The New Year is still a few months ago, but we offer you some of the finest advice we can: Get ready for I Used to be a Miserable F: An Everyman’s Guide to a Meaningful Life (HarperOne, $24.99).
John Kim’s book will be released on January 29, 2019 . . . and we promise you must save the date!
Deep in post-divorce soul searching, Kim realized he might be to blame for the problems in his life. In other words, he was a miserable F. So he created a blog called The Angry Therapist, nodding to the fact that while he was a licensed therapist and life coach, he was no better than the people coming to him for advice. In his first post he wrote about the struggles and shortcomings that had led him to this point. As his work caught on and catapulted him into the role of unlikely and unconventional guide for thousands of people all over the world, he evolved from acting like a boy to living like a man–and showed his clients how to do so alongside him.
In the book, the Angry Therapist delivers the dos and don’ts for stepping up and stepping into your manhood, defined by transparency and strength of character, not abs or a corner office. With his signature no-nonsense approach that will make you both laugh out loud and take a long look in the mirror, Kim takes you on a rugged, rough and tumble road trip of self-exploration and discovery, with the grease-splatters to show for it. Learn why and how:
- Being nice is for boys, and being kind is for men
- Scheduling man dates could make you a better friend, lover, and human being
- Peeing in the shower is indicative of a larger problem
- Arguing, judging, and saying, “I dunno” are keeping you from a healthy relationship, great career, and happy life
We are not born men. We are born boys. The transition from misery to meaning is an internal process that requires much work: reflection, pain, courage, and sometimes, a rebirth. Kim knows because he’s been there. The truth is, we weren’t meant to just pay bills and die. With this book as your guide, you will love hard, walk tall, and find a life that will make you say “F yea!” instead of “oh, F.”