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Yeah, No. Not Happening. : How I Found Happiness Swearing Off Self-Improvement and Saying F*ck It All-and How You Can Too, EPUB eBook

Yeah, No. Not Happening. : How I Found Happiness Swearing Off Self-Improvement and Saying F*ck It All-and How You Can Too EPUB


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The author of the acclaimed, bestselling In Praise of Difficult Women delivers a hilarious feminist manifesto that encourages us to reject self-improvement and instead learn to appreciate and flaunt our complex, and flawed, human selves.

Why are we so obsessed with being our so-called best selves? Because our modern culture force feeds women lies designed to heighten their insecurities: You can do it allcrush it at work, at home, in the bedroom, at PTA and at Pilatesand because you can, you should. We can show you how!

Karen Karbo has had enough. Shes taking a stand against the cultural and societal pressures, marketing, and media influences that push us to spend endless time, energy and money trying to fix ourselvesa race that has no finish line and only further increases our send of self-dissatisfaction and loathing. Yeah, no, not happening, is her battle cry.

In this wickedly smart and entertaining book, Karbo explores how self-improvery evolved from the provenance of men to women. Recast as consumers in the 1920s, women, it turned out, could be seduced into buying anything that might improve not just their lives, but their sense of self-worth. Today, we smirk at Mad Men-era ads targeting 1950s housewiveseven while savvy marketers, aided and abetted by social media influencers, peddle skin care systems, skinny tea, and regimens that promise to deliver endless happiness. Were not simply seduced into dropping precious disposable income on empty promises; the underlying message is that we cant possibly know whats good for us, what we want, or who we should be. Calling BS, Karbo blows the lid off of this age-old trend and asks women to start embracing their awesomely imperfect selves.

There is no one more dangerous than a woman who doesnt care what anyone thinks of her. Yeah, No, Not Happening is a call to arms to build a posse of dangerous women who swear off self-improvement and its peddlers. A welcome corrective to our inner-critic, Karbos manifesto will help women restore their sanity and reclaim their self-worth.


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