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Publisher's Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You, a new No F--ks Given Guide to calming your anxiety and getting back up when life knocks you down. 

When bad things happen to good people, you don't need to be caught without a plan. Turns out, you can prepare for the unexpected. 

In Calm the F--k Down, best-selling author Sarah Knight offers a practical, customizable game plan for taking all bumps on the road of life in stride, no matter how big, small, absurd, or deeply real. From accidents to job loss, breakups to deaths in the family, or even the disappointment that your local grocery store has stopped carrying your favorite ice cream, a toolbox full of customizable tips, stories, and advice is your best armor against the crazy world we live in. 

In a nerve-wracking era, it's harder than ever to keep yourself together, but Sarah shows you just how to handle everything life throws at you. Told with her trademark irreverence and warmth, Calm the F--k Down is a call to action against paralysis and an emotional insurance policy for an uncertain future.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Sarah Knight (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Not for Me

I am no stranger to the use of foul language. However, the author's constant and repeated use of this type of language actually detracted from her message. Moreover, insofar as actually helpful information regarding coping strategies, this was either absent, or I missed this information entirely. Either way, this does not speak to the notion that this is a well-written book. I kept thinking that the book was written in a fashion quite similar to what one sees with so-called click-bait on the web. Keep on clicking (in this case listening), and I will start telling you how to manage stress and stressful situations. Unfortunately this was not even the case.

I did not find this book useful at all and in fact found the book itself annoying!

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LOVE IT!

I have bought all 4 of her books (audiobooks) and I really enjoy listening to them. I think the advise is good, practical and delivered in a fun way. I think Sarah has done a great job of being the narrator of her books as this makes the books even more enjoyable and gives it an extra personal touch! Listening to her audiobooks feels like listening to a friend giving you advise - there's some chuckles, laughs and eye rolling involved BUT also a few things to really think about and take to heart! Can't wait for the next book!

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Very Entertaining

I am not an overly anxious or stressed out person, but I recently experienced a level of anxiety I had never gone through before. This book is not for people who have a chronic or medical problem with anxiety. But it can help someone with periods of higher levels of stress who want to learn to deal with it in a concrete step-by-step method kind of way.

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useful and entertaining

I absolutely love it, having anxiety and worries myself, I found this book extremely useful, gave me some news tools to help keep myself calm. plus I love how she is blunt and the swearing just makes it a more easy going book. definitely recommend listening to it

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finally down to earth solutions and coping skills

absolutely loved it no-nonsense approach with real life based coping skills for real life problems or not problems. though I'm not a pro I am finding what easier to get through the day everyday

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Loved it

Loved this book. It was funny and on point. Good solid task oriented to-dos for support.

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Brutally Honest and Hilarious!!!

Anxiety is a hard card to be dealt but Knight does a FANTASTIC job of keeping things light while addressing real issues with real solutions.

10/10 suggest you give it a read!

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Sarah made big changes most of us can't afford

Sarah had a funny delivery and kept me entertained, but I wouldn't say I have transformed as a person.

Her premise is simple: when you get wound up - calm the F down. What she will also tell you is she lives in the Caribbean and leads a much different life than the average North America. I'm not faulting her, just re-iterating that it's hard to relate to someone on island time when deadlines are real and stress cannot be avoided.

Honestly, it was funny and one of the more common sense self-help books I've heard - just don't expect to come out the other end a brand new person.

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Excellent delivery!

Sarah Knight nails the delivery of this anxiety self help book. She certainly helped me to calm the f*** down in a time when I desperately needed guidance and help for my anxious ruminating.

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Des exemples concrets

Avec le ton humoristique et dédramatisant qu'on lui connaît, Sarah Knight partage sa sagesse cette fois en utilisant une tonne d'exemples pratiques. Si vous aimez le genre, vous allez adorer!

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  • Michael Nebel
  • 2019-06-22

Waste of time

It’s not helpful. It’s just stories about her misfortunes and about her adventures that get in the way of her drinking.
Greatly disappointing.
And truly what was the point of the book? Except her trying to sell her other books by constantly referring to them?

Just do yourself a favor and don’t.

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  • Greg Giesen
  • 2019-06-04

Cute but lacks substance

I tried to listen to the whole book. I really did. Unfortunately, behind the sarcasm, humor, cute and self-promotional comments that make up most of this book, the simplistic advice that was left was just that, simplistic. This style of the author would make a great and entertaining keynote but that’s about it. Thumbs down from me.

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  • Brandi S
  • 2019-01-04

Highly enjoyed this book

This book is reasonable and pragmatic in approach. I had a series of major blows in 2018 including injury, relationship, and career that left me often waking in the middle of the night with panic attacks. I found this book very helpful in reclaiming perspective and refocusing my energies in productive ways. Crating my emuppies has become one of my go to lines. And categorizing my storms has been one of the most helpful tactics so far. Sarah is a funny lady. I’ve found myself laughing out loud several times throughout the book. I enjoyed this book so much I decided to grab another by her.

I noticed another review mentioned that she slams Trump. I agree political jabs in either direction have grown old, but she might have a total of 3 witty, quick, sentences about him in the entire book, easily dismissive for the greater content! It really does not have a political undertone to it at all so don’t let that dissuade you.

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  • Rebecca F. Broznick
  • 2019-01-06

Sarah Knight is a Treasure

This is the fourth audiobook of Sarah’s that I have listened to. Her books are like visiting a good friend you haven’t seen in a while. Her books are helpful and inspiring - and I LOVE that she swears. I even appreciate it. I love her books - this one came at a time I really needed it. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Liz
  • 2021-05-01

call it what you want

I just could not continue taking advice from someone who is overreacting about petty things in her vacation style life on a tropical island. I have more serious struggles.

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  • Bryant White
  • 2019-07-06

Genuinely helpful

This book was genuinely helpful, I like the casual listening style of this book and the comedic approach also. As I made it to about the middle of the book there were certain things that really did help me release past stresses and worries and also current worries,so along with being funny this book is actually helpful in terms of accomplishing what it is designed to do which is to give you a new way of looking at issues worries and problems. I definitely recommend the listen and read.

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  • Alexandria
  • 2019-09-05

best series ever for adult life

loved it, Sarah Knight books have given me a better way of dealing with my adult life.

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  • Annie Hayden
  • 2019-10-01

Dont waste your time...

Overly simple with spurts of cute bad language and a catchy title. Could not even finish this. Cute marketing at its best but no meat on the pages.

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  • Roberto Arias
  • 2019-07-11

F**k F**K F**k

Seems like the author only learned how to swear up and down and all around. This F**king book f**king sucks.

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  • Angie
  • 2022-03-11

Just what I was looking for!

I hate most audio books because they’re read in such a passive voice but Sarah was funny and engaging and I was actually interested in listening to it. I thought her advice was very helpful and I learned a lot about my anxious habits and how to improve them. I’d definitely recommend this one!