The Middle Finger Project

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Ambirge, Ash The Middle Finger Project
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Fresh, funny, and fearless, The Middle Finger Project is a point-by-point primer on how to get unstuck, slay imposter syndrome, trust in your own worth and ability, and become a strong, capable, wonderful, weird, brilliant, ballsy, unfuckwithable YOU.
"Don't worry, this isn't a book about God, nor is it a book about Ryan Gosling (second in command). But it is a book about authority and becoming your own." --Ash Ambirge
After a string of dead-end jobs and a death in the family, Ash Ambirge was down to her last $26 and sleeping in a Kmart parking lot when she faced the truth: No one was coming to her rescue. It was up to her to appoint herself. That night led to what eventually became a six-figure freelance career as a sought-after marketing and copywriting consultant, all while sipping coffee from her front porch in Costa Rica.
She then launched The Middle Finger Project, a blog and online course hub, which has provided tens of thousands of young "women who disobey" with the tools and mindset to give everyone else's expectations the finger and get on your own path to happiness, wealth, independence, and adventure.
In her first book, Ash draws on her unconventional personal story to offer a fun, bracing, and occasionally potty-mouthed manifesto for the transformative power of radical self-reliance. Employing the signature wit and wordsmithing she's used to build an avid following, she offers paradigm-shifting advice along the lines of:
• The best feeling in the world is knowing who you are and what you're capable of doing.
• Life circumstances are not life sentences. If a Scranton girl who grew up in a trailer park can make it, so can you.
• What you believe about yourself will either murder your chances or save your life. So why not believe something good?
• You don't need a high-ranking job title to be authorized to contribute. You just need to contribute.
• Be your own authority. Authority only works as long as you trust that someone smarter than you is making the rules.
• The way you become a force is by being the most radically real version of yourself that you can be.
• You only have 12 fucks a day to give, so use them wisely.


Ambirge, Ash

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Ash Ambirge is an internet entrepreneur, creative writer, speaker and advocate for women being brave & doing disobedient things with their careers and their lives. She is the author of The Middle Finger Project®, which is both the name of her hallmark lifestyle blog as well the title of her forthcoming book. Her voice has been called, "the most memorable on the Internet," "original in a world with too little of it," "not safe for work at all," and also, "really kinda sweary," which is definitely her favorite description. She splits her time between Philadelphia, PA, and traveling the world.
Praise for The Middle Finger Project
I f*cking love a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it and even better, is willing to share her secrets so we can all get ours too. Ash Ambirge is a whole mood, and trust me: you want to be in it.
 Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

If you don t believe in yourself, who will? Ash is here to help you see that you have more chances to make a ruckus than you ever thought possible.
Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing

Every woman who has felt even an iota of dissatisfaction in her life needs to read this book. Ash s insight and wisdom is a gift to us all.
Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

  A voice we must pay attention to, and a must-read for anyone who has never felt good enough (ahem: that s everyone).
Susie Moore, life coach and advice columnist, author of What If It Does Work Out?

  Ash Ambirge is Ryan Gosling-sent proof that you can live life on your own terms, burn up the rule book, and do what lights you up. The Middle Finger Project is the instruction manual for people who don t read the manual.
Matthew Kimberley, author of Get A F*cking Grip

Ash s writing might make you quit your job, start a whole new life, and feel braver than you ve ever felt before.
Jamie Varon, founder of Shatterboxx

A hilarious guidebook to reject the status quo and live your unf*ckwithable life. This is the anti-self-help self-help book you ll be giving to all your friends.
Amber Rae, author of Choose Wonder Over Worry

  Who the F says you have to be a good girl, ask permission, pay your dues, punch in, clock out, stick with one hair color, live the kind of life where a beanbag is company culture, and you have to label your yogurt? Whoever says it, Ash Ambirge has a simple reply and you ll find yourself raising a finger, too.
Laura Belgray, author of Talking Shrimp

Gutsy, bright, and filled with the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and irreverence, this book makes you realize that it really is all possible even for those of us who ve been knocked around in life, don t fit the standard mold, and truly despise green juice.
Jenny Foss, founder and CEO of; LinkedIn Learning Author

  This book is a reminder that even in our darkest hours we can be resourceful and courageous. Ash reminds us that we are worthy of so much and stronger than we know. Everyone who reads this will be better for it.
Cathy Heller, author of Don t Keep Your Day Job

