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You Do You by Sarah Knight Book Review

For those of you who don’t know, Sarah Knight is the author of two books, one being called “The life-changing magic of not giving a F**k” and the other, “Get your sh*t together” both of which I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. After reading both of these books, I found myself thinking why do I worry/concern myself with things that don’t really matter and so they changed my mindset a bit.

When I heard that Sarah had released a new book, “You Do You”, it was a no brainer, I had to read it if her content was a good as the previous two books. However, I think because both of the two previous books becoming best sellers, the price point was a little too high for me, so I had to save up for it and wait a little longer for me to be able to read it.

Sarah’s style of writing is very blunt and to the point. In “You do you”, she explores topics within her chapters such as “how to accept but ignore those people who have different opinions to you that tell you that you’re doing things wrong”, “how to prove those people who doubted what you were capable of wrong” and “how you can be selfish and not perfect without hurting anyone”. The book also has an underlying theme of asking “why do we let what other people expect hold us back”, which pops up throughout the book.

I will admit that I found “You do you” a little hard to get stuck into at the start, but about a quarter of the way through, it became much easier and I started to picture myself in some of those situations. For example, where I have done something because that’s what’s expected of me and not necessarily because its something I have wanted to do.

Overall, I think “You do you” is a book everyone should read because it really opens your mind and can change your mindset for the better. It can help you with confidence and hopefully allows you to achieve what your goals are and you can hopefully have a few laughs along the way too!

34 thoughts on “You Do You by Sarah Knight Book Review

  1. Hi Kelly, I’ve been looking for a new book of this type to read, so thanks so much for sharing this review. Based on your comments I think I’ll start with the earlier books by this author that you mention. I’m looking forward to reading them – next click will be Amazon.
    Thanks!
    Joan
    https://kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

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  2. I actually need blunt. Those are the self help books that actually help me. I also have certain friends I go to when I need that “slap to the face” type of honesty. I will look into these books. I could use some more reading.

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  3. I love the sound of this book! I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about Sarah Knight’s books and am really tempted to give one a read. I like that she encourages individuality and being yourself, this sounds like a brilliant book to boost confidence. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kelly – fab review! ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  4. I really want to read this book – so many times I do just a version of me, not the real authentic me and I want to stop doing that

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  5. Oooo I’ll have to look into this as I have the “Life changing magic” and the “Get your shit together journal” so I’m very intrigued.

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Stay wonderful!

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  6. I bought the one about not giving a f**k for my best friends birthday and it looked amazing! There series really does sound quite interesting. I really have to start reading more things like this.

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  7. My favourite authors are blunt ones. I love when they’re straight to the point and don’t walk on egg shells in front of the reader! I hate books that drag on so this sounds like the perfect one for me x

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  8. I would love to read this book, I think it would be really helpful for me because I do have a tendency to worry about what people think! I’ve heard of Sarah Knight’s other two books and have been meaning to read them too. This one is definitely going on my list too! x

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  9. I have read Sarah Knights books and I love them, the sheer honesty and daring attitude without hurting people is what I love about her. This review of her new book is amazing and I will love to read it. Thank you for sharing 💜

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  10. The titles alone had me convinced I needed to read all of her books. I already added them to my want to read list. Thank you for bringing these to my attention. Can’t wait to start reading.

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  11. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Sarah Knight and her books are always popping up on my Instagram feed 🙂 This sounds like a good one too, I think we could all do with learning not to listen to naysayers at the moment especially. Great review! X

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  12. I’ve heard great things about Sarah Knight’s books but I’m yet to read any! This one sounds great – think we can all do with a bit of that no nonsense tough love that she sounds like she gives! xxx

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  13. I haven’t read any of Sarah’s books yet, not because I haven’t wanted to but simply because time for reading is so limited these days.

    I might see if I can get hold of them from Amazon, hopefully it’ll inspire me to get reading x

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  14. I’m yet to read her books! But I REALLY want to get started and have added them to my birthday list.

    I like the sound of this one, and I think the blunt approach might be what I need! Haha.

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  15. I don’t think I’ve read any of her books but this one sounds the best to me! Especially since I do also find myself doing things expected of me that I don’t necessarily want to do.

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