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The Every-Year Itch

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Self help is a tough category to write for because reader's tastes seem to me to be very particular. While didn't click with this, it does have some good nuggets, the author obviously wants to help, and it does contain some genuine wisdom. I suspect some readers will benefit from this book.

Thanks very much for the review copy!!
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If the author was standing in front of me speaking, I can see the uplifting, positive outcome The Every-Year Itch would have. Unfortunately in book-form, this fell flat for me. The author is someone I would love to have a conversation with and talk about that "Itch". I liked the authors "voice" and approach to the message. But think this would be better communicated off the page.
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Special thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this digital ARC!

New year, new me? The Every-Year Itch seems to cater directly toward this feeling, this itch, we feel every year. Less of a self-help manifesto, and more of an inspirational guide to following your passion - this books includes acronyms, drawings, questions, and more - but at the end of the day, it felt a bit like an inspirational instagram account trying to flesh itself out into book form. 

I prefer self-help books with tangible, actionable resources - while this book was certainly aspirational, it felt more like a pat on the back from the author than a true call to action.
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The perfect book for those of us heading into a new stage of life (or a New Year!) The Every-Year Itch is an accessible self-help book about simple ways to change your life for the better. With easy to follow advice, I enjoyed this book and feel like it helped me tremendously!
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This is the perfect book for the new year! If you’re ready for a change, check out this book. It came at the perfect time in my life.
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Some self help books are practical step by step guides on how to make positive changes in your life. Some are more kick up the butt motivation bombs that don't have a specific focus but leave you with a feeling of 'can-do' as you close the pages. I'd say this book falls into the latter camp.

I don't find this kind of book particularly useful. This isn't a reflection on the book as much as it is on me. I already know what I want to do with my life, and I already know it's possible to do it. I'm not a fledgling on the 'do life your own way' path, and as such, I don't need a book to kickstart me out of nine to five drudgery and help me imagine that bigger better things are possible.

But, for the kind of person with the vague feeling that something isn't right with their life, that this isn't all it's meant to be... This book could be brilliant for that person. The relentlessly cheerful tone, the practical and catchy advice, the sections dedicated to the 'cynical self' - all of this could be the spark of inspiration someone needs to step outside of the lines that have been drawn for them and start embarking on their own creative adventure. Whether that adventure be learning to cook two new meals a month, or quitting the nine to five and becoming a digital nomad.

The Every Year Itch isn't about having huge dreams - it's about working towards those dreams however big or small they are, and however often they change and evolve. It's about striving towards fulfilment. So if you, or someone you know, is feeling unfulfilled, perhaps this could be the kick up the butt you need.
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I really enjoyed this book literally from the first page.   Each chapter was the perfect length and packed a punch.  She didn't ramble on and on like some self-help books.  I definitely learned some things out of this one.  Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.  "Reflect and act."
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I really struggled to get into reading this self-help book. The concept - forget about your routine and do what you’ve always wanted to do - was interesting, however, 95% what had been written by the author was either a) common sense, b) very obvious, c) already written by others or d) easily found online.

I personally didn’t gain anything new from this book. The book was quite dragged out and took quite some time to move on from one topic to another. I would have probably enjoyed it more if it was condensed into an hour audiobook. Unfortunately, it’s not a book that I would recommend to friends and family.

Having said that, I quite liked the format that the author used; breaking it down into sections and having a conclusion at the end of the chapter. I also quite like the assonances, the synophones and the acronyms used in the book - some of them quite memorable.
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This book is very basic and most of the knowledge is already out there.  I have to admit to not liking the format and thought it felt a bit budget and bare.  For someone totally new to self help it might be a good starter book but it is not one I would want to keep on my shelf.  I think a deeper more in depth book would be of value from the author.
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I was hoping this would be more eye-opening than it was. Everything in here was either common-sense, or just typical self-help/inspirational talk. The author tried to make it unique by adding in a bunch of acronyms, but overall I found them to be a bit juvenile.
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