Sh*t I Say To Myself is a self-help guide written by psychotherapist Katie Krimer regarding how to break up with a toxic mindset. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, the author provides the reader with techniques of letting go of negative thoughts and moving forward with positivity and confidence. This is a straight forward approach to improving one self and provided individuals with tools to remove the toxicity. It is approachable and broken down in a way that is easy for a “common” person to understand.
Personally, I really enjoyed the authors snarky approach to the topic. She uses approachable language and examples from her own life. She refers to herself as a former negative thinker and expresses how much better she feels without the toxicity. There are 40 main points that are focused on and several organigrams are used for visual reference. These diagrams are helpful and would be a good ting to post for helpful reminders.
The 40 main points are each broken down into small categories and short chapters. Each chapter has an example of the negative thought and how to remove it from your life. I found this guide to be an easy but also a bit repetitive. Due to the repetitiveness, it did take me a while to finish reading. I just kept drifting in and out of the desire to read it.
Sh*t I Say To Myself uses a proven professional technique in a way that is easy and understandable. The way Katie Krimer talks about herself and her negative mind is relatable. I believe there is a target audience of younger readers (age 20 to 30) but there is something for anyone to pick up. The tone however will not be for all readers. It is blunt, uses swearing to describe things, and also uses slang that may not be recognizable by older generations. The tone may be blunt but, it is still supportive and encouraging to the reader. It is set up to help the reader and remove the toxicity for their lives.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**