Sunday, January 24, 2016

ebook review: Fuck Feelings

The only self-help book you’ll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can’t change, and do the best with what you can control—the first steps to managing all of life’s impossible problems.
Here is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you’ve been looking for!
Need to stop screwing up? Want to become a more positive person?
Do you work with an ass? Think you can rescue an addicted person?
Looking for closure after abuse? Have you realized that your parent is an asshole?
Feel compelled to clear your name? Hope to salvage a lost love?
Want to get a lover to commit? Plagued by a bully?
Afraid of ruining your kid? Ready to vent your anger?



My Review:

I got this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
There's a saying that goes around when you work in collections: Don't let your emotions get in the way of your money. I fully expected this book and I to get along right away and for me to sing it's praises at work.
This book and I got off to a rough start. I found it obnoxious, cynical and unfunny to boot. This idea that self improvement efforts are a fools game and it's better to admit your inadequacy didn't exactly rub well with me. Thankfully, it started getting better when he authors clarified that aiming for perfection is what the problem is, not just improvement. Once we got the fact that you have to know your limits out of the way, we got along swell.
Well, reasonably swell. I still didn't see the humor in the writing. It's like an obnoxious person tried to show off how smart they were, failed, and made a half hearted attempt at humor via the destruction of ego and dreams everywhere.
Or maybe when an academic and his self-labeled sketch comic daughter combine it's not as magnificent as nepotism promises to be.
But give the second chapter a try (like I said, me and chapter one aren't at all amiable) and see for yourself. Maybe I just don't have a sense of humor. Maybe I have too much faith in myself and my abilities. Whatever.
Rating: 2/5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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