This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide

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

This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide Reviews

  • Annagrace K.
    May 27, 2018

    "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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

  • Pam Cipkowski
    May 20, 2018

    "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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 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...

    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 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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." ...

  • Mary
    Jun 23, 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...

  • 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...

    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 don't usually read self-help books; this one was on a shelf of librarians' favorites and the cover caught my eye. I assumed it was a comedic work of fiction. That being said... I loved the forward by Anne LaMott. I have know idea who she is, but I'd like to read a book by her. ...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...

    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 don't usually read self-help books; this one was on a shelf of librarians' favorites and the cover caught my eye. I assumed it was a comedic work of fiction. That being said... I loved the forward by Anne LaMott. I have know idea who she is, but I'd like to read a book by her. ...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

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

  • Erin
    May 28, 2018

    "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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

  • 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 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...

    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...

  • Joy
    Jun 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...

    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 don't usually read self-help books; this one was on a shelf of librarians' favorites and the cover caught my eye. I assumed it was a comedic work of fiction. That being said... I loved the forward by Anne LaMott. I have know idea who she is, but I'd like to read a book by her. ...

    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...

    I picked this book up because it touched on themes that I personally value. It encourages women to chuck their diets out the window, to stop comparing themselves to others, and to stop beating themselves up. The book had some stories that resonated with me but for the most part I j...

  • 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

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

  • Emily Lewis
    Jul 07, 2018

    "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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

  • Lynne
    Apr 16, 2018

    "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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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 ...

  • Laur
    Jul 15, 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

    (For those of you reading this book on a Kindle, you're missing a truly lovely book jacket that catches the light of the room by the foiled stars and moon. So delightful!) Can we just first appreciate the forward by Anne LaMott? That, alone, made my day and I'd barely cracked the ...

    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 don't usually read self-help books; this one was on a shelf of librarians' favorites and the cover caught my eye. I assumed it was a comedic work of fiction. That being said... I loved the forward by Anne LaMott. I have know idea who she is, but I'd like to read a book by her. ...

  • Ruth
    Jun 06, 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

  • ☆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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    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 ...

  • 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 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...

    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 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 ...

    I really enjoy Roth's self-help views (especially that our eating habits are so intertwined with how we feel about ourselves). However, I felt like this was pretty much the same book as "Women, Food, and God." There didn't seem to be any really groundbreaking insights that she hasn't a...

    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...

    *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...

    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...

    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 listened to this book via Audible which I highly recommend as the author reads it and her voice and pacing are warm, tender, friendly. The content is radical and specific and felt like a pick-ax on the frozen sea which currently covers my bruised heart. In a good way. In the way ...

    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...

    Someday I will attend one of her retreats. This book was a good reminder to be present with me and the here and now. To stop and feel the wind and know I am not my thoughts. ...

    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. ...

    Geneen's main point is that people, particularly women, are allowed to take up and live in the space that they take up. It's simple, but life-altering at the same time. Her writing is easy to read, to the point, and funny when she wants to be. 3.7 stars because the content is so in...

    So stupid ...