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LETTING GO: How You Can Heal Your Hurt, Love Your Body and Transform Your Life

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Life doesn’t need to be a struggle. Letting go is the strongest thing I’ve ever done…

‘A practical and heartfelt guide to healing for anyone who has suffered from low self-esteem, a lack of confidence, or disordered eating. Woolf writes with intelligence, wisdom and compassion for a generation of women battling an enduring media onslaught of perfectionism. The fightback co
Paperback, 356 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by Summersdale Publishers (first published January 30th 2015)
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May 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
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I received this as a free book through Goodreads First Reads.

Although accepting that this book has been written by someone who has gone through various problems during her life one of the first things that is told about is a retreat in France, yes this helped the author but many reading this will not have the money to be able to undertake such a venture so I personally feel that it is totally irrelevant and of no help to others. Yes maybe you can use some of the techniques used but its difficult
Jessica Shelley
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
I read this book for the '52 around the year' book group challenge. This weeks challenge was 'Read a book set in a different continent'. Letting Go is a book set in a French yoga retreat. I found this book super insightful on how to let go of your fears and worries. I think it's a book that will speak to everyone in some form of way. Very inspiring and motivating.
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emma Woolf is probably best known for writing about overcoming eating disorders. This book is no exception, and definitely discusses ways to be more body positive and healthy is eating habits. However, it is also more about that - about exercise, relationships, fertility, and how society views women. Woolf writes in a relatable and semi-confessional style that makes reading easy to understand and quick to read. This was a great book to work on worrying less and accepting all the different areas ...more
Alyce Hunt
I adored 'An Apple a Day', and was expecting more of the same: a confessional memoir with a narrative weaved throughout. Instead, 'Letting Go' is a self-help book filled with advice on how to let go of various things. It's a bit disjointed, throwing you from place to place, and Emma's references from her own life aren't told in a chronological fashion.
I would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't already read one of Emma's books in the past, but it wasn't at all what I was expecting.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it liked it
I like the fact that Emma talks from personal experience. Its a light book and i found some parts funny. Although I must say I have learned a few things from this book, like the art of really letting go, I felt like I was reading a group of random magazine articles. I didn't mind some of them because they interested me, but others were way off-topic.
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Thank you, Emma Woolf and Summersdale, for the opportunity to read your book.

I'm not sure I'm the target audience for this book, but that doesn't discount its quality. Emma Woolf is a very good writer and this book was very easy to read and connect with. I'd say it reads more like a memoir than a self-help book, which isn't the impression I get from the blurb underneath the title. However, Emma Woolf does make some very good points whic
Milly Paris
Feb 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I've never been a massive fan of self help books. I've always found that they came across as patronising and that they just stated the obvious. However, recently I've been finding many things from my past that have been negatively affecting me and that I haven't been able to get over, so when I saw this book, I impulse bought it. This book is part self-help, part memoir. I really love Emma Woolf's writing style and some bits genuinely made me tear up. Granted, all the spirituality/retreat sectio ...more
Wilde Sky
May 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm not really sure how to describe this book - it appears to a random set of ideas / thoughts on how to cope with the modern world.

I found a few bits of this book interesting but overall it read like a series of magazine articles.

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Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A down to earth, honest book about Emma Woolf's own experiences and what has helped her in her recovery from anorexia.
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