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Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop

I remember downloading this book awhile ago onto my Audible account and then promptly forgetting about it. I love audiobooks, but it’s not always easy for me to get into them. I tend to want the narrator to read quicker than they are. And then I get discouraged by how much time is still left for the book.

Scrolling through my Audible account, I actually clicked on a different book by Gary John Bishop. Within the first couple minutes, he mentioned “as I talked about in Unfu*k Yourself” (or something along those lines), I knew I needed to stop and listen to Unfu*k Yourself. And I am definitely glad I did.

At 3.5 hours, this is a quick book to listen to. Well, it is when your normal commute is approximately 45min each way and most of your job involves driving anyways.

I absolutely loved this book. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. I love the no holds barred approach that Bishop takes with this book. He calls it like it is but does it in a way that does not get you offended. Instead of making excuses for why your life is the way it is, you find yourself agreeing with him and wanting to make the necessary changes. But like he says, wanting to make the changes doesn’t mean anything if you don’t actually make the changes to have a happier and better life.

If anyone needs a kick in the pants, a word of encouragement, or some extra motivation about your life, this is the book for you.

However, if you are super easily offended, especially by cursing, move along.

Audiobook is the way to go for this book. Bishop narrates it himself and he does an incredible job.

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Michelle Boyea

With the volatility of gas prices, it’s easy to dread having to fill up your gas tank. Even when gas prices are going down, you don’t want to spend the money filling up your car. As someone who easily fills up a minimum 2-3 times a week due to her commute, I’m always looking for ways to save money.

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I’m also part of fuel rewards (shell stations) and use them together to save as much as I can.

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Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler

High school. 4 crazy long years. Where every event seems like it is world changing. And at the time, it is to you. Relationships come and go. Friends come and go. At the end of the day, you are the most important person to yourself.

Infinite in Between did a great job at showcasing how different 5 lives can be during the same 4 year time span. How people are capable of change and how your own life can change drastically at the drop of a hat.

One person may be discovering their sexuality. One person may be discovering long kept family secrets. Everyone will be discovering their identity. One person may have a tragic loss. Health, sickness, death, relationships, birth, music, camp, and so much more occurs during those 4 important years.

While friendships come and go, some friends are there to stay. Sometimes the most unlikely person becomes one of the most important people to you. And above all else, the person you can always rely on, is yourself.

This book was a fantastic take on how 5 people’s lives could be so different and so similar at the same time. How 5 random people could end up becoming entangled in each other’s lives in ways that aren’t always known to them. I wish there were more books to see where these 5 friends end up in life. I was left with too many questions at the end and felt very unsatisfied.

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Gargoyle from SofiasClayCorner

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My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

I’m definitely hit or miss when it comes to audiobooks. I went into this book having never heard of Chelsea Handler before, I was intrigued by the title of the book.

It was hilarious!!! She was blunt, honest, and didn’t hold back. I love that she is not ashamed of her past and embraces it wholeheartedly. I definitely want to learn more about her now.

It’s still looked down upon for a woman to enjoy men, whereas it is celebrated for men to enjoy women. The fact that Chelsea shared her experiences, is a breath of fresh air. She has nothing to be ashamed of and she empowers others to not be ashamed of who they are, and to not feel embarrassed if they don’t live to “society’s expectations”

I could listen to her stories all day long.

Side note: how cute is this gargoyle from SofiasClayCorner?! Her name is Ginny 🙂

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My name is Michelle and I am a grad student, a marketer, and a bibliophile. The main point of this blog will be book reviews, but I may add in more as I go.

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Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts

I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you net galley!

Truth be told, I did not like this book. I had a very hard time getting into it and I struggled to find the motivation to continue reading. The way the book was set up simply made me very not interested in it. I did not like that each chapter essentially had two chapters in it, one version for each of the two storylines that was being told.

I think the premise behind the book is great, and I love the idea of there being two stories within one book. Especially with the idea of alternate realities. However, I did not like the flip-flop back and forth in this book. If you weren’t keeping careful track on which chapter was which, it was easy to forget that the storyline switched back and forth. There were a few times that I got confused as to which version of Chris that I was currently reading.

With that being said, I did very much enjoy the storyline of this book. I liked how one version had Kris in trouble for something that he did it while the other version showed what would happen if he got away with it. I did like that the two storylines merged together at points so that there were specific events that happened in both timelines.

If you like alternate realities and alternate possibilities for stories, then this book is absolutely perfect for you. The storyline and the premise and the characters were fantastic.