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Your Own Kind of Girl
- A Memoir
- By: Clare Bowditch
- Narrated by: Clare Bowditch
- Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
Clare Bowditch has always had a knack for telling stories. Through her music and performing, this beloved Australian artist has touched hundreds of thousands of lives. But what of the stories she used to tell herself? That 'real life' begins only once you're thin or beautiful, that good things happen only to other people. Your Own Kind of Girl reveals a childhood punctuated by grief, anxiety and compulsion and tells how these forces shaped Clare's life for better and for worse. This is a heartbreaking, wise and at times playful memoir.
Best Book for all women
- By I. Jalil on 17-11-2019
I don’t know why anyone would read the print version of this - so beautifully narrated by Clare Bowditch herself, with bursts of song throughout. This is a touching and generous story shared by an exceptional woman - a fine holiday listen. 💘
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
- A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
- By: Mark Manson
- Narrated by: Roger Wayne
- Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
good basic psychology in everyday words
- By jaise on 18-03-2019
Self-help for beginners
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Yes, it's a good, simple book for those who've never undergone any cognitive behavioural therapy.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
It's a simple overview of self-help tactics that appear in more technical/academic books.
Which character – as performed by Roger Wayne – was your favourite?
Same character the whole time. At times he came across as a little obnoxious, but that was a true performance of the material within the book.
Was The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck worth the listening time?
Yes, it's shorter than other books that cover similar points - I listened to the whole thing on a six-hour drive.
Any additional comments?
If you liked this, I recommend The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris.
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