As a mental health therapist, clients are always asking me what books I’d recommend for them. And since I love books, I love answering this question. The books I recommend aren’t the typical self-help books. I don’t like those books. To me they are like one of those small round bandages you get in the box of more useful band-aids. Yeah. It’s a band-aid, but not fix you need. So often I recommend books by life coaches and spiritual leaders.

For the Month of October, I’m going to share some of these books on Manic Monday. Leave a comment at the end of the blog and you are entered to win one of the books featured this month! Your choice which one! 

This week I’ve chosen to feature:



(from Amazon):

Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises and the occasional swear word.


Via chapters such as “Your Brain is Your Bitch,” “Fear is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It,” Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who would rather take a bullet than get busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New-Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.

What I love about this book:

This ain’t yo mamma’s self help book. This book–as you can probably tell by the title–has some cussing in it. Jen Sincero writes in an engaging down to earth style. There’s no stuffy I-know-everything going on in this book. She’s very honest about her own ups and downs in life and the journey she’s had to take to get where she’s at. She’s like that rowdy girlfriend you just have to love.

Why I recommend this book:

I recommend YOU ARE A BADASS to women who’ve lost their personal power. Women who’ve forgotten that they are still Badass, despite the failures they’ve experienced in life. This is a great book for the woman who’s worn down by giving everything to everyone else and needs to learn how to re-connect with her own Badass nature.

Warnings about this book:

If you are offended by course language, this isn’t the book for you. If you are looking for something written by some highly educated, stuffy expert in psychology who doesn’t have any real world experience about living life, this isn’t the book for you. : )

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Abbie Roads writes dark emotional novels featuring damaged characters, but she always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

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