Buy Yourself The Fucking Lilies Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About: Tara Shuster gives some tips on things that worked for her to help her condition her life and give herself a healthier mindset. She calls it reparenting herself. She also gives many examples and recommendations.


Narration: Shuster herself narrated the book. Her narration was heavenly. I loved it!!!


Recommend: I very much recommend this book. I plan on going back and reading it and taking notes. I also plan on attempting quite a few of the habits she recommends. Journal writing, letters to my past loves, etc.

Quotes:

It’s exhausting—and, it turns out, impossible—to try to manage other people’s judgments.

No one cares. No one is watching you.

It turns out you can’t command the perceptions of others, and the more you try, the more you risk losing your own sense of self-worth and alienating people. It took decades of running myself ragged trying to gain acceptance from others for me to learn a fundamental truth I would now like to share with you: No one cares. No one is watching you. No one is tallying the total of your decisions, judging you from afar. They are not doing this because they are too worried about themselves. They are making all kinds of judgments about their own lives and worries, and I love you very much, but they are just not thinking about you right now.

For you, I see something grander: I see a life that you consciously live. That you curate and cultivate and create for yourself, a life in which you are self-aware AF, grateful for the luck that you are here at all, a life in which you love and also let yourself be loved. I see you engaged to your life, holding it firmly yet tenderly by the hand like it’s your soulmate, bringing it in for the deepest of make-out seshes. I see you feeling up your life in the most passionate of embraces. That is what I see for you.

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