower you to take risks and take charge of every aspect of your life.
A self-help book for people who don’t do self-help books . . . stands out from the pack not only for its frank language and sense of humour, but also because it is about less in a culture of more.
A book about the joys of being selfish and making self-care a priority? Now there’s a message we can get behind. . . . If you’ve ever second-guessed yourself, suffered impostor syndrome, or uttered the immortal words ‘Am I doing it right?’ then this one’s for you.
[This] hilarious guidebook aims to rid your mind of annoying coworkers, family issues, and body pressures. . . . In the process you’ll lighten your spirit and clear your calendar, freeing up time and energy for yourself (and your Netflix account).
In a world that seems to demand more of our time and attention every day—and makes us feel like we should apologize when we just don’t have enough—we could all benefit from a little schooling in the fine art of just ‘not giving a fuck.’
Knight’s tone is refreshingly direct but underneath the profanity is a serious message about how being realistic about what you can and can’t achieve can actually have a transformative effect on your life.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck is every woman’s handbook.
This kind-of-genius parody of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up might actually change your life.
Hilarious, irreverent, and no-nonsense. . . . You Do You is all about being yourself, putting your own happiness first, rejecting any social contracts that aren’t working for you, and living life from your own place of power. Get it girl.
A kick up the arse of a read.
If you love anti-guru Sarah Knight’s No Fucks Given Guides, her Get Your Shit Together Journal is a must. It’ll give you the nudge you need to form better habits and make changes, both big and small.
Life-affirming. . . . This no-holds-barred book has your back.
She’s become my new Oprah.
A guide to self-acceptance and learning to appreciate your flaws; You Do You is full of gems such as ‘Buckle up, Buttercup! If you have a physical imperfection you can’t do much about—like fat ankles—then accept it, or amputate.
You Do You will give you the confidence to reach for your goals, turn your flaws into strengths, and become the #girlboss you’ve always wanted to be.
Hilarious, intelligent, and fierce . . . more like a cheeky friend than a self-help tome.
Refreshingly realistic . . . [Calm the Fuck Down] is an ideal guide for anyone who is looking to stop worrying, take back control, and bounce back after things haven’t gone exactly to plan. A great read for the beginning of 2019.
An honest, prescriptive guide to skipping the self-sabotage and, frankly, getting off the couch and getting going on all those things you’ve always wanted to do but seem to perpetually put off.
Just what 2017 needs. Try it to make this year’s resolutions stick.
As straight-talking as they come. . . . What we love about Knight’s writing is that she confronts the fact that ‘being yourself’ is nowhere near as simple as it sounds. . . . Here she builds our confidence to ditch perfect and rip up the rulebook. You Do You is the proof you were looking for that, actually, we all mess up, and it’s fine. So stop beating yourself up.
Knight’s point is to encourage her readers to embrace themselves as they are, warts and all. . . . She gives her readers permission not to care too much about always doing their best.
A call to arms for many . . . with its embrace of JOMO [joy of missing out] and doing things on your own terms.
Self-help with an edge.