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A New York Times best seller

An entertaining, humorous, and inspirational memoir by the founder and chief creative officer of the multimillion-dollar lifestyle brand ban.do, who "has become a hero among women (and likely some men too) who struggle with mental health" (Forbes).

After graduating from college, Jen Gotch was living with her parents, heartbroken and lost, when she became convinced that her skin had turned green. Hallucinating that she looked like Shrek was terrifying, but it led to her first diagnosis and the start of a journey towards self-awareness, acceptance, success, and ultimately, joy.

With humor and candor, Gotch shares the empowering story of her unlikely path to becoming the creator and CCO of a multimillion-dollar brand. From her childhood in Florida where her early struggles with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, and ADD were misdiagnosed, to her winding career path as a waitress, photographer, food stylist, and finally, accidental entrepreneur, she illuminates how embracing her flaws and understanding the influence of mental illness on her creativity actually led to her greatest successes in business and life.

Hilarious, hyper-relatable, and filled with fascinating insights and hard-won wisdom on everything from why it’s okay to cry at work to the myth of busyness and perfection to the emotional rating system she uses every day, Gotch’s inspirational memoir dares listeners to live each day with hope, optimism, kindness, and humor.

©2020 Jen Gotch (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Maria F. Gomez
  • 2020/04/05

My bipolar sister

I have a bipolar sister and it helps understanding how their brain works. It is hard for them with their mental issues but it is also hard for the people around them. We are trying our best and it helps to see the other side. I recommended the book to her...I hope she reads it too. Thank you.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Becky
  • 2020/03/26

Highly recommend

I finished this in two days. Jen is honest, insightful, funny and deeply empathetic. I really appreciated her vulnerability with her mental health journey. It helped me better understand it for those I know and love. I found this to be deeply edifying, and I finished the book eager to pay closer attention to my emotions (hello, Emotional Rating System!) and be a shining bright star with my own journey, as Jen is with hers. Whether or not managing your mental health is top of mind, there is so much to glean from this book. Plus it's fun to listen to. Thank you for writing it, Jen!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Melanie
  • 2020/03/24

Excellent book!

I loved this book, I’ve followed Jen Gotch for years and I have followed her struggles and successes. She is an inspiration for entrepreneurs and those with mental health issues, shedding light on an often difficult topic. Jen shows how managing everything is possible. I have always appreciated her candidness and this book brings out a much more in-depth look at her life’s story.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Julie
  • 2020/05/29

Not for me

I had a really hard time finishing this book. I thought it would give me a better outlook on mental health but I just couldn’t connect with her writing. I’ve read way better books on the topic.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Leigha Weatherford
  • 2020/08/24

Must read - better understanding of mental health

Randomly selected this book know nothing about it. From the first chapter to the last, I was and am grateful I chose this book. Each chapter was like reading about my sister. This book isn't only helpful to those with mental health but also helpful and enlightening to those for who grew up struggling to understand why their sibling had so many issues and how we can better help them. My sister was diagnosed early but still never received the best help. I now know how to be more understanding each day with her. Thanks Jen Gotch.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    1 out of 5 stars
  • pink4tuesday
  • 2020/07/18

lacking self-awareness

holy smokes... this is some entitled white people stuff. I can't imagine the lack of self-awareness required in the author and publisher where someone writes this and says "yeah, tons of people can relate to this. We should publish it."

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    4 out of 5 stars
  • LaryssaGreen
  • 2020/07/02

Mental health in a somewhat fun way.

I liked this book, although at times I had trouble fully connecting. I felt this booked shined light on mental health and helped gain knowledge of steps that can be taken, and helped realize areas of life that maybe hit closer to home then once thought. It was interesting and had some humor.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KenMere
  • 2020/06/03

THIS IS A MUST READ!!!

Jen Gotch gives you the real, raw emotions of real life — and what’s even better is that she’s publicly vulnerable and sharing that even after this book she is struggling. This is what real life and real hope looks like.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Diamond Dalmatian
  • 2020/05/22

This book was so relatable!

I could not stop listening. The author reminded me so much of my self. Well Done!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2020/05/22

SHINE THE LIGHT!

This book is a breath of fresh air and shows strength in tackling some very difficult life issues. Jen Gotch shines light on a topic that far too many have trouble confronting and discussing. Her humor and grace eases the reader into confronting their own ideas of mental health and how to address it not only in others, but in ourselves as well. Gotch is magnificent!