Nina Mistry, a British Indian woman who has just turned 30, broke up with her fiancée, has an unfulfilling career and must move in with her overbearing mother and depressed brother. When she discovers the book How to Fix Your Shitty Life by Loving Yourself, Nina decides to embark on a year of self-improvement by using the book as a guide.
Sanghani’s latest...is a sweet and funny contemporary novel about learning to embrace yourself, flaws and all. Discussions on racism and depression add depth, keeping the tone from becoming saccharine. Readers will be inspired to create their own self-love lists.
Author Sanghani's book is fiction—as she points out in the preface—but it reads partially as self-help as well as Nina works through the chapters of How To Love Yourself and its exercises. Readers will find much to appreciate in both the story and the lessons, which Sanghani imparts without the sense that she is overtly preaching. A heartwarming read about self-acceptance and the idea that it’s possible to learn to love your imperfect self.