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Summary

  • You know the key to having more energy has nothing to do with crystals and chakras...and everything to do with how much sleep you get.
  • You know that neglecting your friends will leave you destitute and lonely...but you're still too damn lazy to pick up your phone and get in touch.
  • You know you could get through your to-do list in half the time...yet you're still stalking your ex on Facebook.
  • You know you just need a kick up the backside...and that's what you'll find in this book.

Get a F*cking Grip is the self-help book for people who hate self-help, offering simple no-nonsense advice that you can implement into all areas of your life, allowing you to get on with everything you've always wanted to do. Learning how to get a f*cking grip is the key to taking back control of your life.

©2019 Matthew Kimberley (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Outstanding

This is simply an outstanding book. Matthew Kimberely reminds me of Stephen Fry with his delivery. His delivery is deadpan and had me in stitches with some of his analogies and delivery. The content itself struck a chord with me. The content is accurate and more people need to understand that you only have yourself to rely on. I will he listening again once i have danced around my flat naked a few more times 😂

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1970s thinking

Started out ok but as soon as it got to the "man up" section I gave up. It's such an old fashioned view that people should man up and not discuss problems with loved ones That shit is why suicide rates are so high.

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Delightful!

Most of the books with any derivative of 'fuck' in the title have had little to add to the general well-being of the person or world. This book, however, is refreshing, deliciously witty, at times sarcastic and laugh out loud funny but drives home many a great point. The author also narrates which adds to the enjoyment, it a short book, easily finished in a day whilst going about ones other business! Recommended if only for the wit.

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Dangerous for the gym!

Top notch story telling. Had me in fits with the dry humour. My cup of tea completely, however word to the wise a bit dangerous to listen to at the gym when messing around with weights. Also dropped the weights on my face from laughing 🙈👌👍

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Another funny anti-self help book

I seem to be listening to a lot of ant-self help books lately. I find them to be very entertaining. I usally never find that much I can actually use (one or two things), but they are very funny.

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This guy is desperate for people attention.

First of all I don't normally write reviews but by the time I reached the interlude. I had to remove it from my library and ask myself. What the hell have I been listening too. It got to a point where I started asking myself... feels like his mates wouldn't meet up with him at the pub so they can hear him rant about his life. I've heard better, The likes of Gary John Bishop. This audio book does in fact feel like a failed attempt to copy Gary JB. The title is ironic.

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Love it

Absolutely great first half. Lost me a bit on the money section. All in all a pretty delightful listen

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Bloody enjoyable!

Absolutely the easiest voice to listen to. So funny and witty and charming and really helpful. A great listen! Five stars all the way.

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Brilliant

Loved it. Did LOL on the bus which was amusing! Definitely some aspects I will incorporate into my life maybe not the singing at the top of my lungs though!

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really good

I've just finished listening to this and it's bloody brilliant!

It was just what I needed after finding myself in a bit of a life ditch 😆

It's actually a breath of fresh air and quite frankly a good laugh and a bit of a cringe albeit at myself.

Just the kick I needed at the moment, thank you

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  • 26-12-19

What Are you waiting for?!

Excellent book! Well written, funny at times and engaging. The author of this book is a world class entrepreneur, father and speaker.

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  • 11-10-21

I enjoyed this.

Enjoyed listening to it. Enjoyed writing it. Enjoyed recording the audiobook. Is this allowed? ;-)

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  • 10-03-21

Mixed feelings

The premise of the book is not to impart new knowledge, but to remind you of things you already know. This is made absolutely clear at the start of the book. In this respect, I felt the book performed well. However, I found some information oversimplified and I was still disappointed with the contents overall. The humour was enjoyable, but not nearly as entertaining as I thought it would be. I did like the bit in front of the mirror; I had a good laugh there.

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  • Mr. 456
  • 23-02-20

Get a F*cking Grip

Definitely made me laugh several times. The first half of the book was good and then it just trailed off. It's worth a listen for a chunk of it. However, there came a point where it got so simple and "dumbed down" that I lost interest and stop returning to the book, which led me to return it. I would give the author a try again, but I want him to focus on a single topic or two, so it doesn't sound like a string of blog posts. The chapters are short, which can be good, so you focus on a specific message, however, after a while it was like.... I could have read that from my facebook feed by my smart buddy after he had a couple of beers. Then again, I'm still a serious MFer aren't I? Seriously though the author is funny and I wish I could've finished and loved it. You're probably gonna laugh. The singing out load and wiggling you bits in front of a mirror made me chuckle just now.