If you're looking for something that is equal parts hilarious and life-changing, and you don't mind the occasional curse word thrown in, then Jess Barrett's new book Can Spiritual Women Say F#ck? might be the book you're looking for.
I was eager to read this book not only to support a fellow Jerseyan, but also because I would really like to be able to achieve inner peace. Jess Barrett has some really good advice! If you think you're going through something, Barrett has probably gone through it, too. And more! So when she's doling out advice, you know that she's for real. She's been there, done that, and moved the f#ck on.
The advice in this book is great for single women, married women, and women with children. It's all about taking care of yourself FIRST so that you can be your best self for everyone else in your life. You'll read some of the book and think, "Yeah, that makes sense. Why am I not already doing this?" I mean, of course no one wants to surround themselves with assholes. But sometimes it just. keeps. happening.
My favorite chapter is the one entitled "Watch Your Mouth". Remember that everything you say out loud is being put out into the universe. Don't say something that you can't back up or that you might later regret.
Some of Barrett's advice may be hard to implement. You have to re-train yourself to think and act or react in a certain way to certain stuff. But remember that the end reward will be worth it.
I'm also partial to books that quote J.R.R. Tolkien right off the bat. However, you gotta spell his name right! It's "Tolkien" not "Tolkein".
Can Spiritual Women Say F#ck? is self-published and is available to purchase now through Amazon. I received a free review copy for my honest review.