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Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who's Been There

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Tara Schuster

11 Hours 43 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

February 2020

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Brutally honest, often hilarious, hard-won lessons in learning to love and care for yourself from a former vice president at Comedy Central who was called “ahead of her time” by Jordan Peele

“You’re going to want Tara Schuster to become your new best friend.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

“Compelling, persuasive, and useful no matter where you are in your life.”—Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Life Will Be the Death of Me

By the time she was in her late twenties, Tara Schuster was a rising TV executive who had worked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and helped launch Key & Peele to viral superstardom. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath that veneer of success, she was a chronically anxious, self-medicating mess. No one knew that her road to adulthood had been paved with depression, anxiety, and shame, owing in large part to her minimally parented upbringing. She realized she’d hit rock bottom when she drunk-dialed her therapist pleading for help.

Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies is the story of Tara’s path to re-parenting herself and becoming a “ninja of self-love.” Through simple, daily rituals, Tara transformed her mind, body, and relationships, and shows how to

• fake gratitude until you actually feel gratitude
• excavate your emotional wounds and heal them with kindness
• identify your self-limiting beliefs, kick them to the curb, and start living a life you choose
• silence your inner frenemy and shield yourself from self-criticism
• carve out time each morning to start your day empowered, inspired, and ready to rule
• create a life you truly, totally f*cking LOVE

This is the book Tara wished someone had given her and it is the book many of us desperately need: a candid, hysterical, addictively readable, practical guide to growing up (no matter where you are in life) and learning to love yourself in a non-throw-up-in-your-mouth-it’s-so-cheesy way.

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  • Anonymous

    This was a fun book to listen to. I recommended it to someone else. Great title. Life is short. You deserve the lilies. Go after it and enjoy! Narrator was pretty good.

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  • Anonymous

    The title is what drew me in... I was not disappointed. She talks about her real life struggles, issues, and the many ways she tried and failed, tried and succeeded at becoming a better version of herself. She shares those trials with you and makes you feel like you're not alone, she will be your cheer leader if you're in need one at this moment. Well written , funny, insightful, shared by someone who has grown and developed herself a wonderful new normal.

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  • Anonymous

    she's in my head!

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  • Chasity E.

    I love love this book so much I need to actually read it again and write down points!!! And ideas

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  • Anonymous

    I was told about this book by a buddy of mine in the hospital. I couldn't find the book itself but I did find it here and I love it and live it every day

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  • Lucie A.

    Excellent. I listened to this gem so quickly. Funny, insightful, well-written and it felt like listening to a friend or to myself slightly more wise. I would recommend it to all my friends. so basically to everyone ;) Enjoy.

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