This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide

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

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews

  • Robin
    Apr 13, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138): On food: When does it be ...

    Some really good points were made in this book....so good that I'm actually keeping it and I usually don't keep books once I'm done with them. There were some parts that were just too philosophical for me....I like to analyze more than philosophize. There were some other parts that I t...

    I love how Geneen broke this up into short essays, all their own separate story, but all supporting the truth that we?re all messy, imperfect creatures. She echoed things I?d only thought in my head, the thoughts that might make people think less of me, or that highlighted all the ...

    I knew I'd love this book as I adore her work, but I didn't know this book would become my favorite of hers to date. It is so powerful, so beautifully written. I felt as if Geneen was writing to me. I cannot recommend it enough. I want to get my own copy so I can re-read and highlight ...

    My favorite section of this book was at the end where Geneen gives a list which I found very inspirational. This is a slim volume and if you've read her books before this may seem like familiar territory to you. I always learn something new and even if a lot of it doesn't apply to my l...

  • Pam Cipkowski
    May 20, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

  • Rebecca Tolley
    Apr 29, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

  • Liz
    Jan 12, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

  • Summer
    May 25, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

  • Erin
    Apr 12, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

  • Leanne
    Nov 17, 2017

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

  • Robin
    Mar 28, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138): On food: When does it be ...

    Some really good points were made in this book....so good that I'm actually keeping it and I usually don't keep books once I'm done with them. There were some parts that were just too philosophical for me....I like to analyze more than philosophize. There were some other parts that I t...

    I love how Geneen broke this up into short essays, all their own separate story, but all supporting the truth that we?re all messy, imperfect creatures. She echoed things I?d only thought in my head, the thoughts that might make people think less of me, or that highlighted all the ...

    I knew I'd love this book as I adore her work, but I didn't know this book would become my favorite of hers to date. It is so powerful, so beautifully written. I felt as if Geneen was writing to me. I cannot recommend it enough. I want to get my own copy so I can re-read and highlight ...

    My favorite section of this book was at the end where Geneen gives a list which I found very inspirational. This is a slim volume and if you've read her books before this may seem like familiar territory to you. I always learn something new and even if a lot of it doesn't apply to my l...

    I have followed Geneen Roth since she began writing about women and food, then added money and God. With "This Messy Magnificent Life" she puts it all together--change, the things we are waiting for, the things that hold us back. It just is. Now is the time to be who we are, our best s...

  • Barbara
    May 02, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Dec 23, 2017

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Apr 03, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

  • Anne
    Jan 26, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 12, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

  • Sue Fernandez
    Feb 09, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

  • Tamara
    Apr 24, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

  • Susan
    Mar 10, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

  • Jess Macallan
    Jan 02, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

  • Crissi
    May 25, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138): On food: When does it be ...

    Some really good points were made in this book....so good that I'm actually keeping it and I usually don't keep books once I'm done with them. There were some parts that were just too philosophical for me....I like to analyze more than philosophize. There were some other parts that I t...

    I love how Geneen broke this up into short essays, all their own separate story, but all supporting the truth that we?re all messy, imperfect creatures. She echoed things I?d only thought in my head, the thoughts that might make people think less of me, or that highlighted all the ...

  • Lori
    May 03, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138): On food: When does it be ...

    Some really good points were made in this book....so good that I'm actually keeping it and I usually don't keep books once I'm done with them. There were some parts that were just too philosophical for me....I like to analyze more than philosophize. There were some other parts that I t...

  • Cathi
    Apr 20, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

  • Diane Dachota
    Apr 10, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

  • Jay Vee
    Mar 29, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

  • Lynne
    Apr 16, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

  • Gina
    Mar 17, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

  • May De Mendieta
    Mar 18, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Mar 12, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

  • Marie
    May 01, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

  • Erik
    Mar 08, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138): On food: When does it be ...

  • Kendra Smith
    Mar 13, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

  • Melly0919
    Mar 31, 2018

    "After a while, the stories from our past begin to feel like poems we memorized in fifth grade, or Beatles songs we learned by heart. They evoke memories, feelings, possibilities or the lack of them, and if we believe them we are defined by them." "No one can cause you to co...

    When requesting this title I didn't realize that it was Christian based. Of course there's nothing wrong with that with me personally because I am a Christian but my beliefs are very open minded. I appreciate the honesty in this book and it had great writing. I just didn't find it that...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an ARC of this title. I was fortunate enough to attend one of Geneen's workshops 21 years ago with my mom. It was quite enlightening. It's been years since I've thought about her...which is a shame. This book reminded me how much wisdom she can p...

    Reflecting back over This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide by Geneen Roth, I think the audiobook didn?t work for me. But, in truth, I won?t be likely to pick up the print copy now that I?ve listened to the audio. I might look for some book tour interviews by Roth, though. ...

