You're Not That Great: (but Neither Is Anyone Else) by Elan GaleYou're Not That Great: (but Neither Is Anyone Else) by Elan Gale

You're Not That Great: (but Neither Is Anyone Else)

byElan Gale

Hardcover | December 5, 2017

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I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity.

I care more aboutfeelinggreat thanbeinggreat.


The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself that you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes you want. You can spend your days giving yourself affirmations in your heart-shaped mirror and trying to learn to love yourself. You can say your mantra over and over again while sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat in a Whole Foods parking lot. But the truth is, you're not a badass and you still don't have the life you want. That's where You're Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) comes in. This book teaches you how to harness all the negativity in the world and use it to improve your life, taking everyday feelings like self-loathing, regret and shame and making them work for you. Positive thinking is for assholes. Negative thinking is for winners.
Elan Gale is a strange person and executive producer ofThe Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and several live shows. In his spare time, he is a social media provocateur who has amassed over 6 million social media followers between his various humorous accounts. He is small in stature, physically weak, and an alcoholic, ...
Title:You're Not That Great: (but Neither Is Anyone Else)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 7.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:7.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inPublished:December 5, 2017Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1478918292

ISBN - 13:9781478918295


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refreshing. Very interesting take on self-help. Honestly, when I was about 20 pages in, i thought I was going to put this down for good. What kind of author craps on their readers like this? But that's exactly the problem the author was trying to address. Tough love. Maybe this is a common experience, but I find that when I read self-help books, I often read them very passively, just hoping that something will be so revolutionary that it'll just happen to stick. But because this book was so starkly different from how I approached life, I was actively thinking about these concepts, unlike my usual passive way. I'll admit, it's not a book for everyone. And while I haven't created a shrine for Elan Gale and converted to worshipping them as a deity, it has definitely changed the way I think about certain things. A very refreshing book, indeed.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love Elan... but not this book If you read this book you will NOT feel inspired. I don't know what angle he was going for but it didn't work on me. I would not waste your time. Andie (from the bach) her books are way better!
Date published: 2018-02-13