Title: Cut the Crap and Feel Amazing
Author: Ailsa Frank
Page Count/Review Word Count: 258
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
I have mixed feelings about this book. The concept behind it is noble, and I must admit that I’ve found myself attempting techniques from this book much more often than I have from other self-help books, but I have been doing it in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way.
The essential premise here is that due to the power of positive thinking, you can make amazing things happen by always thinking that amazing things are going to happen. In some ways, I do think that’s true – it’s like how a man who walks into a job interview convinced that they’re going to get it will end up acting more confidently and therefore increase his overall chances, a bit like a self-fulfilling prophesy.
The problem is, I’m a cynic, and so even when I start out with the best intentions to try to think of a bad situation as amazing, I inevitably end up lacing my thoughts with sarcasm. Oh, I’m double-booked at work again? Great. Fucking amazing.
But this is just the cynic in me coming out, and if you’ve had previous success with books like this before then you’re on to a winner here. Different things work for different people, and whilst this wasn’t 100% for me, it was at least well-researched and eloquently written!