F*ck No!: How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can’t, You Shouldn’t, or You Just Don’t Want To

Sarah Knight. Voracious, $19.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-316-52914-3
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. (Dec.)
Reviewed on : 11/20/2019
Release date: 12/31/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
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