Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World
by Jamie Varon
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Pub Date 12 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 21 Apr 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, Rock Point
*Named Book of the Week by Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper*
“If you’ve spent the last couple years untangling yourself from Hustle Culture, and trying to find who you are outside of your achievements and productivity, then we've got just the book for you. Fans of Untamed, this is your next favorite read.” —POPSUGAR
“I’ve fallen in love with Jamie’s words and how she so effortlessly can make us feel united with them. She has a true gift of helping us realize that all of our ‘human’ moments are what make us so special. She is a real light in this world.” —Lucy Hale, Award-Winning Actress from Pretty Little Liars, The Hating Game, and more
Blending memoir, sharp social insights, and unique practical tools, author Jamie Varon is your guide to radical contentment—a satisfied life outside the bounds of societal expectations.
Too many of us are waiting for our lives to begin, putting our happiness on layaway for some future version where it all lines up, when we’ve accomplished it all, when we have the perfect career, bodies, partners, and when our lives finally feel “good enough.” But what is good enough? Who gets to decide? And when do we ever reach it?
Jamie takes a sharp, incisive look at the industries that are constantly telling us to do more, be more, and keep striving, pushing, and hustling—and shows you how to radically opt out of societal conditioning.
We’ve learned to be terrified of contentment, thinking it will lead us to complacency. Yet, being content in a world that profits off our dissatisfaction is not complacency. It’s revolutionary.
Radically Content makes the case for a new framework of living. Exploring themes like guilt, I’ll be happy when…, anxiety, settling, control, healing, shame, self-trust, and being our own worst enemies—not only will you unlearn the dogma of that discontent, but learn practical tools to create a more satisfied life for yourself, including:
- Cultivating real self-trust
- Defining your own version of “success”
- Living with intention
- Rewriting your personal narrative
- Creating consistent and healing rituals
Packed with revelatory insights, Radically Content is an exhale. A respite from the chaos of our current world. A calm place to land when you’ve had enough with trying to be enough.
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I felt this was a very positive book, with a reflection on life and felt like I read about myself in this.
Thank you NetGalley for my complimentary copy in return for my honest review.
This book is super helpful and full of wise advice for people at all stages of their career. It does a great job of explaining the toxic elements of capitalistic hustle culture and how to stop being a workaholic. It is a great reminder of what things in life are truly important and how to do the things that will make you happy.
From the gorgeous cover to the words of wisdom in its pages, Jamie Varon presents concepts such as healing and self-trust as viable ways to create a more content life. This book is like having a hot cup of tea with a friend who encourages you.
Wow! I'm pretty selective with my "Self-Help" reads as I think it's a genre that can easily be overdone, but this book was absolutely the right book at the right time. I've been thinking a lot about our culture's focus on striving for bigger and better lately, while also contemplating ways I can work on changing that in my own life.
My word for 2022 is "enough". And the more we get back to "normal" the harder this feels to do. In our fast paced world and with the constant ability to be available via technology, there is this constant pressure to do more...with work, activities, and even fun projects and opportunities.
The "hustle culture" is talked about for a reason, it's a real thing. But it's also something we can push against. It’s okay to work hard and it's also important to take a break. It's vital to stay connected with one another but it's also okay if messages aren't answered immediately. And we all can find our definition of "enough" in multiple areas of our lives.
This book gave me so many ideas and I definitely plan to revisit it and read it again. I also think it would make a great choice for a book club! I know I could certainly use a group discussion around this one.
Thank you to Rock Point for my gifted review copy.
I love the bite size wisdom in every chapter. Afterwards, I had to sit with myself and think and think on the lessons and where to apply it to my life and how to maintain its value in my mind.
Radically Content came at the right time for me to read! I've been trying to be more mindful and satisfied with my life as it is NOW, not what I think it should be later. This little book is chock full of great advice and how to stop letting work overtake your life.
Thank you to Net Galley for a free copy of this book to review.
I loved this book. It was inspiring, relatable, and often spoke straight to my soul. Jamie encourages us to love ourselves where we are now, instead of constantly striving to do more and be more.
So much wisdom in this book. Also, it's beautiful. I love the design and colors.
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