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3.68  ·  Rating details ·  10,584 ratings  ·  1,044 reviews
Get your sh*t together van Sarah Knight gaat over uitvinden waar je wel f*cks om wil geven, de kracht van negatief denken, minder uitgeven en meer besparen, je angsten managen, tools om je sh*t op orde te krijgen, een einde aan de bullshitcyclus maken, vermijdingsgedrag voorkomen en megaveel andere goeie sh*t. Een krachtige, grappig geschreven, nuttige gids om eindelijk je ...more
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published July 1st 2017 by Kosmos Uitgevers (first published December 27th 2016)
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Heidi The Reader
Knight is an acquired taste, but I generally enjoyed Get Your Sh*t Together. Her self help books are full of useful tips, profanity, and irreverent humor so don't pick this title up if you're easily offended. If you know someone who seriously needs to get their you-know-what together, this could be the title you've been waiting for!

Knight keeps it real from the first page: "(This book) is more of a let-me-help-you-help-yourself-help book, with "me" here to "help" when your "self" gets in the way
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Laura
May 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Another TRULY terrible book from Sarah Knight. Kicking myself at having wasted £12.99 on this absolute trash.

The introduction goes on for about 13 pages. The first chapter then regurgitates the introduction in slightly different wording. The second chapter paraphrases the first chapter, and so on. The book is padded out SO much, it's unbelievablable.

The first bit of practical advice was as follows, as to how to 'get your shit together' on p30:

1. Set a goal
2. Set aside time to complete the goal
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Noah Nichols
This insubstantial book would've been a lot more enjoyable if the author could have refrained from being an overbearing and self-centered blowhole. As it stands, this typical "effort" comes off as a rushed one and Knight rambles on and on about herself (we get it; you're successful) to the point of distracting annoyance. There are better options out there. Two stars—I guess—for not being broken. Whatever. People like Sarah Knight are laughable...throwaway fads; needlessly cussing to try and be e ...more
Sara Dahabović
"Also, unlike many traditional self-help authors, I am going to use the word sh_t 332 times (including several shitmanteaus of my own invention), so please do not go on Amazon saying you were expecting sunshine and kittens and got shitstorms and shittens." LOL
Victoria
Apr 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like the author tried way too hard to be funny.
Elishea Khan
Jan 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So shit I couldn't finish it.
Raluca
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
To achieve the advice in the title, you must have an overarching goal, split it into smaller, manageable tasks, and go through them one at a time, in order of priority and urgence. If your to do list is still too crowded, consider which things you can abandon and which you can delegate, for a fee if necessary. There. I saved you 300 pages of repetition and one exaggerated chipmunk analogy. You're welcome.
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Jul 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: july-2020
I'll save you guys money and time you would have spent on this book and summarize Sarah's self-help book.

BIG TASK = BREAK THE TASK INTO SMALL PIECES

Examples:

Big renovation project? = BREAK THE TASK INTO SMALL PIECES
Want to find a new job? = BREAK THE TASK INTO SMALL PIECES

Other advice includes: SPEND MONEY ON PROFESSIONAL HELP IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME TO DO IT YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO - perfect for people who have money to fix problems :)

MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS? = I'm not a therapi
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Joy
I read Sarah Knights first book and loved it and this is terrific too! I will write more about it soon!

Here are some of my favorite parts of this book -

Sarah's advice about being the best partner you can be. She talks about having a relationship relay to see "who can be nicer, more helpful, or more loving on any given day."

I also like the section titled Selfish is not a four-letter word. "You can't give of yourself to others if there's nothing left of yourself to give." "Happiness is a goal in
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Laura Rash
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As with The Life-changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck, Sarah Knight manages to convey an important message with wit & personality like no other! With both of these books it's about getting control of your life. It's in your hands but you can start small & learn to control the steam roller of everyday life before it crushes you. With these helpful tips that had me snort laughing out loud you get a better view of the big picture. Flow charts don't hurt either.

Thanks to Sarah & Little Brown for thi
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Desirae
Aug 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book tries to hide the fact that it is rehashing the same old, same old self-help tropes by using profanity and very outdated pop references. I have to admit that I am kind of in shocked that this book has been rated so high when there are so many other better books currently out there.
✰ Liz ✰
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction

I enjoyed another book full of wisdom by Sarah Knight. This book focuses on how to organize your life and not allow yourself to become overwhelmed. I truly enjoyed the read and highly recommend it to anyone looking for help with getting your shit together!

*I listened to the audio version of this book.

