Top critical review
Aimed at VERY specific kind of person
24 June 2017
I did actually quite enjoy elements of this book and there were parts that were quite thought provoking. Some of the activities at the back were nice and I appreciated the fact that references were provided to scientific research articles. I have no doubt that Chloe's work will appeal to some people.
However, this book is very clearly marketed at a certain type of person. The book speaks only to women - the author refers frequently to 'we' women and 'our' particularly problems so if you're a man steer clear. It is also aimed seemingly in particular at (younger?) women who are anxious about things like what their Instagram pictures look like, what coffee to order in Starbucks, if they're going on too many dates on Tinder etc. I don't wish to minimise or belittle those kinds of worries or anxieties as everyone's experiences are relative but if these aren't your worries or your anxieties, you may struggle to engage with this book. One particular anecdote the author tells you about is her being brave enough to overcome her anxieties following a past skiing trip and go on a different snowboarding holiday (which is, let's face it, a luxury many people cannot dream of, let alone be anxious about) and this gives a flavour of the kind of person this book is marketed at. If this sounds like the kind of thing you are anxious about, then this is the right book for you and I've no doubt you will find it hugely useful! If not, you may want to look elsewhere for something a little more relatable...