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Bad Advice: How to Survive and Thrive in an Age of Bullshit

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Over motivational messages? Sick AF of inspirational quotes? Done with the shiny happy bad advice that gets you nowhere? Well, heads up: you’re about to get a shitload of Good Advice.

In Bad Advice, relationship expert Dr. Venus Nicolino—a.k.a. Dr. V—takes a blowtorch to the shrink-wrapped, “feel good” BS that passes
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ebook, 240 pages
Published November 6th 2018 by HarperOne
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Arthur Graham
Nov 10, 2018 is currently reading it
ARC won in Goodreads giveaway
Jessica
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Aside from the bit about forgiveness (at least in certain situations) this book was what I had been looking for! I was so sick of the jesusy and fluffy inspiration; or even downright abusive advice- ie people can't hurt you unless you give them permission (gaslighting much?). Highly recommend!

If you can't deal with someone cursing like a sailor, this is not for you. :p
Debra
Won as an ARC giveaway on Goodreads. DNF. The tone of the writing and the language was not for me. There might have been actual good advice in this book, but I could not wade through the shrill language to find it.
Marie
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: individuality
"Someone else's definition of who you are doesn't have to be your definition."

"There's no such thing as self help: Somebody wrote the book, taught the class, gave the speech: nobody gets through life alone."

"Trust yourself to change yourself."

"They keep selling it because we keep buying it."

"Don't collect red flags: take the first one as your cue to move on."

"We're on this planet to love each other; everything else is a distraction."

"Don't be afraid to ask for what you want, especially from your
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Farai Gandiya
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I never thought that the best self help book I'ld ever read would come from a shrink and yet Dr. V has done a great job. It's so good I read it twice and I hope to buy the book for myself so I can annotate it.

Throughout the book she does a great job dissecting a lot of bullshit advice. Her debunking follows this general pattern,

1. Stating the bad advice.
2. An obvious reason as to why it's wrong.
3. A more profound reason as to why is wrong, typically centered around how the advice tries to provid
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Leo Knight
Jan 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: psychology, self-help
Dr. Venus Nicolino, or "Dr. V," criticizes common pop-psychology nuggets like, "honesty is the best policy," or, "you can't love anyone until you love yourself," and replaces them with more moderate, realistic approaches. While some of her advice seems sound, I had difficulty with the author's tone. She adopts a breezy, gossipy, potty-mouthed attitude, filled with hashtags, her second favorite cuss word, "bullshit," and her favorite, "fuck." This gets old very fast. I suppose she wants to come a ...more
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Dr. Venus Nicolino (aka “Dr. V”) is the host of Marriage Bootcamp Reality Stars, and previously starred on Bravo’s LA Shrinks. She been featured on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Millionaire Matchmaker, Steve, Watch What Happens Live, The Dr. Oz Show, Rachael Ray and The Real. Dr. V holds a Masters Degree from New York University in Counseling Psychology, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology an ...more