Friday October 30, 2020

A self-help guide that's light on fresh thinking

Get Your Sh!t Together: Your Prescription for a Simpler Life by Ruth Field AKA The Grit Doctor. Sphere, €13. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

22nd June, 2013
Ruth Field: has produced a thin offering. Photo: Collins


The Canadian intellectual and media studies guru Marshall McLuhan once sent a new book to his publisher. His editors were aghast. "We can't publish this," they told him. "It's 75 per cent new material. People won't accept a book with more than 25 per cent new material!"

Ruth Field's latest - the follow-up to her charmingly-titled bestseller, Run Fat B!tch Run - suffers from the opposite problem: it is not even 25 per cent new material. In...

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