You Are a Badass and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$10.16
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.00
  • Save: $5.84 (37%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Paperback – April 23, 2013


See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.16
$8.51 $8.51

Frequently Bought Together

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life + 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS-Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve
Price for both: $21.12

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; 1 edition (April 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762447699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762447695
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Sincero (Don't Sleep With Your Drummer) brings a fun, feminine verve to now well-tread self-help tropes… The tone is far more feisty than academic, and there's humor on every page, all of which is exactly what her intended audience most needs"
—Publishers Weekly online

“Author and success coach Jen Sincero takes the self-help book to another level with her cutthroat humor and in-your-face attitude. …The 27 thoughtful, well-written chapters are worth it—by the time you finish the book, you will understand the secrets to a life you deserve and how awesome you really are at controlling the outcome of your life. In other words, you’ll realize how much of a BAMF you really are!”
— Albuquerque’s Weekly Alibi

“Sincero has probably written the most entertaining self-help book many readers will ever get in their hands on…. Reading this book was like talking to a best friend – the one that will tell you like it is no matter the circumstances and that forces you to think outside the box.”
—The State Hornet, California State University, Sacramento campus paper

About the Author

Jen Sincero is a Bestselling author and success coach who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her private sessions, public appearances, newsletters, products and books. She's spoken on stages all over the world and has coached full-on super heroes, helping her clients build their dream businesses, become NY Times Bestselling authors, navigate million dollar business deals, find their soul mates and forgive their bitchy mothers who they now realize were doing the best they could. Her other books include the semi-autobiographical novel, Don't Sleep With Your Drummer, and the National Bestseller,The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping With Chicks. Jen's work has been featured in media outlets all over the world, including Interview Magazine, The Howard Stern Show, Allure, Comedy Central's "Musical Shorts," German Cosmo, Bust, Playboy Magazine/TV, The Village Voice, The NY Post and the LA Times.  

In 2011 Jen bid her home in California farewell to travel the world indefinitely and encourage as many people as possible to live lives of unbridled awesomeness.

More About the Author

Jen Sincero is a Bestselling author, success coach and motivational cattle prod who gave up her home in California in early 2011 to travel the world indefinitely and encourage people to live lives of unbridled awesomenes.

Over the years, Jen has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her private sessions, public appearances, newsletters and books such as, "You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life". She's spoken on stages all over the world and has helped her clients build their dream businesses, become NY Times Bestselling authors, navigate million dollar business deals, find their soul mates and forgive their bitchy mothers who they now realize were doing the best they could. Jen has run her business from all corners of the globe and is really sick of writing in the third person.

I got my first real job, one that didn't involve wearing a hairnet or bending over the hood of a wet car with a towel in my hand, in the early 90′s working for CBS Records. While there I started my first of several rock bands and eventually wrote my first book, the semi-autobiographical novel, "Don't Sleep With Your Drummer."

When my plans to become a world-famous rockstar didn't pan out, I decided to try being a lesbian instead, didn't pull that off either, and wrote my second book, the national Bestseller "The Straight Girl's Guide To Sleeping With Chicks".

My hope is that by speaking, coaching and writing about all the things that make me excited to be spinning around on this planet of ours, I'll inspire you to recognize, and pursue, whatever it is that floats your banana, to tap into your own little badass, to be you times two, large and in charge, huge like The Nuge.

Related Media


Customer Reviews

Author is funny & makes the book very is interesting.
Pen Name
I have read this book, so I wanted to get the CD too, so I could listen to it in my car. i have also bought copies for my friends.
cn
I really needed this, at a time when I really want to make some changes and do what I really love!
A. North

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By In My Opinion2! on April 29, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is one of the funniest, enlighting, and inspiring self-help books that I've ever read - and I've read hundreds of them.

The language used in the book is direct and often coarse, but the message goes directly to the heart and is highly motivating.

Some parts made me laugh, some parts ticked me off, and all of it made me look at my life with a renewed perspective.

