Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence

I am not a fan of swear words, so I was going to skip my friend Amy Alkon’s latest book, Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence. Alkon and I agree on a lot, even though we are polar opposites in many things. (She swears. I don’t. I’m a church-going Mormon.She’s a cultural Jew who’s an atheist. I’m married with kids, and she’s single with a boyfriend.) But we both strongly believe that we are responsible for our own choices.

As I said, I planned to skip the book, but I listened to an interview Alkon gave where she shared a story of her life. Living in New York City in her early twenties, Alkon was always the first one there to help out a friend. She helped countless people move from one apartment to the next. When she needed to move she assumed everyone would help her, but not a single person did.

She came to the realization that the people she had helped weren’t really her friends and had simply taken advantage of her. She felt stuck as a loser–someone who couldn’t even get a bunch of people to help her pack. She decided to change, and she did. Her new book, she explained, tells the story of how she got unstuck and became a strong, confident woman that people would happily help move if she needed it.

To keep reading, click here: Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence

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  1. Basically the book is about learning how to pick your battles and when to say No to requests that effect our priorities. A true friend would never take advantage, only the fake ones.
    Sounds like an interesting book to read.

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