The Hopeless Romantic’s Handbook by Gemma Townley

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I thought this book what the cutest little romance book ever!!!

Synopsis

When it comes to romance, are magic, fireworks, and a dashing knight in shining Armani really too much to ask? Apparently so, since Kate Hetherington has yeast to find an appropriate mate in all of London. Her lifelong friends (and confirmed pragmatists) Sally and Tom tease her endlessly about her hopeless romanticism. But Kate knows that she’s right to want her own fairy tale.

After stumbling upon an old tome titled The Hopeless Romantic’s Handbook, Kate decides to give its advice a whirl. Incredibly, the book lives up to its money-back guarantee, because before Kate can say “Cinderella” she meets Joe Rogers, a drop-dead-gorgeous American actor. Frankly, he’s perfect – and Kate thinks she might have finally found The One. He certainly has the muscles required to sweep her off her feet. But Sal and Tom are less thrilled with Kate’s dreamboat. Are they just jealous, or do they know something about love that isn’t in Kate’s handbook? Kate’s pretty sure that finding true love isn’t supposed to alienate you from your friends, but what she doesn’t know is that her real knight is still waiting for her – and he’s closer than she ever imagined.

Think of the friend from How to Lose a Guy in 10 days (you know, the one who inspired Andy to write that article?) mixed with a little bit of He’s Just Not That Into You and BAM you have The Hopeless Romantic’s Handbook

You get mad, you get awe moments, you get edge of your chair moments, and more. I give this cute little book 5 stars. The story itself, the characters, and the way it was written deserves it.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson (This post contains profanity)

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I was laying in bed one day, and a tweet from one of my favorite performers Aurelio Voltaire posted a picture of himself reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. As dealing with the same issues as him, I bought the book with no hesitation. And I don’t regret it.

Synopsis

For decades we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. But those days are over. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest; sometimes things are f**cked up and we have to live with it.” For the past few years, Manson – is his wildly popular blog – has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.

Manson makes the argument – backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes – that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited – as he writes, “Not everybody can be extraordinary – there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, ad uncertainties – once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths – we begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.

“In life, we have a limited amount of f**ks to give. So you must choose your f**ks wisely.” Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us so that we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives.

As a part of the millions of people who suffer from anxiety and depression, I recommend this book. I must warn you, the title of the book is definitely a sample of what is in the book. The synopsis did not lie lol. Throughout the book, I kept questioning why. Why would you do this? Why would you do that? Why would you say this or that? Until I read the last chapter, then it tied it all in.

Life is too short. Be honest with yourself and others. Take responsibility of your actions, do not blame them on others. The way you view the world is the way you view yourself. If you deny yourself the truth of what is outside, you are depriving yourself of what is inside.

I give the book 5 stars for how honest the author was, and how it taught me to open my eyes to not only the world, but to myself.

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