    I'm of two minds on this. It's my first book by this author, and I found myself so annoyed through about 3/4 of it. I couldn't identify with almost any of it; she equates problems with food (well, really any problems) with childhood trauma or abuse. I'm sorry, that's simply not the cas...

    I have loved and followed Geneen Roth since she first started sharing her ideas about intuitive eating in the 90's. Her approach to life and food has affected a tremendous amount of healing in my life over the years, and this book is no exception. I've been reading it very, very slowly...

    *4.5 stars* This collection of essays was the perfect read to kick off a new year. Geneen Roth has the kind of insightful, witty, and raw writing style I always find appealing in an inspirational book. She uses storytelling and truthtelling to dig into the heart of each essay to ope...

    A wonderful guide to live an open liberated life.Gennen Roth?s real open honest advice.thanks to #Scribner #Net Galley. ...

    Geneen Roth has a way of breaking it down and busting it open that makes this book an absolute field guide for life. Chapter after chapter will have the reader saying, "me too." ...

    I had never heard of or read anything by Geneen Roth before, but her premise of chucking the diet thing out the window and just being happy with yourself intrigued me. Let?s stop being lorded over and made unhappy by the dieting rules and torturous workout sessions: instead, be mindf...

    I read this book in a day. I really needed to hear a bunch said in this book. In fact, I think any woman that has had something said to her that was damaging to her worth or had something damaging done to her body or some inappropriate touching, etc. should consider reading it. I have ...

    Not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read, and I did enjoy it. Structurally, it was not quite what I expected: more like a compilation of essays than an actual ?chapter book.? That?s not meant as a criticism, as the book flowed well and everything was relate...

    First, I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with Geneen Roth. I love the way she advocates for woman to stop dieting, to stop hating themselves and to stop comparing themselves to others. On the other hand, I cannot forget some of her previous writing where she describes 130...

    eh .... I'm sure if you are struggling with this issues ( eating disorders, lost in life, etc) this can be a life-changing book but honestly, it didn't apply to my life and the Geneen was a little annoying to me TBH, it was just a book about her experiences and her friends experiences ...

    I found this book pretty weird with a few tidbits I liked scattered throughout. I feel like I like the title and the jacket description better than the actual book. ...

    Geneen Roth is a very good writer, so her books are always enjoyable. I first read her 10 years ago and she was the gateway to letting go of dieting and making peace with your body. However, reading her now feels a bit regressive. She still focuses on being thin and weight loss. Se...

    Just found it to be a bit boring and the writing was a bit clunky for me. ...

    So stupid ...

    Obnoxious writing (and parenthetical asides) didn't obscure some good examples of mindfulness while healing our wounds. ...

    "What if I could live as if nothing was broken, nothing was wrong, that we are all perfect and that we need some improvement." "Attention is everything. Without it, all else is a temporary fix, and no lasting change is possible." "No longer protect yourself from losses that have ...

    This is the best self-help/motivational book I've read/listened to in a very long time. It's rare that I identify so strongly with the personal experience a writer shares, but when Roth wrote about herself, I felt like she was writing about me and my life and struggles. She discusses h...

    I have loved her writings since her first book and sitting down to savor this latest volume has been like reconnection with an old friend. One who can say something and you reply, "Me, too!" You can laugh and cry with her and, after reading her words of comfort, you feel less alone in ...

    I was very happy to have won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I am most appreciative. This is an excellent book for many people even those who do not struggle with the dieting dilemma. One standout message that Geneen Roth shares with readers is that ?No one has ever been to the fu...

    Read it on my day off in the midst of a terrible depressive episode. Ended up in tears of gratitude for the truths her humour and honesty brought out in me. This woman clearly lives a life of privilege but I barely noticed since what she spoke on was focusing on Joy and it is all aroun...

    Outstanding book, Roth has synthesized what I view as a lot of Buddhist thought without the religious overtones into a format that is accessible to non-practitioners. There is a lot to like here, two of my favorite questions from midway through (p 138): On food: When does it be ...

    Some really good points were made in this book....so good that I'm actually keeping it and I usually don't keep books once I'm done with them. There were some parts that were just too philosophical for me....I like to analyze more than philosophize. There were some other parts that I t...

    I love how Geneen broke this up into short essays, all their own separate story, but all supporting the truth that we?re all messy, imperfect creatures. She echoed things I?d only thought in my head, the thoughts that might make people think less of me, or that highlighted all the ...

    I knew I'd love this book as I adore her work, but I didn't know this book would become my favorite of hers to date. It is so powerful, so beautifully written. I felt as if Geneen was writing to me. I cannot recommend it enough. I want to get my own copy so I can re-read and highlight ...