This messy magnificent life : a field guide

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Lamott, Anne, writer of introduction.
New York : Scribner, 2018.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
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xv, 202 pages ; 22 cm
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 158.1082 ROTH 2018


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From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people’s criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred—how and what she ate—she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false. When her struggle with food ended—and didn’t change anything except the size of her thighs—she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself—that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up what Geneen calls "the Me Project," and finding the freedom, peace and power that await us just beyond it.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Roth, G., & Lamott, A. (2018). This messy magnificent life: a field guide (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roth, Geneen and Anne, Lamott. 2018. This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roth, Geneen and Anne, Lamott. This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide New York: Scribner, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Roth, Geneen,, and Anne Lamott. This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2018.

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