The theme of both of these guidebooks is to find enjoyment in being oneself and to be free of pursuing perfection. Kite, an acupuncture master, helps people tune in to their own rhythms and direct their perspectives toward a sense of calm self-awareness. Vine top blogger Marsh encourages self-acceptance through coloring in charts, discovering self-defeating patterns, and listening to the stories of others who have transcended societal expectations of race, age, and gender. While Kite's work provides new ways in which to think about our relationship with the world, Marsh's emphasizes achieving one's own version of success. In compassionate chapters, he pushes readers to let go of the concepts of punishment and control and feel confident about being good enough. VERDICT Neither book is groundbreaking in offering suggestions for a self-acceptance to which all people aspire, but both suggest valid feel-good ideas.. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.
An interactive guide to combating feelings of insecurity and self-defeat shares inspiring counsel on how to dispel the illusion that perfection exists, helping readers to identify patterns that block self-acceptance and growth. Original.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Shares the author's personal experiences accepting and celebrating his sexuality to show readers how to embrace their individuality to transcend stereotypes and deepen their self-worth.Review by Publisher Summary 3
Too short. Too weird. Too quiet. Not true. Let Internet superstar Jeffrey Marsh help you end those negative thoughts and discover how wonderful you are. An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering questions about how you do the things you do, and discovering patterns in your life that may be holding you back. Through Jeffrey's own story of "growing up fabulous in a small farming town"--along with the stories of hero/ines who have transcended the stereotypes of race, age, and gender--you will discover that you are not alone. Learn to deepen your relationship with yourself, boost your self-esteem and self-worth, and find the courage to take a leap that will change your life.