|Title||:||This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews
"After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we
memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They
evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we
believe them we are defined by them."
"No one can cause you to compare shrink, or shame yourself; a trigger
Is created when you believe your thoughts and the feelings they evoke."
I don't think there is a woman alive who has been satisfied with her body image, possiblity some men as well, ...more
I have followed Geneen Roth since she began writing about women and food, then added money and God. With "This Messy Magnificent Life" she puts it all together--change, the things we are waiting for, the things that hold us back. It just is. Now is the time to be who we are, our best selves. Direct language, stories from real life. Thanks, Geneen!
I knew I'd love this book as I adore her work, but I didn't know this book would become my favorite of hers to date. It is so powerful, so beautifully written. I felt as if Geneen was writing to me. I cannot recommend it enough. I want to get my own copy so I can re-read and highlight the shit out of it.
This is the first Geneen Roth book I read, and I loved it! It's funny, thoughtful, irreverent, insightful, and although it's a small book, it's got a bunch of aha! statements. There is much there to reflect upon. I highly recommend it.
I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the case for everyone but she implies it is. But near the end, especially as she's recapping the "lessons" of the book, I found many good takeaways. It didn't resolve my disappointment with the earlier part, but at least ...more
I absolutely love Geneen Roth! And this book is just another reason why. For those of us (like me) that struggle with 'food issues', she makes us believe in ourselves, love ourselves and get up every morning looking forward to a new day.
First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130 pounds as fat and insists that when she was at that weight she was unforgivably fat. Most of us can only wish to be that fat and it shows that perhaps she really doesn't understand how women struggle with their bo ...more