Alright, in a world where we are finally opening up about mental health and the importance of self-care, I feel like this book is so needed! Nina goes on quite the journey from sitting a jail cell after a break up to being a self-loving successful 30-year-old. I was right there along with her, and I spent a lot of time thinking about myself and ways that I can love myself more.
The premise of this story is a woman who follows the advice of a self-help book over 12 months and challenges herself to find 30 things she loves about herself. In the process she goes through awful downs and amazing highs, and finds ways to handle all of them.
I teared up a few times throughout the story, so be prepared for some emotional moments! There is a wonderful view of the importance of family and friends (old and new). I loved seeing how Nina’s relationships evolved with so many people. The story is a beautiful journey that is inspiring, and I really enjoyed it.
Content warnings on this one: Suicide, loss of a parent, depression, and there’s a lot of discussion about self-love in the bedroom if that makes you uncomfortable.
Where to Find This Book:
When a British Indian woman’s life hits rock bottom, she decides to change her stars by falling in love…with herself–a hilarious, heartfelt story from outrageously funny novelist Radhika Sanghani.
Nina didn’t plan to spend her thirtieth birthday in jail, yet here she is in her pajamas, locked in a holding cell. There’s no Wi-Fi, no wine, no carbs–and no one to celebrate with.
Unfortunately, it gives Nina plenty of time to reflect on how screwed up her life is. She’s just broken up with her fiancé, and now has to move back into her childhood home to live with her depressed older brother and their uptight, traditional Indian mother. Her career as a freelance journalist isn’t going in the direction she wants, and all her friends are too busy being successful to hang out with her.
Just as Nina falls into despair, a book lands in her cell: How to Fix Your Shitty Life by Loving Yourself. It must be destiny. With literally nothing left to lose, Nina makes a life-changing decision to embark on a self-love journey. By her next birthday, she’s going to find thirty things she loves about herself.
Just the Facts:
30 Things I Love about Myself by Radhika Sanghani
Pub Date: January 4, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.