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253 Steps to Becoming an Anti-It Girl
Written by: Celeste Barber
Narrated by: Celeste Barber
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This Audible Exclusive Edition includes new content straight from Celeste! She joined Audible in the recording studio and delivered raw, hilarious, and utterly classic-Celeste moments on everything from the favorite parts of her book to the differences between Australians and Americans, and, most important, why Tim Tams are everything. 

“Prepare to laugh.” (Reese Witherspoon) 

From funny woman, Instagram star, and international comedy sensation Celeste Barber, Challenge Accepted! is a raucous, hilarious, and outspoken guide to life, unwanted gas, and how to rock a sexy scar. 

Part memoir, part comedy routine, part advice manual, Challenge Accepted! is Celeste at her best, revealing her secrets to love, friendship, family, and marriage (oh hai, #hothusband), and how to deal with life’s many challenges - why she checks the bath for sharks, how Nutella quite literally shaped who she is as a woman, and why being famous on Instagram is like being rich in Monopoly. It’s real, like totally, really real. 

©2018 Celeste Barber (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia; 2019 Audible, Inc.

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Yasss LOVED IT!!!

loved her, loved the book, buy it...do it. No really do it!
I couldn't stop listening and laughing and loved learning more about celeste

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It is real!

Loved it. Down to earth and funny. A nice reminder of my too short trip to Auz.

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Fantastic suggestion!

Honestly I didn't know who Celeste Barber was but the book looked interesting and it was always being recommended...so I figured why not? If it's garbage...trade it back.
Well I'm in love! What a wonderful book and person with such passion and truth. The accent is great to listen to as well!

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Hadn't heard of her before this fabulous book!

I enjoyed everything about this book! I can't wait for something else from her! Very honest and funny and sooo interesting too. Loved it!

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Amazing and Funny

Celeste is hilarious. A must listen to if you need something light, funny, and honest.

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Couldn’t stop listening !

Absolutely loved this book! Her funny side of some sad situations was amazing!!! Please write another one!

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Too much

Struggling to get into it..loud and not what I expected...
Not my brand of funny

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funny, heartwarming, feel good book

I've been a huge fan of Celeste for a long time and I was so glad about this book. it made me laugh a ton and let me get to know her a little bit more on an intimate level. I did take off one star because the end got really boring...lol

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Awesome Book

This is a hilarious book with lots of thoughtful and relevant moments. It was especially fun to listen to for someone who has visited australia and appreciates the cultural references.

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Challenge fulfilled

Celeste Barber’s book is absolutely wonderful. I laughed, I cried, I snorted while laughing and crying. Must read or listen for all who don’t want to take life so seriously and who value the little things in life. Love you, Celeste! Keep doing you!

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  • Chicago_Mama
  • 2019-05-30

Prepare to crack up in the grocery store

Listened while folding laundry, running errands, grocery shopping and working in my yard. Frequently found myself unable to suppress my laughter in public. More than ounce loudly cackled and received an odd look from a neighbor or fellow shopper. Will re-read and have already recommended to friends. Moms, wives, sisters, daughters, drama students, folks who like food and/or people w a sense of humor will enjoy.

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  • Kala
  • 2019-09-18

Love!!!

This book is the funniest most real thing I’ve read/heard in a long time. Celeste Barber is hilarious and I’m so glad she reads the book herself. I don’t think you really get the full affect unless you hear her! I’m usually not into listening to bios or memoirs..I like fiction, but I’m so glad I gave this a shot!

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  • Emma
  • 2019-12-20

Great story and very real stuff.... I like it

There are so many parts of this book that I really liked. I really love that the author is narrating , it is engaging and her voice gives a better representation of what is being read.

We are constantly bombarded with all kinds of ideas that should make complete sense but doesn’t always work, she gives an example of that which I identify with, the breast feeding situation. I too wanted to breastfeed my kids but it didn’t work out, the sad part was that the professionals around me couldn’t recognize or tell me that sometimes it doesn’t work, so I was just pushing to make it work while my baby was basically starving. It is sad that the “natural and best” for baby idea doesn’t leave room for errors and we ( mom who can’t breastfeed) are left felling guilty.

Back with the book, it was also very nice to learn about Celeste’s life , she has a special and funny way of telling things , even the more dramatic stuff. I enjoyed and laughed listening to her point of views.
Celeste if you ever read this, I love your contents, specially the Instagram pictures, I show them ( the not explicit ones) to my daughters ( 6yo and 8yo) when one of them was miserably sick waiting to see the doctor and you made their day a much brighter one. They have been imitating you and the songs and dances ever since. It is very refreshing how you show the other side of life compared to the perfect sexy looking stuff we are visually feed everyday , my kids like it real. The Instagram video on airplane with your kids, my daughters loved it, they were like : yep, that’s how it goes, the video of you modeling with a nice dress at home passing by your boys and they are playing and a ball hits your head, my daughters loved it.... it is so real and so hilarious. God Bless you and your family with much health and great life, thanks for sharing your gifts to the world ( gifts, I mean, your talent). Xoxo

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  • Anonymous
  • 2019-05-22

Hysterical

Absolutely adored the book. I’ve been following Celeste on Instagram for a while & she is always a bright spot in what can be a cesspool of awfulness.

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  • NW WA
  • 2019-06-22

It wasn’t what I thought

It’s a very good book. Perfect for those with a short attention span as chapters are short and can be read out of order. The book is full of Celeste’s humor but it’s not a comedy. Interesting woman.

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  • MiM R.
  • 2019-11-12

The best book and narrative ever

I enjoyed every single moment of listening to this book. It's so funny but also meaningful.
I fully recommend!

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  • Curious Cat Curios
  • 2019-07-26

Love Celeste

Enjoyed the whole book from page 1 to the extra bits. She's got amazing mind and she's my kind of feminists. Love Celeste

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  • andi
  • 2019-10-24

An absolutely gorgeous story teller!

Celeste Barber is at all once funny, witty, smart, and touching. I related to so much of what she said - and laughed so hard - I’m having a second listen. It was a real treat to enjoy Celeste narrating the book herself. (PS - I may never again say Tom Ford without adding his “middle name”)

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  • Mking110
  • 2020-01-16

unbelievable joy and happiness

I can't even begin to express how much I loved this book. I almost bought the ebook to read but I am so glad I decided to go with the audible version instead. Listening to Celeste read her book with all the inflection only she can do made it worth it. Then if course there's the accent - FABULOUS! I went through all the emotions you hope to go through, happy, joyful, sad, angry, and of course I laughed my a** off. I mean out loud so people around me look at me strange, out loud. You will not regret a single second of listening.

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  • shtm
  • 2019-07-17

Laughed my a** off!!!

The whole book was a wonderful read. I loved every story of Celeste Barber life. I literally laughed my ass off no matter where I was listening. Hope you know what I mean.

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