13 Motivational AF Books That People Actually Swear By

We know how easy it can be to get caught up in the day-to-day relentless routine while the things you’re truly passionate about take a backseat. It happens to everyone, but at some point we all need something to shake us out of autopilot and give us a reboot.

If you’ve been searching for a little motivation in your life lately, perhaps a push to start anew, please do yourself a favor and pick up one of these seriously inspirational books. You’ll thank us later.

1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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“Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry (Plastic Surgery Haiku, to be specific), photographs, mantras and advice.”

Get it on Amazon for $13.11

2. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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“A humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest.”

Get it on Amazon for $9.52

3. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

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“In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.”

Get it on Amazon for $1.82

4. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

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“With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.”

Get it on Amazon for $10.11

5. Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown

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“Just because you don’t feel like an adult doesn’t mean you can’t act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown’s popular blog, ADULTING makes the scary, confusing “real world” approachable, manageable-and even conquerable.”

Get it on Amazon for $9.19

6. Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

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“Reading this book is like traveling to some beautiful alternative universe where people are kind, love is everywhere, and life is good. It’s more than just a “funny” book. It’s a complete experience of another, nicer and more intelligent way to view the world.”

Get it on Amazon for $14.68

7. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

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“Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. If you’re ready to make some serious changes around here, You Are a Badass will help you.”

Get it on Amazon for $7.75

8. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho

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“This book provides a bird’s-eye view of the whole terrain-where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to find the courage to face them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and change in our lives, it is actually a cause for celebration.”

Get it on Amazon for $6.95

9. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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“Matt’s frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope.”

Get it on Amazon for $10.09

10. F*ck Feelings by Michael Bennett MD and Sarah Bennett

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“In this brilliantly sensible and funny book, a Harvard-educated shrink and his comedy-writing daughter reveal that the real f-words in life are “feelings” and “fairness.” While most self-help books are about your feelings and fulfilling your wildest dreams, F*ck Feelings will show you how to find a new kind of freedom by getting your head out of your ass and yourself onto the right path toward realistic goals and feasible results.”

Get it on Amazon for $10.87

11. Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

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“An honest, prescriptive guide to skipping the self-sabotage and, frankly, getting off the couch and getting going on all those things you’ve always wanted to do but seem to perpetually put off.”
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Get it on Amazon for $10.33

12. Laughing at my Nightmare by Shane Burcaw

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“With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a “you-only-live-once” perspective on life.”

Get it on Amazon for $11.99

13. Unfu*k Yourself  by Gary John Bishop

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“Within the pages of this book, you will find the power you’ve given away and use it to untwist the veil that clouds how you see life. When you’re finished reading it you’ll likely find yourself going back to it over and over to feel the energy and passion that Gary puts into helping the world undo a lifetime of what’s been done by them.”

Get it on Amazon for $11.17

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