This funny and fabulously insightful book is f*cking gold a must-read for any woman who is ready to stop playing small in life.
Noor Hibbert, life and business coach; author of Just F*cking Do It

"Internet entrepreneur Ambirge lays out a manifesto for unapologetic, no-holds-barred living in this entertaining debut memoir-cum-guide aimed at young women. Growing up in a trailer park in rural Pennsylvania, Ambirge dreamed of a stable, middle-class lifestyle. But after a series of misfortunes, including an abusive relationship and a death in the family, Ambirge found herself in a K-Mart parking lot, alone, homeless, and wondering what all her aspirations amounted to. The low moment forced Ambirge to find an inner strength that catapulted her over the year that follows, from sleeping in her car to getting a job in advertising to running her own successful online media company. Ambirge writes about her struggles and mistakes with candor and sharp humor, heightening the appeal of her call for radical self-reliance, which amounts to confidence in pursuing one s passions for a living. And along with all the snarky irreverence, Ambirge gives a wealth of advice on entrepreneurship, including tips on battling perfectionism, negotiating, and selling ideas. Ambirge s blunt tone and helpful advice will appeal to any woman looking to shrug off a dreary, conventional career for a life of adventure, passion, and happiness."
Publisher's Weekly
International edition
Chapter 1
The Rules Were Made Up by Some Guy Named Ted Who Ate a Quarter Pounder for Lunch and Has a Dog Named Wedgie
Or: Surprise! Nobody Actually Knows What They re Doing
*puffs on cigar*
Now there s a fun-­filled topic. If we were really ambitious, we d just dive right into the most controversial subject imaginable, given that this book contains all sorts of controversial ideas and it doesn t get any more polite from here. (Now might be a good time to fetch the vodka . . . and maybe a defibrillator.)
Don t worry, this isn t a book about God, nor is it a book about Ryan Reynolds ­second in command. But it is a book about authority and becoming your own. It s not always easy to follow your dreams ­and ride off on a magical flying carpet made of SweetTarts and sugarplum fairies. It s not easy to trust yourself radically, or make bold choices that other people will not agree with, or live life on your own terms. It s not easy to roll up and be all, Yayyyyyyy, I m going to quit my job and be an artist! or Yayyyyyy, I m going to open my own bookshop! or Yayyyyyy, I m going to skip around the Swiss Alps and make cheese in a loincloth and yodel in the afternoons and tell my overbearing sister to shove it! Even in an age when all of these options are more available to us than ever, most of us are basically just drifting along, trying not to get cancer. But even when we do dare break the mold and try something new, the world throws some serious side-­eye.
Who does she think she is?
It won t last.
This is just another one of her big ideas.
In response to the world s censure, we shrink. We second-­guess ourselves. And we secretly wonder if maybe they are right. Maybe we should play it safe and bide our time and be grateful for what we ve got ­which, by the way, happens to be some of the world s worst advice. Being grateful for what we ve got is why so many of us end up staying in dead-­end jobs that have us licking envelopes inside a dimly lit, six-­person of­fice in suburban Philadelphia (been there); why so many women end up staying in relationships they don t want to be in (ugh); why so many of us end up living lives that feel stale and dull and dreary and uninspiring (mmm-­hmmm); and why so many people end up resenting their every minute from the hours of nine to five, being mean to call center agents and rolling their eyes at babies and fantasizing about being hit by a tractor trailer and rushed to the hospital so they don t have to keep doing this crap. (That was me, once upon a time.)
We re all trying SO HARD to be these levelheaded, responsible, card-­carrying grown-­ups that we trade in our sense of adventure and curiosity and wonder and creativity in exchange for what we think is a secure and reliable future, assuming that the more constipated your face looks, the more seriously you ll be taken. Now that I m wearing this sensible pair of pantyhose, everything is going to be JUST FINE.
Back in the day when I was still a Very Good Girl , I wore those same pantyhose and drank milk and never talked back to authority. In fact, I loved authority. What took me a lifetime to discover, though, is that authority only works as long as you trust that someone smarter than you is making the rules.
Take my first boss, for example. I worshipped the guy. I was young and hungry and he was supportive and encouraging and kind. When he spoke, it felt like I was receiving advice from the Dalai Lama. When he handed me my paycheck, he made me feel as if I d just earned a gold m
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Data di pubblicazione:
11 febbraio 2020
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0.206 x 0.14 x 0.03 m; 0.24 kg
17,34 €
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