Confession: I chose this book solely on its title. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but seriously – who doesn’t want to read a book called “F**k It”?
Due to the craziness of the holidays, I read the book in two chunks of time. The first – before the holidays – I was really irritated by it. The writing was too jokey for my taste. It bothered me that there appeared to be two authors but only one of them had cover credit. And perhaps most troublesome was that the authors didn’t have enough courage to actually spell out the word within the pages. I know why you would use asterisks on the cover, but by the 10th time I’d seen it within the context of the book, I really wanted them to have the courage of their convictions. I was convinced that there wasn’t much to like about the book.
A few days ago I returned to the book and discovered that my attitude had changed. All of the above were still true, but this time I came at it with a different perspective. Specifically, I stopped letting the superficial stuff get in the way and I read the message. It’s a solid message filled with solid metaphors and stories. And I’d say that’s a great example of the “F**k It!” principle in action – letting myself see below the stuff that doesn’t really matter and identify what is useful to me.
This book is best suited for people who are beginning their quest for spiritual healing. If you’ve spent some time on this path, you’ve probably already learned this material. But for newcomers – especially people who would identify themselves as perfectionists – this is a great entry point.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.