“Lauren Martin names those feelings that we all have, explains why we have them, and how we can keep them from defining and dictating our lives. A fascinating, thorough, and truly helpful book. I loved it!”–Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Calm the F*ck Down
“Hilariously witty, unflinchingly honest, and brimming with hope, THE BOOK OF MOODS teaches that with authenticity and a little self-coaching, you can take ownership of your emotions-and your own life. Lauren Martin’s contagious curiosity leads straight to what she calls “the cornerstone of chill.” And you know what? The journey is half the fun.”–Bobbi Brown
When it’s good, it’s great. When it’s bad, it’s terrible. The anthem of the moody woman. Charming then destructive. Powerful then weak. Can repopulate the earth but fall to pieces over a comment, a look, a delayed plane. But what if we could harness bad moods? How much greater, how much more, how much happier could we be if we could control the feelings, the moods, that consume us?
Five years ago, Lauren Martin was sure something was wrong with her. She had a good job in New York, an apartment in Brooklyn, a boyfriend, yet every day she wrestled with feelings of inferiority, anxiety and irritability.
It wasn’t until a chance encounter with a stranger who revealed that she also felt these things, that Lauren set out to better understand the hold that these moods had on her, how she could change them, and began to blog about the wisdom she uncovered. It quickly exploded into an international online community of women who felt like she did: lost, depressed, moody, and desirous of change.
Inspired by her audience to press even deeper, The Book of Moods shares Lauren’s journey to infuse her life with a sense of peace and stability. After five years studying the most fascinating, enigmatic and brilliant women of history, women who were known for their moods as much as their success – Frida Kahlo, Zelda Fitzgerald, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana – Words of Women founder, Lauren Martin combines lessons from these women, their failures, their strengths, their stories, with psychology and philosophy, to crack the code on what it means to turn our worst moods into our best lives. How to be not good, but GREAT, even when we don’t feel like it.