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  • Hachette Australia
  • Hachette Australia

You're Not That Great (but Neither is Anyone Else)

Elan Gale

6 Reviews

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Family & relationships, Self-help & personal development, Mind, Body, Spirit, Humour

Don't be afraid to say you f*cked everything up again . . . A hilarious, scathing antidote to the 'worthy' self-help genre in the bestselling tradition of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

How did a short, fat alcoholic become one of the most successful TV producers in the world?

The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes you want. You can spend your days giving yourself affirmations in your heart-shaped mirror and trying to learn to love yourself. You can say your mantra over and over again while sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat. But the truth is, you still won't have the life you want.

That's where You're Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) comes in. This ruthlessly funny and straight-talking guide teaches you how to recognise your weaknesses, your regrets and your f*ck-ups in order to live a better life. No regrets? That's BS. If you have no regrets it means you haven't learnt from your mistakes.

As JON RONSON says in the book: 'You are your insecurities'.

Topics covered include:

* How damaging (and stupid) it is to make your goal in life to 'be happy'
* That you absolutely DON'T have to love yourself before you love someone else
* How you have the power to make yourself feel like shit and how to use that power

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Praise for You're Not That Great (but Neither is Anyone Else)

  • A straight-talking guide that encourages you to find your weaknesses, regrets and your f*ck-ups in order to live a better life - GQ Australia

  • A much-needed twist on the self-help novel, You're Not That Great cuts through the mindlessly positive-thinking bollocks that seeps out of most motivational books, and teaches you how to use the negativity in the world and your life to drive yourself forward. After all, if the world were made up of motivational speakers, we'd have gotten a lot more done by now. - GQ Australia

  • Elan Gale, the author, may be great at his job, but he writes a pretty mean self-help book, too. Literally... Good for haters and glass-half-fullers alike. - ELLE Magazine

  • it'll take all your preconceived notions of "positive thinking" and "positive affirmations" and "everything happens for a reason" and flip them on their motherflippin' heads - MAMAMIA

  • energetic, honest, refreshing and also plain funny - POPSUGAR

  • Gale is a straighter talker with a penchant for comedy, but says he's a realist who wants to call life for what it is. He's a punk who uses the written word and if Jean Paul Sartre were alive, he'd probably invite Gale to hang at the Sorbonne to critique life and all its miseries. - Executive Style

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Elan Gale

ELAN GALE is living proof that if you hate yourself enough you can accomplish anything. It was his own self-loathing, combined with his anger over the terrifying flood of inspirational messages that were giving people all over the world false hope, that propelled him to write YOU'RE NOT THAT GREAT (BUT NEITHER IS ANYONE ELSE). Elan has spent the last eight years working as an executive producer on the wildly successful BACHELOR TV franchise and so, as you can imagine, he has a rather unique knowledge of human nature. Some famous fans of his include Harry Styles, Ariana Grande and Jason Biggs.

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