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The Resource (It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters, Karen Rinaldi

(It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters, Karen Rinaldi

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(It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters
Title
(It's great to) suck at something
Title remainder
the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters
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Karen Rinaldi
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we've been taught to avoid? When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won't make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you're really, really bad at, but that brought you joy? Odds are, not recently. As a sh*tty surfer and all-around-imperfect human Karen Rinaldi explains in this eye-opening book, we live in a time of aspirational psychoses. We humblebrag about how hard we work and we prioritize productivity over play. Even kids don't play for the sake of playing anymore: they're building blocks to build the ideal college application. But we're all being had. We're told to be the best or nothing at all. We're trapped in an epic and farcical quest for perfection. We judge others on stuff we can't even begin to master, and it's all making us more anxious and depressed than ever. Worse, we're not improving on what really matters. This book provides the antidote. (It's Great to) Suck at Something reveals that the key to a richer, more fulfilling life is finding something to suck at. Drawing on her personal experience sucking at surfing (a sport she's dedicated nearly two decades of her life to doing without ever coming close to getting good at it) along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science, Rinaldi explores sucking as a lost art we must reclaim for our health and our sanity and helps us find the way to our own riotous suck-ability. She draws from sources as diverse as Anthony Bourdain and surfing luminary Jaimal Yogis, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among many others, and explains the marvelous things that happen to our mammalian brains when we try something new, all to discover what she's learned firsthand: it is great to suck at something. Sucking at something rewires our brain in positive ways, helps us cultivate grit, and inspires us to find joy in the process, without obsessing about the destination. Ultimately, it gives you freedom: the freedom to suck without caring is revelatory. Coupling honest, hilarious storytelling with unexpected insights, (It's Great to) Suck at Something is an invitation to embrace our shortcomings as the very best of who we are and to open ourselves up to adventure, where we may not find what we thought we were looking for, but something way more important"--
  • "Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal"--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rinaldi, Karen
Dewey number
158.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF637.S4
LC item number
R5736 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Happiness
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Imperfection
  • Play
Label
(It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters, Karen Rinaldi
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Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134783845
  • 31223126225862
  • 31223134783803
  • 31223134783811
  • 31223134783829
  • 31223134783837
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My first wave: an invitation to suck -- My pura vida wave: chasing a dream and the demons away -- My worst wave: tearing myself another one -- My best wave: surfing through chemo or whatever shit may come your way -- My God wave: the power of belief -- Rocco's scary wave: taking it on the head -- Mind surfing: watching the waves from shore
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781501195761
Lccn
2018050209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099179869
Label
(It's great to) suck at something : the unexpected joy of wiping out and what it can teach us about patience, resilience, and the stuff that really matters, Karen Rinaldi
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134783845
  • 31223126225862
  • 31223134783803
  • 31223134783811
  • 31223134783829
  • 31223134783837
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My first wave: an invitation to suck -- My pura vida wave: chasing a dream and the demons away -- My worst wave: tearing myself another one -- My best wave: surfing through chemo or whatever shit may come your way -- My God wave: the power of belief -- Rocco's scary wave: taking it on the head -- Mind surfing: watching the waves from shore
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781501195761
Lccn
2018050209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1099179869

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