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Sorento62
The best part of this book is the repeated encouragement to not give a f*ck about things that aren't truly important or that you really don't have time for. Other than that it is mostly the mechanics of goal setting and following through on working toward a goal, pretty elementary stuff. If it were that easy, there wouldn't be so many books about it.
I think the problem is that the author has no difficulty driving herself to complete a goal once she sets herself to it. She burned herself out by
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britt_brooke
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Alert! I’m on f*ck overload. No, it’s not as fun as it sounds. 🙃 I give way too many f*cks, often about things that really aren’t all that important. Hilarious and frank, Sarah Knight has encouraged me in a way that the self-aggrandizing Rachel Hollis could never. This book about prioritizing is exactly what I needed while in the midst home renovation. I haven’t read her other books yet, but I will! And I have to say the foul language works for me.
Emma Sea
Enjoyed this so much I might buy her first one, even though, like this, it's not available for Kindle in New Zealand.
Laura Sandonato
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't written for me. I have my sh*t together—insert smug jig here. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed 'Get Your Sh*t Together'. Reading any of Sarah Knight's books is like having a friendly chat with a close friend. And although I do a good job pretending to be an adult, I still gleaned a few pearls of wisdom from this book. If you have trouble adulting and aren't offended by profanity, read 'Get Your Sh*t Together'. And if you're interested in the cleaning wisdom I cleaned from this b ...more
Lesa
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-improvement
Every once in a while, in the midst of all my fiction reading, I pick up a self-improvement book. There's often a point or two of interest in the book, even if much of the advice is repetitive and obvious. But, someone has to point out the highlights. Sarah Knight uses her own life as in example in Get Your Sh*t Together.

Knight was in a high-pressure job in New York City, one she had planned for her career. And, after fifteen years, she realized it wasn't what she wanted to do, or where she want
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Colleen
Dip into savings means spending more than you should. Then you're allowing money to build a prison around you and make you its bitch. Don't be money's bitch.

Better take some Advil if I'm going to keep patting myself on the back so hard.

Coworker help = quid pro quo.

Impulse control should not be confused with distraction.

Early-onset rigor mortis.

Happiness is a goal in and of itself. Giving fewer, better f*cks is an exercise in selfishness and there's nothing wrong with that.

GYST:
Saving or not
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Blaise Haddow
It was okay. Parts of it were funny, there's some interesting and potentially useful advice in here, but overall... somehow I suppose I expected more substance from something with such an ambitious subtitle. Knight offers a strategy and consistently applies that one strategy to a variety of scenarios one might encounter.

For me, though, it always comes back to the fact that any advice that boils down to "just do it" (as Knight's does, especially in her last step of commitment) is basically useles
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Linda
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some good (if irreverent) advice for getting your sh*t together. Although there is really nothing here that isn't obvious, it is good for those who need a blunt breakdown of how to tackle today's most common obstacles to living your best life. I did find the book to be a bit repetitive and skimmed much of the last part.

Overall: just ok.






Vikki
Another hilarious, thought provoking book by Sarah Knight that had great advice but not sure if can apply all. Feels like a lot of planning but then you actually have to do and that is where people fail. Same old advice about breaking big tasks or projects into smaller tasks and making sure to prioritize tasks everyday to the need to items get done. The funny makes you think it is possible and want to give it a try.
Yesenia Juarez
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is very good, she fit the bad words in there perfectly well it wasn’t too much cursing. After listening to this I realized I’m now as fucked up as I thought I was.
January
Love this book. Great tips for organizing your life. Must own.
Henry Nguyen
I don't usually read a self-help book, and I think I need to make it a hard rule. The good thing about the book is that you can basically sum up the whole book in one sentence. Maybe just read the first 50 pages and the last 50 pages if you are still going to buy the book. Also, the author keeps referring to her first book which is "The art of not giving a fuck", and it is so annoying. There is nothing new and exciting content-wise. Sarah was trying really hard to be funny and cohesive in her wr ...more
Lea (drumsofautumn)
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I wish this had focused a little bit more on mental health, especially given the author‘s own history with it but overall a great read. I listened to the audiobook but I can definitely see myself getting a physical copy to reread stuff and actually integrate some of the advice into my life!
Kris
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not going to be a great book for everyone. If you hate swearing, stay away. If you don’t like pop culture references, look elsewhere. Overall, this is basic, practical advice in a fun format for certain audiences, of which I am a part. Knight is right about my age, hence my amusement at her pop culture references, and I am a sweary mammajamma, so bonus points there. This is not groundbreaking, but it’s a good reminder. Also, Knight’s narration has a familiar vibe - Kristen Bell, or Mindy ...more
Ceri
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-improvement
Every year for the past bajillion years one of my New Year's Resolutions is to be more organised. I thought I'd give this book a go. I read it in audio. It's narrated by the author, which is something I like.

On the whole, I didn't find a lot to take away from this book. There were a couple of good suggestions, for example, if you struggle to estimate time well, time yourself doing something, so in future you are able to estimate it better, or that over-preparing, for example, anticipating things
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Sue Smith
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome! It was exactly what I needed to hear - and I'll be gladly implementing so many great ideas. I've always been a list maker and a planner but somehow things always would get lost in the shuffle, so this book had that light-bulb moment for me. Take your goal, break it down into chunks of time or money and then schedule it accordingly. Genius. So simple and yet this has eluded me for ever. Silly really - it's such a simple and obvious solution, I just can't believe that it did ...more
Miro Cosic
Although Sarah has some good pointers on organizing your life, mindest, and thoughts, the way she does that is kind of shallow or superficial.
Most of us already know what we have to do. Doing it is the problem. Mental patterns in our brains are sometimes very old and run very deep. Takes a lot of work to break through them.

Anyways, seems to me that book is kind of ok, message is there, but the popularity of the book comes from good marketing, the image of heroine writer, living on a tropical i
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Dalal
May 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have an hour left of this and I am pushing hard to not ditch it.
You know what? I am getting my shit together and ditching it. See what I did there? ha ha I am so funny.

Life is too short to read/listen to books that serve nothing.
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