Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual Details

From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams.

Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone.

We're all afraid. We're afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no". We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say to live free.

With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle.

The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!

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  • Jenny Lawson

    This book is a comfort and a challenge.  It inspires, encourages and heartens, which is something I needed at the moment....

  • Lou

    Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual serves up life-changing, transformational tips on how to conquer fear and live your best life. With her uniquely funny and bright style, Jones delves...

  • Dawn Stahl

    I'm a fan of Luvvie's online presence, her now-famous TED talk, and her first book, so I had high expectations for this one. In it, she takes on a common enemy of personal progress — that plays-dirt...

  • Lola kerstrm

    UPDATE - Finally finished the audio book and phew, I needed all of that coursing through my veins. The chapter on "Get a Nigerian Friend" took me out. Haaa, the privilege and joy to be Yoruba :)------...

  • Anna

    Fantastic audiobook. I love her truth and hope I remember to put her words into action!...

  • Folio Review

    Luvvie Ajayi-Jones’ Fear-Fighter Manual seems to be written by an amateur troublemaker, not a professional one – unlike what the book proclaims. Reading this book was a chore, I had to force mysel...

  • Batgirl13

    This book is inspiring. As someone who has often been afraid recently, this was just the thing I needed to pick up when I did. I figured since Jenny Lawson and Elizabeth Gilbert were both recommending...

  • Sawdah Jaulim

    Professional Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi JonesThis is my favourite book of 2021!!! Luvvie is like the big sister one needs in life. She is bada$$ and takes no Sh#t. She provides a blanket of comfort ...

  • Nicole

    3.5 out of 5 stars. A great confidence builder and fear fighter.Professional Troublemaker was good. I liked it, and some chapters resonated well, but it started to drag near the end of the book. The b...

  • Jill Celeste

    I knew as soon as Luvvie Ajayi Jones announced the release of her new book, Professional Troublemaker, I had to get my hands on it. Any book subtitled The Fear-Fighting Manual is for me! I preordered ...