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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jen Sincero

Narrated By: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: September 2013

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


In this witty, refreshingly blunt guide, bestselling author Jen Sincero helps listeners to embrace their inner badass and achieve success in all areas of life.

Bestselling author, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver in You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. In this refreshingly blunt how-to guide, Sincero serves up twenty-seven bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, life-changing insights, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

Via chapters such as "Your Brain Is Your Bitch," "Fear Is for Suckers" and "My Subconscious Made Me Do It," Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career, and general all-around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who dreads getting busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not. Sincero, a former skeptic herself, delivers the goods minus the New Age cheese, giving even the snarkiest of poo-pooers exactly what they need to get out of their ruts and start kicking some ass.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you will understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.


  • Jason H

    The book had some good content however I feel it is repetitive with other books in the same genre. I wasn’t a huge fan of the delivery of some items but that’s likely personal preference. I did not love the narrator, who is the author. Hiring a professional narrator would have been ideal in my opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Catherine K

    The book was fine but not great. The parts about money were a little nonspecific and uninspiring. And some of the mis-pronunciations ( The word etc. for example) in the narration were hard to take.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Abby B

    Sheesh. This book sounds like every other self help book. "Here's my life, and how I became awesome. You should be like me!" Meh. If I was you, I sure wouldn't have done the stuff you did. I never would have gotten away with it. The book should have been titled something more like "My Life - It's Excellent to be ME!" Not much here but shameless self promotion. Her reading however, was on point. Maybe she missed her real calling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Becky S

    She started a band called "crotch" this alone makes her cool in my book. Not to mention that's frickin hilarious. Enjoying this one. Only a third through but it's inspiring and entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Michelle M

    nicely read, but books like these remind us of what we don't have and not to be grateful or happy unless we are rich and doing what we love. this is unrealistic, and ultimately leads to dissatisfaction. this may be a really good book for you where you are now, but for me (now), I need to find books about being happy where I am and with what I have. could be a really good book for you though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Gabrielle S

    Jen I cannot wait to read/ listen to your other books. Thanks for keeping it real and for reminding me that I can become a bad ass but in good way.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book, and I have shared it with a lot of my friends. A lot of it is information that we’ve heard before, but the way Jen presents it, I had some AH-HA moments. I have a new perspective now. Thank you!

  • Elizabeth B

    I enjoyed this book for the most part. Jen Sincero narrates her own book and her voice is lively and engaging. The book is broken up in to helpful self-help chapters with easy to follow, useful tips. The part that made me a bit uncomfortable is the language Sincero uses about weightloss. Maybe I am projecting my own battles, but where she sees making less money than you are worth or procrastination as true obstacles to personal success, she seems to fling concerns about weight about as simple character flaws like lack of self-discipline and refers to excess weight as flab. Those are two of the examples I can recall at the moment, but there were enough aspersions in the book that what began for me as a journey along a lovely, empowering narrative ended with a sense of frustration that although Sincero understands much about what holds us back, she doesn't seem to have much empathy for people struggling with their weight.

  • Kat G

    Jen Sincero is my favorite self help author.

  • Lauren A

    I thought this was a great book, and that Jen delivered it exceptionally well! I love that many of her thoughts and beliefs come from “The Science of Getting Rich,” which is one of my favorite books, as well. I am inspired to become a badass.