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Help Me

My Perfectly Disastrous Journey Through the World of Self-Help
Written by: Marianne Power
Narrated by: Marianne Power
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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A hilarious and heartwarming rampage through the world of self-care

Marianne Power was a self-help junkie. For years she lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guide after definitive guide on how to live your best life. Yet one day she woke up to find that the life she dreamed of and the life she was living were not miles but continents apart. So she set out to make a change. Or, actually, to make every change.

Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive perfect life - the one without debt, anxiety, hangovers, or Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town with perfect teeth to meet the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams - lay in the pages of those books. So for a year she vowed to test a book a month, following its advice to the letter, taking the surest road she knew to a perfect Marianne.

As her year-long plan turned into a demented roller coaster where everything she knew was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better?

©2018 Marianne Power (P)2018 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Amazing!

Book was fantastic I finished it in three (3) different sessions. I love to listen to audible books while commuting to and from my work. I couldn't stopped listening, from doing the dishes going to the gym... I listened. Thank you for the fantastic outlook on life and on how some people view it comparison to others.

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What a great “read”

Love, love love the audiobook! The fact that she reads it makes so much more authentic!
It’s entertaining, hearth warming and so real!!!
I’m going to listen to it again and again!!
Everybody who reads self help books should “read” listen to this!!!!
Marianne you are fantastic!!!!

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A must read for self help lover's

I knew it was going to be a great read...it ended up an amazing read. One that I will read/listen to more than once. It's funny, heartfelt, raw and real.

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Not a self-help book

This is not a self-help. It is a very funny, entertaining laugh at ourselves (those of us the read/listen to self-help books. I had read and done many of the things in the book and could totally relate to her stories.

I was laughing out loud all the way through.

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Great Read!

Perfect balance between humour, self deprecation and vulnerability. I loved walking with Marianne on her journey, through all of the ups and downs, funny moments, sad, heartwarming and everything in between.

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great story!

this book was funny yet real... I really enjoyed how she was honest with how her life imploded and how before she could find self love she had to fully discover self hate. it's a story we all could tell but are afraid to admit!

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Eye opening

Although this was a bit of a struggle at times because it seemed to be a diary monologue of depression- it did help me appreciate where I am and to look at the positive in everything and especially myself! There is not a soul out there that can give us better answers - we just have to stop beating ourselves up and appreciate what is in front of us! I did cheer Maryanne to the end and was happy that she never gave up!

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great story

really liked how the author read her story. very relatable to how she deals with situations

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End of self help

I admit to being a self help junkie, and have attended a Tony Robbins event in my quest to be a better, more productive, happier person. I too have driven people bits in my quest for perfection, and have not had any significant improvement of quality of life. I’ve read some of the books the author talks about on this journey, and I have to say that this book completely changed my view. Marianne was entertaining (especially the chapter on The Secret), honest, and heartfelt throughout the book and the biggest take away was that we all need to be thankful for what we have instead of thinking about what we don’t have. Best self help book I’ve ever come across and would highly recommend to everyone
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Don’t miss it!

I really loved her journey. Couldn’t stop laughing, Marianne is very spontaneous and fun! And couldn’t wait to jump to the next page to know what’s next!

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really enjoyed this book!

I thought this book was really great! Very insightful, interesting and honest, and I enjoyed the writing style... I also really liked the narration, I couldn't stop listening. thank you!