You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)

You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)

I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I care more about feeling great than being great. I am NOT THAT GREAT. The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself that you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes y I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I care more about f...

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Title:You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else)
Author:Elan Gale
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1478918292
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

You're Not That Great: (but neither is anyone else) Reviews

  • Courtney Judy
    Oct 19, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

  • Dawn
    Jan 17, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Nov 22, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

  • Anne
    Jan 08, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

  • Gwen - Chew & Digest Books -
    Jan 09, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

  • Caitlin Robertson
    Feb 07, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

  • Lisa
    Jan 24, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

  • Suzanne Romero
    Jan 13, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

  • Michelle
    Dec 28, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

  • Kyra
    Jan 09, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
    Nov 30, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

  • Jenina Jill Sy
    Dec 15, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

  • Andrea Seeley
    Feb 13, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

    I like the general premise, but overall it's repetitive and not inspiring. ...

    Honestly, it was kind of whiny. It started to redeem itself within the last 50 pages, but still - meh. ...

    I love Elan Gale so I had to give this a shot. It really did open my eyes to a different way of thinking- a lot of his stories really resonated with me. It was a bit repetitive at times. ...

  • Alicia
    Feb 08, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

    I like the general premise, but overall it's repetitive and not inspiring. ...

    Honestly, it was kind of whiny. It started to redeem itself within the last 50 pages, but still - meh. ...

  • Sarah
    Nov 28, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

  • Sarah Maier
    Jan 03, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

  • Joanna
    Jan 20, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

  • Savannah Wooten
    Feb 07, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

  • Hanna
    Jan 24, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

    I like the general premise, but overall it's repetitive and not inspiring. ...

  • Courtney Jadevaia
    Feb 10, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

    I like the general premise, but overall it's repetitive and not inspiring. ...

    Honestly, it was kind of whiny. It started to redeem itself within the last 50 pages, but still - meh. ...

    I love Elan Gale so I had to give this a shot. It really did open my eyes to a different way of thinking- a lot of his stories really resonated with me. It was a bit repetitive at times. ...

    I couldn't put this book down and read it in a quick two days. It's relatable, funny and to the point (and most certainly won't be for everyone). A great reminder that negative emotions (when channeled and used constructively) can be used in positive ways to move us forward in li...

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  • Megan
    Jan 17, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

    I like the general premise, but overall it's repetitive and not inspiring. ...

    Honestly, it was kind of whiny. It started to redeem itself within the last 50 pages, but still - meh. ...

    I love Elan Gale so I had to give this a shot. It really did open my eyes to a different way of thinking- a lot of his stories really resonated with me. It was a bit repetitive at times. ...

    I couldn't put this book down and read it in a quick two days. It's relatable, funny and to the point (and most certainly won't be for everyone). A great reminder that negative emotions (when channeled and used constructively) can be used in positive ways to move us forward in li...

  • C.C. Rae
    Dec 13, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

  • TJL
    Dec 14, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

  • Annburnett
    Dec 18, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

  • Dustin
    Dec 18, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...

    This book was hilarious. It is what I would describe as an ?anti self-help? book. It worked for me, because I hate self help books and all of the bull-crap they spew at you. This was real, honest, and funny. I personally related to chapter three (about crappy instagram moti...

    A poignantly funny journey to set straight your outlook on life and the motivational movement of ?all positivity all the time? and will knock you off your optimistic high horse down into the mud of all your ?bad? feelings. For me, I was down in the mud already and this unflinch...

    I cannot recommend this book to anyone. It was terrible from the start to finish. It also became very repetitive and preachy. I had hoped it would at least get better. I believe being negative might help some people overcome some things but this is not the case with everyone. I really ...

    I like this concept on p 95: in each decade we think, well, I made some mistakes in my twenties, thirties, etc, but I?m on the right track now. That is a trap and discourages is from continuing to grow. Which is the point of being here, right? ...

    Oh god, please skip this book. Book summary: stop expecting the world to come to you, too much of anything is bad, balance is everything... say fuck a lot. Great, got it. Minus about 170 pages I can't get back. ? ...

    Interesting.There are definitely some people out there who feel they are superior to the rest of us who probably have felt worse and had to overcome and come up from rock bottom.But...I know a few who probably have always felt that way and need to read your book.It might help humanize ...

    I like the general premise, but overall it's repetitive and not inspiring. ...

    Honestly, it was kind of whiny. It started to redeem itself within the last 50 pages, but still - meh. ...

