Anne-Sophie Lesage, The one who said Fuck , ed. Audible Studios, July 2018
Alice is an over-stressed, “over-thinker” as a specialist likes to tell him. She ruminates too much in life, to the point of no longer being able to advance. Until the day when too much is too much: she will change (or try)!
This is the diary of Alice, a young thirty-something city-dweller over-stressed by her daily life, and who can no longer balance things between professional life, private life and everyday worries.
Like many of us, she ruminates all the episodes a little unpleasant that punctuate his days, to loop over in his brain and try to dissect any encrypted message that could have sent him.
The reality is that Alice, like many of us, does not get to RE-LA-TI-VI-SER. A big word, that Zen people love to throw wrongly and through, but which, for the over-stressed, is only a bottle in the sea: they can try, nothing helps, the little voice in their head never stops to dwell on everything.
Until the day when an electroshock will push Alice to send everything to walk: unsupportable work colleagues, chaotic couple life, friends reouts, knowledge that we would prefer never to have crossed … Too much is too much, and Alice does not can more. She decides to take back her life, and to do everything to see the day-to-day life on the right side.
I’m usually not too focused on fictionalized personal development works (for proof, I did not at all hooked to my reading of Your second life begins when you understand that you have only one of Isabelle Giordano ). The one who said Fuck is nevertheless more interesting, insofar as it is a logbook, a sort of memento of situations in which I have been able to recognize myself on many occasions.
The audiobook format also appealed to me more for this type of book, as it is almost similar to non-fiction: we listen to Alice’s thoughts as a friend we would listen to spur on his problems and his sudden new philosophy of life.
I totally found myself in the character of Alice, who can not stop this oh-so-annoying voice in her head and makes her over-analyze all her experience, catastrophize each situation, mop up and imagine that life is only a bottomless pit in which one slips inexorably without having any control over one’s destiny.
There is something reassuring to listen to one’s intellectual and emotional journey: to say that we are not alone in this case, and that change is possible.
So I recommend the one who said Fuck (in audio book, with the intonations of the narrator, it’s even better, and sometimes much fun!) If you too, you are an “over-thinker” and you do not dream of only one thing at night: to silence that little voice in your head that never stops analyzing everything.
My grade :
Thank you Audible for allowing me to listen to this title.