Self-prescribed ‘anti-guru’, Sarah Knight, is a former corporate hot shot that had a sudden realisation that life wasn’t going quite as she had hoped (probably due to the onset of panic attacks and phantom pre-work puking).
But whilst most of us simply stick it out, become extremely unhappy and let all of our frustrations out on an out-of-the-blue binge weekend involving cuddling an empty bottle of tequila on a friend’s bathroom floor, Knight decided it was time to change.
Out of said change came her first ‘help me help you’ self-help book, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, a guide to getting rid of distractions, worries and pointless people in your life for your own sanity (you’re seeing where the tag of anti-guru is coming from now).
Her latest book, Get Your Sh*t Together, is a life-organising bible for those amongst us who feel like life shouldn’t be this hard. And with a little wisdom from the Knight it won’t be.
Although – in its translation from American to English – it contains some rather obscure and out of place British references (the downfall of being a Sunderland FC fan being a shining example), the text is easy-to-read, leaving you with little to think about other than exactly how you’re going to implement Knight’s lists, methods and structures to your current shit-fit of a life.
Read in a single weekend, ready for a better you by Monday. If you’re already a reader of the more traditional self-help books this might NOT be for you. If you are new to the genre (and are usually in denial as to whether you need a self-help book), this one is a good starting point.