“Unfu*k Yourself”, by Gary John Bishop: A Book Review

Have you ever felt stuck and needed a push to get the life you always dreamed of started? Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there and maybe still are in the position of feeling trapped. Maybe your current job isn’t the one you always dreamed of. Or maybe the relationship you’re in isn’t what you want or need. Sometimes, we just need a push or some motivation to help us get to where we want to go. “Unfu*k Yourself”, by Gary John Bishop, has quickly become a favourite amongst my collection of books. Typically, I am not one who is interested in self-help books but I found that Bishop’s hardcore honesty and urban philosophy got me hooked. This book is in your face and unapologetically real. “Unfu*k Yourself” goes through 9 chapters discussing different ways to beat the most common thoughts and habits we go through which overall prevent us from following our dreams and succeeding. I fell in love with this book because of its structure and its message. Every philosophy, thought, and argument was broken down to its core to ultimately prove how confused and easily manipulated the human mind can be. From overthinking to becoming self-conscious of what others may think, overcoming common issues is not impossible. This book will definitely help you wake up and steer you in the direction to your true potential. Of course, reading this book won’t be enough. But it will definitely be the first step in making a permanent change for your self-betterment.

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Personally, I love quotes. A bunch of words put together to create something positive and motivating is definitely my cup of tea. Bishop includes motivational quotes from Aristotle, Teddy Roosevelt, Marcus Aurelius, and many more to further exemplify his arguments. One of the quotes I highlighted was by Aristotle; “We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.” Simply put, the only way you can change your life is by DOING. A lot of us may think about making a change, but until we actually do it nothing will happen on its own. I would highly recommend this book to anyone lost or confused about his or her life. It’s easy to follow along to, beautifully in your face and honest, and highly motivating. Coming from someone who loves her fictitious novels, I would definitely read this book again!

Which books have you been loving? I’m always looking for new books to fall in love with. Leave your recommendations in the comment section 🙂


Until Next Time!

-Suman Kang

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