Hello everyone and welcome to a new type of review, a Spitfire Review. Spitfire Reviews are short reviews on books I have recently read. They could be classics, modern bestsellers or a book I particularly enjoyed reading. The first book I’ll be reviewing is The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. Let’s begin…
I am somewhat addicted to self help books. I’m curious as to what advice they can offer me, what are the successful people of the world doing that I am not? Now I think that the idea of “successful people” is a matter of perspective but I’ll always give a self help book a second glance when I’m prowling around bookshops.
The main aim of The Life Changing Magic is to help the reader learn how to say no and learning how to get what you want. One of the main principals taught is to count how many f**ks you give about something and spend them wisely. If you’ve run out of f**ks for something is it really worth pursuing? Instead you can spend your time and effort on something you do like.
One of the best things about the book is that it’s hilarious. Knight’s strong language and crude sense of humour is brilliant. She is brutally honest on her thoughts and feelings about certain subjects. Knight’s humour is also the book’s downfall. Some of the jokes fall flat. At times it sounds as if she is mimicking the style of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones and at certain points the book can easily be seen as offensive and I felt uncomfortable whilst reading it. While these occurrences are rare they do linger in the mind.
I’ll rate the book 5/10.
Have you read The Life Changing Magic and if so what did you think? Are you tempted to read the book now? Leave your thoughts and comments down below and I’ll see you next time.