Author(s): Elan Gale
I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity.
I care more about feeling great than being great.
I am NOT THAT GREAT.
The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself that you will find happiness. Let's be real, you can read all the inspirational quotes you want. You can spend your days giving yourself affirmations in your heart-shaped mirror and trying to learn to love yourself. You can say your mantra over and over again while sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat in a Whole Foods parking lot.
But the truth is, you're not a badass and you still don't have the life you want. That's where You're Not That Great (but neither is anyone else) comes in. This book teaches you how to harness all the negativity in the world and use it to improve your life, taking everyday feelings like self-loathing, regret and shame and making them work for you.
Positive thinking is for assholes. Negative thinking is for winners.
ELAN GALE is living proof that if you hate yourself enough you can accomplish anything. It was his own self-loathing, combined with his anger over the terrifying flood of inspirational messages that were giving people all over the world false hope, that propelled him to write YOU'RE NOT THAT GREAT (BUT NEITHER IS ANYONE ELSE). Elan has spent the last eight years working as an executive producer on the wildly successful BACHELOR TV franchise and so, as you can imagine, he has a rather unique knowledge of human nature. Some famous fans of his include Harry Styles, Ariana Grande and Jason Biggs.