A collection of stories, questionable advice, and essays on all of the things that people say will make you feel better.
If you've ever dared to express dissatisfaction with the state of your life, you’ve inevitably received a variety of helpful suggestions: "Have you tried meditation? Exercise? A cult? An exercise cult?" In Do I Feel Better Yet?, Madeleine Trebenski explores more than 45 so-called solutions suggested to her in the name of self-care. In a playful and at times sardonic chronicle of the elusive promises of multistep skin-care routines, gratitude journaling, scented candles, and more, Trebenski perfectly captures what it's like to live in a time when homemade kombucha and weighted blankets are said to single-handedly solve all our problems. These essays will make you laugh, make you feel less alone, and maybe make you feel better—even if just for a little while.
The author will have readers laughing/crying at themselves when they self-identify with pieces on the perfect cold-brew recipe, or 36 hours wasted contemplating whether to add a shower oil to their bathing ritual.
People who love Zen as F*ck, Adulting, and Self Care: A Novel will enjoy this unique take on self-help.
Readers of Lindy West, Samantha Irby, Blythe Robertson, and Mindy Kaling may particularly enjoy!