I fully expected to hate this book because it combines three of my least-favorite things:
(1) Anything remotely similar to a self-help book.
(2) The overdone and lame-to-begin-with trend of "doing something weird for a year and then writing a book about it." (Note: this doesn't apply to The Year of Living Biblically.)
(3) Any book with the whiff of "this is a second book similar to a first book that was really popular--let's extend the brand!"
(So why did I read it? Because Janssen won't stop talking about it.)
But I didn't hate it. In fact, I liked that she:
(1) is sort of a contrarian.
(2) didn't say "you should do X because experts say blah blah blah" but rather "you know what? I did X and it was awesome!"
(3) got a little philosophical.
(4) has a great collection of quotations.
But I didn't love it either. I found it sometimes shallow. But it was a quick read, and pretty interesting overall.
Note: The publisher provided me a digital review copy of this book.