    I love Elan Gale so I had to give this a shot. It really did open my eyes to a different way of thinking- a lot of his stories really resonated with me. It was a bit repetitive at times. ...

    I couldn't put this book down and read it in a quick two days. It's relatable, funny and to the point (and most certainly won't be for everyone). A great reminder that negative emotions (when channeled and used constructively) can be used in positive ways to move us forward in li...

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  • Shira Selkovits
    Jan 22, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

  • Vanessa
    Dec 17, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

  • Jake Harris
    Dec 05, 2017

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

  • Taylor Wilson
    Jan 05, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

  • Anna Kaye-Rogers
    Jan 02, 2018

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I snagged a copy of this ARC because the title made me laugh and I loved the paradox of the snappy, sarcastic title against the baby pink cover. "Mean" can sometimes be funny, as evidenced by the movie Mean Girls, and some...

    I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, I agree with a lot of what the author says: The positivity movement is weirdly condescending, fluffs peoples' egos beyond belief, and does make some people incredibly hyper-sensitive to criticism. I agree that there are some people who ...

    A not-very-well-written book about a great way of living that gets repetitive around page 50. At 179 pages, it could?ve been way shorter and just as effective. ...

    There were some great points in here! In some ways it was a valid and needed personal (and societal!) call out. That being said, the author verges on unkind to people who do not meet his standards of success and strikes me as still growing in his own ability to be both self-reflective,...

    This has one of the most hilarious and completely true opening sections that I have ever read. It was so dead on that I was in tears and ready to apologize to both of my parents. Giving you more detail would only ruin the moment for you, so I won't. It really brought things into perspe...

    ?We live in a world of contentment, mediocrity, and average people who think they?re excellent.? -- Elan Gale, You?re Not That Great Elan Gale is straightforward and refuses to coddle anyone in his new book, You?re Not That Great (but neither is anyone else). This book te...

    I really enjoyed this book because it's no nonsense good advice. And I relate to it because all of my life I have felt the need to convince everyone that I am worthy of being here! The premise that the things that make us not so great are indeed the things that make us strive to be gre...

    The only self-help book worth reading, in my opinion. Aside from being hysterical and honest, it?s also incredibly relevant and insightful. It?s tough love in the best way and the most inspiring book that ever insulted me. ...

    I?m not really a big fan of self-help books, even ironic ones, but this one is witty and well presented. Still, while I generally support anything that opposes the positive thinking movement, I can?t deal with the bitterness and rapacity of Gale?s worldview. Followed literally, t...

    This book was funny, helpful and motivating. I'd listen to it again just for the laughs. ...

    I wish I had liked it more than I did, I was really going in hopeful that I was going to find this book to be amazing. It had everything I liked, cursing...honesty...bluntness...but towards the end I was honestly getting sick of it. I was struggling with some of the concepts (and I mys...

    Harness the power of negative thinking! You're Not That Great (But Neither Is Anyone Else). Yep, if you read my blog, you'll understand why this book caught my eye. This fresh new wave of frank, 'real-life' motivational books have become very popular, and I've enjoyed some of them...

    Me prior to reading this book : I?m a millennial and I?m special unicorn. Me after reading this book : I might be a millennial and special unicorn, but I?m not really a great person. And being a great person is more important that being a special millennial unicorn. The last t...

    Ok, so I?m gonna go out on a limb here and give it 5 stars to raise the over all rating. This book deserves a solid 4 over all and not a half-assed 3.5. I actually agree a with a previous reviewer -at times it felt repetitive- I feel, though, that it?s the author writing in the w...

    So flipped through this book in chapters. read a bit. had to stop. it very much seems like this book is trying very hard to directly emulate the success of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck except Elan didnt have anything interesting to add, didnt actually read the Subtle Art and als...

    This book was in some ways helpful in that it forces you to realize that some negativity can actually be helpful in motivating you to reach your dreams. However, I do not agree with some parts of the books mainly because not everyone is wired to be motivated by negativity. Some of the ...

    I had no idea this was a self help book when I preordered it - I thought it was going to be a book of the author?s ?Unspirational? quotes. When I started reading it, though, I was amused, so I kept going. I definitely agree with Gale?s ideas about useless platitudes like ?it ...

    I loved this book, though as it was marketed as "parody" I am not sure I was supposed to. I am not a fan of self-help genre, but I actually found this had great advice and made a lot of sense. It was written in a very pop-culture style, but I feel with the author's background that made...