This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide

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Title:This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide
Author:Geneen Roth
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1501182463
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews

  • Annagrace K.
    May 27, 2018
    I listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...
  • Pam Cipkowski
    May 20, 2018
    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...
  • Sheila
    Aug 05, 2018
    This is a book about survivors, dieting & not dieting. Not familiar with Geneen Roth, her past, her mission, I didn't read the title as a survivors, dieting, not dieting book. I thought it might be something like messy magnificent lives to do with not bothering with decluttering, e...
  • Rebecca Tolley
    Apr 29, 2018
    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...
  • Liz
    Jan 12, 2018
    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...
  • Summer
    May 25, 2018
    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...
  • Erin
    Apr 12, 2018
    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...
  • Leanne
    Nov 17, 2017
    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...
  • Jude
    Apr 27, 2018
    I really wanted to like it. Even though I'd read a review that it was light on new material from her previous book. I have enjoyed her book circuit podcast interviews she's done. ...
  • Mary
    Jun 23, 2018
    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...
  • Charlene
    Oct 11, 2018
    No rating. I spent an hour with this book, trying desperately to get into it. I enjoyed Annie Lamott's forward. That's about it. Oh, and Geneen's photo on the back cover. ...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Dec 23, 2017
    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...
  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Apr 03, 2018
    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...
  • Anne
    Jan 26, 2018
    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 12, 2018
    "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 co...
  • Sue Fernandez
    Feb 09, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...
  • Tamara
    Apr 24, 2018
    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...
  • Jess Macallan
    Jan 02, 2018
    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...
  • Erin
    May 28, 2018
    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...
  • Katee
    May 07, 2018
    I am not a fan of Eckhart Tolle, and I am really not a fan of Byron Katie, and this book leans heavily on both. While you may reach some peace by basically not caring about anything, it's not the most human or humane way to live. ...
  • Tracy Lisiecki
    Aug 12, 2018
    Be kind to yourself. ...
  • Cathi
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 cas...
  • Diane Dachota
    Apr 10, 2018
    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...
  • Emily Lewis
    Jul 07, 2018
    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...
  • Lynne
    Apr 16, 2018
    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...
  • Gina
    Mar 17, 2018
    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...
  • May De Mendieta
    Mar 18, 2018
    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...
  • Ruth
    Jun 06, 2018
    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...
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    Mar 12, 2018
    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...
  • Kendra Smith
    Mar 13, 2018
    So stupid ...