4 stars for UnFuck Yourself by Gary John Bishop published by Harper Collins Publisher
“Your thoughts are not you. Your actions are.”- Gary John Bishop
This book one of the bluntest and to the point self-improvement books I have ever read. Bishop discusses his points of view on how to unfuck your life. I enjoyed Bishops’ curse words and the directness that made me laugh and was fun to listen to. Unfuck Yourself by Bishop is good in its quirky ways, but it may not be for everyone. Let’s dive a little deeper into my process reading this one.
Who this is good for
This book is good for people who are stuck in a rut or have lost confidence along the way. Bishops talks about how many people deal with the lack of progress in their lives; which something I think many people will be able to relate to. I know that I personally have been through things that have called me to question myself in the past. Unfuck Yourself really brought that to light in a way that in a “pick yourself by the bootstraps”.
Who this book is not for
This book while there are positives, there are definitely people that will not enjoy it. I have to admit that when I first started reading I thought that I was one of them. I was turned off by Bishops “you can do it you just have to make yourself” attitude. If you are someone that has serious problems that have just started, this may not be the book for you. I would wait until you have had some time to health first, then read this one.
This is also not a book that I would ever give as a gift. It has the potential to cause issues between you and the person. So unless you know that they want to read this book, don’t give it as a gift.
My Experience Reading/Listening
So, as I said above this book is really good for someone that is stuck or lost confidence in what they are doing. I am/was one of those people. I needed the swift kick in the butt that Bishop provided. Bishop talks early on how we all have issues and we all fail. However, it is your responsibility to pick yourself back up. If you don’t then maybe you really don’t want those things that you say you want. The book starts off with the idea that we are all winners but not in the way that phrase is typically used. We are all winners at whatever we do; whether that is sitting on the couch binge watching Netflix or writing your first novel; eating donuts or losing that 40 lbs. You’re a winner at what you are really “trying to do”.
Even though I was turned off by Bishops theories in the beginning, as I listened I found that I was getting that lift that I needed. I was inspired to do better and be my best self which I think was the goal of the book. He doesn’t care that you like him, he wants to you just follow your dreams. To be honest it reminded me of Yes Man with Jim Carrey. “Just say yes to life my friend!” Which if you haven’t seen it is amazing, see it!
What makes this book different
The difference between this book and other professional development/self-help books is that it is short and to the point. Bishop gets to the point fast, you will have a good understanding of what the book will be like by the first page.
Buy it and check it out for yourself!
In the end, I think this is something that you would like, or you could hate it. It will all depend on where you are at in life right now. If you need some no bullshit to motivate, this is the book for you. If you are not, move on to the next book. Check out our other book reviews to find something right for you on our page. If you want to buy Unfuck Yourself the link is below and the audiobook version is pretty awesome.
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Sarah Brock is the founder of Unremarkably Remarkable. She is a wife, mom, trainer, healthcare advocate, writer, and editor.