If you've read a lot of self-help literature, you won't find much in this book that you haven't heard before, but Sincero has such a funny, powerful, and personal writing voice that it will make you remember that you are, deep down, a total badass!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Karen Dobkins on April 24, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
this book is a must read. it makes learning how to manifest your greatness as straightforward as reading a healthy cookbook. The simple idea is "what you think about you bring about". Live your life like you already have all you need and desire. Stop worrying because worrying is like praying for bad things to happen. The idea about this choice is so elegantly laid down by Jen for the reader to chew on. It's also told with so much love and humor, I felt like Jen was talking to me directly. There were chapters that had me going back and forth between laughing and crying. It was really just amazing!!! If you've ever read any Wayne Dyer, it's similar to that theme, with the the addition of humor to keep it light and very very readable. Great book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
199 of 261 people found the following review helpful By Nabeel on August 19, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have read a lot of self-help books over the years. Normally, they contain cliched advice that you read and let go of it gets too hokey pokey. Still, some of the best advice is cliched and still important.

As one reviewer noted, this book seems largely oriented around the author pitching her life coaching session and praising herself. Most of the book is designed to teach you to constantly chase after things that are in many ways irresponsible(being irresponsible is not badass). The author, at one point, tells the reader to go into debt(I am not making this up). The terminology is sometimes amusing, but I found the ideas lacking and in many ways offensive. Here are a couple of problems that I noticed. I apologize in advance for any errors in my review, but I think readers should be aware of all the problems despite my inability to articular them well:

Manifestation-This is a common marketing tool that has historically resulted from the New Thought movement. It takes ideas of optimism and says that optimism and material thinking can turn them into material objects. The idea is that there is some sort of energy in the Universe(the author refers to it as Source Energy) that one can "match." Of course, there is no real proof of this. The positive imagery may help one maintain a positive attitude(scientifically people with positive attitudes do do better in the job market) but it will not manifest other objects. The New Thought movement comes out during the early 20th century and, to me, seems to be based on misinterpreting pragmatism. You can manifest ideals in your brain that effect your worldview(almost anyone knows this is true) but that does not lead to you being able to manifest money or food. It can also be dangerous.
Read more ›
16 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Susan Wolfe on June 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
Let me start by saying I am not a religious person. I might be spiritual at best, not even sure about that. You are a BadAss, is like my bible. Each time I pick the book up to read a new revelation smacks me in the face. Although Jen and I hardly know one another I can't help but feel the book was written specifically for, moi. Jen's stuff really makes sense. Love it! Love it! Love it! Thanks Jen Sincero.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Nomikoula on May 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
I just finished the "Badass" book and...well...WOW! I read a lot of "woo-woo" books and go to a lot of spiritual talks/seminars, but the Badass book was the perfect balance of spirituality, motivation, no-BS call-me-out kick in the arse realism, and perspective shifting storytelling. Also, it was a smooth read which allowed me to bring it on the train, into waiting rooms and even on my yoga mat before class! (Side note: I have a tough time with books that tell me to "make lists" and "pull out a sheet of paper" right then and there. It's always awkward given the location I'm reading my book in and I never get around to doing the tasks.)

Even though I LOVE Amazon, I stumbled into Barnes & Noble in Union Square NYC with a friend looking for some soul juice. Feeling a little frustrated with life having taken a few risks and being in a place of transition and growth, I needed a book that wouldn't repeat what I've already learned (but may not being doing, per se) but would KICK ME IN THE ARSE and wake up. Because sometimes you need a kick in the arse to pull out your inner badass.

Two pages in Jen Sincero's words flipped my perspective. And it just kept getting better and better. It was like all the seminars, spiritual work, yogic philosophy I've done translated into people speak in a quick read. Definitely a book you can recommend to those not totally open to woo-woo stuff.

ps. the money section was MONEY!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By cluegirl on May 2, 2013
Format: Paperback
Jen Sincero has a way of relating to ANYONE about whatever issue keeps us from being our best. In a witty and genuine way, she pokes fun at our most painful roadblocks while at the same time she lets us know that we're completely normal because of them. A fantastic and funny read that will help anyone ungunk their path to achieving their dreams. Go Jen....Go Jen....Go Jen....!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews