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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (16 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751550493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751550498
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There's no doubt [Ruth Field's] straight-talking will make you stop whining and actually start doing. So, if you need a kick up the backside, make space for this fabulous read on your bedside table! (Closer)

An entertaining, effective read . . . The book is genuinely funny, but it really does motivate too. (Zest magazine)

Smart, witty and brutal (frostmagazine.com)

Funny and frank (Mother and Baby)

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THE GRIT DOCTOR does for self-help what she did for running: RIPS UP THE RULE BOOK.

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A very motivational kick in the rear, without all the touchy-feely language often found in self-help books, especially those from across the Pond - this is very definitely a British approach, a down to earth, common sense pep talk - often quite tongue in cheek & funny. Rather than reading it, I actually listened to the audio version (she reads it herself & is an excellent narrator) & got a huge amount done while I did! Whether you've got a huge life change to make or are just temporarily stuck in career doldrums, I'd recommend reading/listening to this. However, this is very strong medicine, which must be taken with an equal & balancing amount of yin, if you don't want to spend the rest of your life with clenched teeth, looking forward to those brief half hours when you're allowed to actually veg out on the couch & enjoy the fruits of your labours. After all, life must be about being present in & bringing acceptance/enjoyment to every moment, not just gritting it through all the chores & hard work. I recommend alternating this with Eckhart Tolle's excellent 'A New Earth - Awakening to Your Life's Purpose' A New Earth: Create a Better Lifeand/or for the more Buddhist-ly inclined 'Unconditional Confidence' a talk & interview with Pema Chodron Unconditional Confidence: Instructions for Meeting Any Experience with Trust and Courage - both of these are deep ... and come at life from an equally effective but very different angle. Balancing these two approaches - timely action AND inaction, with ongoing awareness & acceptance (because after all not everything can be changed by sheer grit, some of what life throws at you really does just have to be accepted), that is surely the trick.
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I gave up reading this book halfway through. The anecdotes are boring and I quickly grew tired of the constant abbreviations and overuse of the word "s***" It feels as if this book has been written by a teenager, not an ex-barrister. The only helpful thing I derived from the book is to use tables to plan tasks, instead of just writing a to do lists which never get done.
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I bought this book having seen it mentioned in "Closer" magazine as a good motivatinal read. I bought this and Ruth Field's other book "Run fat B!tch Run. I can honestly say reading these has given me the kick up the backside I needed. I was feeling pretty overweight and de-motivated generally, but I sit here today having done 42 lengths at the local pool this morning, a 16km hike /run last week and a medium length run most days as now trying to get my fitness back. Thanks Ruth ! If you need a book to help you get your life in order with no namby pamby nonsense.....this works ! (Well it did for me anyway).
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No nonsense book. Not as amusing as Ruth Field would like to think but it's a good book full of common sense.
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Disappointing as really just cashing in on the, much better, Run Fat Bitch, Run. I still don't like the idea of an inner 'Fat Bitch' though (as women we tend to beat ourselves up too much as it is) And I can't help feeling it's a bit easier if you're a wealthy, slim professional (and wish Ruth Field wouldn't keep reminding us about that).

I DO like her general philosophy though .... if you want to then you've just got to make that effort and GO FOR IT!
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Really enjoyed this book,a really good read. Full of common sense advice! Would highly recommend! Take action and just do it!!!
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Great book. Keeps you going and if you actually take action does seem to kick start the process of sorting your life out. Haven't read anything too similar to it but does a good job of keeping the reader engaged.
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Funny book. A lot of common sense. Nothing I hadn't heard of already but nice to see it written down. If you have read her other book. " run fa* B****etc" then you know what to expect. Prompt delivery.
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