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An upbeat, inspirational guide to finding happiness in an often toxic social media world, from best-selling author Melissa Ambrosini.

Comparisonitis / com·par·isoni·tis/ (noun)

The compulsion to compare one's accomplishments to another's to determine relative importance.

Multiple best-selling author Melissa Ambrosini (Mastering Your Mean Girl, Open Wide, PurposeFULL) and host of the number one podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show puts the condition of Comparisonitis under the microscope, unpacking the symptoms, and offering practical tips you can start using immediately to break the cycle of comparison, free up mental bandwidth, and live life on your own terms.

When you cure Comparisonitis, you will:

  • Be free to live your life for you (no one else)
  • Feel peace from within
  • Experience genuine happiness
  • Truly appreciate your body and life 
  • Free up SO much mental bandwidth for things you LOVE 
  • Quit beating yourself up
  • Have more energy to go after the things that truly matter to you
  • Experience a radical shift towards authenticity
  • Be a better friend, partner, parent, family member, colleague, human
  • Free yourself from expectations
  • Unleash the courage to go after your dreams
  • Unstifle your creativity
  • Feel more liberated than you've ever felt in your life
  • And much more....

It creeps up on you without warning-perhaps while chatting with a friend, scrolling through social media, or even just while walking down the street.

All it takes is the hint of someone doing or having something you perceive as 'better' than you, and it hits. A feeling takes over-intense, blinding, gutting. Your brain starts spinning with toxic thoughts about yourself (or others), and you're left feeling ashamed, guilty, and even worthless.

It's called comparisonitis. And if you've suffered from it, you're NOT alone.

Comparisonitis is a contagious, socially transmitted condition that occurs when you compare yourself to others so frequently and fiercely that you're left paralyzed, with your confidence in tatters and your self-worth plummeting. It may sound trivial, but this affliction can have serious adverse effects on our mental health, leading to depression, anxiety, overthinking, and regret. To make matters worse, our comparison culture is only expanding. Thanks to social media, we have more opportunities to compare ourselves than ever before, and even kids are falling into the trap.

Described as a 'self-help guru' by Elle magazine, Melissa has experienced the effects of comparisonitis first hand, having worked extensively in industries like acting, modeling and dancing where comparison culture is not only rampant but openly encouraged. Melissa knows all too well how comparisonitis is infecting our minds and hurting our hearts, and in this book, she'll help you heal from this disease, liberate your headspace, and raise your self-worth so radically that you'll never let comparison rob you of your joy and happiness again.

©2021 Melissa Ambrosini (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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A book I was DUE to listen to!

I lived in comparisonitis for years without knowing! I found Melissas book easy to follow, and to implement.
My fav chapter is when Melissa explains about zooming out from a picture perfect photo we see posted, I remember this during my daily scroll. This book has changed my life in more ways than one, it won’t be the last time I read it that’s for sure!

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Exceeded my expectations !!

Melissa is a shining guiding light in this lifetime. I have read all 3 previously published books which left me empowered and inspired to live my dream life and take responsibility. Comparisonitis has blown me away and has levelled me up even more. It’s so relevant and needs to be in everyone’s bookshelf. Highly recommend

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Relevant to Everyone!

I read this so fast! Melissa touches on really relevant topics in this book such as body image, social media and the toll comparing ourselves can take on our mental health. And she does it in such an honest and endearing way. 100% recommend to Everyone!

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Incredible

So easy to listen too, and so much juicy insight. Thanks Melissa it really has helped.

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Music to my ears

Melissa has done it again, dropping words of wisdom and nods on how to live the most vibrantly full of joy life

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love love this book.

I really enjoyed listening to this book it usually takes me days sometimes months to finish a book but with Melissia's engaging words & encouraging voice. I managed to break the record & finish listening to the entire book which is 7 hours in one and a half day.🥰 That's how much I got hooked into listening to this great book & now i am thinking purchasing a paper copy as well. Thank you Melissia for this great work can't thank you enough.🌹

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A huge thank you to Melissa for creating this book, sad to say I’ve been a victim to comparisonitis since I was a child and this book has me think differently about alot of things and is helping me to stop comparing myself to others.. 10/10 recommend ♥️

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A boost of inspiration

Melissa is a source of inspiration and this book is filled with deeply personal stories of pain and love, followed by helpful tools and resources.

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Amazing Book!

Thank you Melissa for writing this beautiful book, this is will help so many people lives, I wish I had something like this to read when I was young in high school. Every topics really resonated with me so much. Life changing great read!!!!

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