Say no without being an a**hole and save yourself from burnout with "pep talks and sage advice" from the New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck (HelloGiggles).
Are you burnt out from taking on more than you can handle or accepting less than you deserve? Tired of giving in instead of sticking up for yourself? Sick of saying yes all the time? You're gonna love F*CK NO!
No is an acceptable answer, and it's time to start using it. Whether you're a People-Pleaser, Overachiever, Pushover, or have serious FOMO, bestselling "anti-guru" Sarah Knight helps you say what you really mean without being really mean—or burning out for fear of missing out.
Life is so much better when you say no with confidence—and without guilt, fear, or regret. F*ck No! delivers practical strategies that give you the power to decline, and concrete examples that put the words right into your mouth. You'll discover:
• The joy of no
• No-Tips for all occasions
• How to set boundaries
• Fill-in-the-blank F*ckNotes
• The No-and-Switch, the Power No—and how to take no for an answer yourself
• And much more!
Praise for Sarah Knight and the No F*cks Given Guides
"Self-help to swear by." —Boston Globe
"Hilarious, irreverent, and no-nonsense." —Bustle
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sarah Knight is a pro at saying no—and in the fifth guide in her No F*cks Given series, she’s out to empower us to become the same. Knight’s guide to getting out of unwanted obligations aims to free people up for what they truly want and need. Knight’s colorful examples help us understand every nuance of “no,” from “I’d love to, but I just don’t have the time” to “Why do you even think I’d want to do that?” Knight isn’t afraid to swear a little—okay, a lot—to help drive her point home, but underneath that irreverence lies a lot of rock-solid advice about how to stop kowtowing to unreasonable demands. Whether you’re worried about disappointing your best friend or your boss or you’re just feeling too frazzled to deal with life, F*ck No! will provide encouragement to help you carve out your own space without feeling like a jerk.
Knight (The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck) delivers another gift to "yes" men and women with this fiery work, instructing them on how to stop saying yes in situations where no would be better. Knight writes that many readers ask her: "I understand you're telling me it's okay to say no but how do I do it?" Here she provides answers by doubling down on her favorite tactics (which include budgeting ideas, the "NotSorry" method of declining invitations, and ways of handling fear of missing out) and offers "an encyclopedia of examples containing a cornucopia of comebacks and a plethora of polite replies" to help readers get out of nearly any situation. In her helpful "Different Nopes for Different Folks" section, she delineates how to pull off what she calls the "hard no," the "no for now," the "professional no," the "no-and-switch" (saying no and offering something you prefer), and the "power no." She also shares advice on setting boundaries, dealing with guilt, examining the consequences of saying no, and saying what one really means without being mean. Refreshingly direct and extremely practical, Knight's latest is a solid addition to her primers on the art of saying no.