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Return to Book Page. Preview — Help Me by Marianne Power. A hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care Marianne Power was a self-help junkie. For years she lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies Looking to help one woman definitive guide after definitive guide on how to live your best life.
Yet one day she woke up to find that the life she dreamed of and the life she was living were not miles but continents apart. So she set A hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care Marianne Power was a self-help junkie.
So she set out to make a change. Or, actually, to make every change. Marianne Looking to help one woman to finally find out if her elusive perfect life—the one without debt, anxiety, hangovers or Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town with perfect teeth to meet the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams—lay in the pages of those books.
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So for a year she vowed to test a book a month, following its advice to the letter, taking the surest road she knew to a perfect Hlep. As her year-long plan turned into a demented roller coaster where everything she knew was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better? Published January 29th by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Sep 23, Charlie Allison rated it it was amazing. I loved this book. Laugh and cried throughout but what a great read. This was a very enjoyable read.
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Each month focuses on one book and we get to follow along as she puts the advice to use. Some advice "works" for her while other advice is less Not usually a fan of nonfiction, but enjoy a good Sophie Kinsella book? Some advice "works" for her while other advice is less successful.
The author shares her experiences, both good and bad, in an honest and entertaining way. Well worth giving this one a chance! Thank you to Grove Atlantic and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this fun book in exchange for my honest review. Jul 15, Sheri rated it it was amazing. In her mid-thirties, journalist Marianne Power finds herself suffering from a pervasive Looking to help one woman with her life.
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I don't think I've ever read a book- fiction or non fiction- that so accurately appears to portray depression and a negative brain in the way I have experienced. This is a really interesting read and I hope others pick it up when it's published.
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