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You Deserve the Truth: Change the Stories that Shaped Your World and Build a World-Changing Life

You Deserve the Truth: Change the Stories that Shaped Your World and Build a World-Changing Life

From a young Snapchat executive, TV host, and social critic comes an eye-opening guide for a unique generation of dreamers and doers who have been paralyzed by the pressures of life--to pause, press the reset button, and use the power of story to build a radical new life: and a n... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781501163258
Barcode 9781501163258
Published 1 June 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Williams Simon, Erica
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ISBN-13 9781501163258
ISBN-10 1501163256
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Gallery
Publication Date 1 June 2019
International Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Williams Simon, Erica
Category Advice On Careers & Achieving Success
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 413g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Conduct of life, Success, Self-realization
NBS Text Careers & Success
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 170.44
Catalogue Code 963541

Description of this Book

From a young Snapchat executive, TV host, and social critic comes an eye-opening guide for a unique generation of dreamers and doers who have been paralyzed by the pressures of life--to pause, press the reset button, and use the power of story to build a radical new life: and a new world. Millennials have been studied, characterized, and market-tested to death, but despite it all, one reality is clear: Many people in their 20s and 30s feel frustrated and overwhelmed, leading lives and existing in a world that has been shaped by everyone and everything but themselves. From social media to music to politics, the stories that they have believed and the rules that they have followed have left them unfulfilled, constantly seeking a better life but not ever fully finding it. Media maker and social critic Erica Williams Simon recognized that this was a recipe for disaster. At 27, she decided to walk away from her career as a rising political star to find her own truth and a truth that would help others break free and build a life worth living. On her journey, she discovered that the true culprit of our discontent is often hidden in plain sight--we just need to know where to look. She decided to get story smart and write down the ideas that have the power to change how a generation thinks, works, loves, and lives. Better Than This is the result of Erica's evolution--a culturally relevant masterclass in how to evaluate and challenge the narratives that today's young people have absorbed about their identities, purpose, and potential. Each chapter includes real-world lessons based on a nearly ten-year-long career as a media maven, a yearlong hero's journey of self-discovery, and the inspirational stories of some of Erica's successful and influential peers. Part memoir, part self-help, and all honesty, this is an essential guide offering both practical advice and reflecting the current cultural, demographical, and economic realities of Gen Y, providing a blueprint for anyone seeking a new way: and showing how to live it to its fullest.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review For a straightforward and honest look under the hood of the human experience, soiled but also blessed by what social media has done to it, Erica Williams Simon's You Deserve the Truth will act as a roadmap that can feel like an iron fist in a cashmere glove: delicate and warm but unflinching and equable at once. If we are, as she says, all wayfinders, Erica is the closest thing we get to a guide. -- Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller Erica is the girlfriend everyone deserves: full of wisdom, grace and unwavering honesty. You Deserve the Truth is the smart and all too real guidebook for anyone striving to craft an authentic and inspired life from the ground up. Erica's willingness to share the messy parts of her truth is a needed reminder for the rest of us to live ours. -- Franchesca Ramsey, author of Well, That Escalated Quickly and host of MTV's Decoded In this beautifully written, smart and soulful book, Erica Williams Simon gives us what we all need more of: The knowing that life, at its best, is more about wonder than certainty. With You Deserve the Truth, Erica invites us beyond the old stories we've been told about ourselves, and into the wonder of our dreams, hopes and love - so we can find our truth and purpose there. -- Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller LOVE WARRIOR and founder of Together Rising

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Author's Bio

Erica Williams Simon is an award-winning content creator, TV host, and social critic. She is the head of The Creator's Lab at Snapchat; host of the popular podcast, The Call with Erica; an advisor for NPR's Generation Listen; and cocreator and host of the digital talk show, The Assembly. A committed civil and human rights advocate and preacher's daughter for life, Erica is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and resides in sunny Los Angeles, California.

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