Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies

by Tara Schuster

The Pitch

By the time she was in her late twenties, Tara Schuster was a sought-after TV executive who had worked with Jon Stewart and launched Key & Peele to viral superstardom. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath that veneer of success, she was a chronically anxious, self-medicating mess. No one knew that her road to adulthood had been paved with depression, anxiety, and shame, owing in large part to her minimally parented upbringing. She realized she’d hit rock bottom when she drunk-dialed her therapist pleading for help.

My Thoughts

** spoiler alert ** This book strives to help anyone who feels they need assistance and improving their life. The writer, tells the story of how she improved her self that endears the reader to see how the story ends. You can feel from the words coming out that this is a tale that feels all too relatable and probably has parts that most can connect to. In fact, that’s is this book’s greatest success in that the writer doesn’t feel like someone preaching or telling but instead is someone, like a friend, you’re listening to tell a personal story. That familiar tone enforces this happened and we can all go through a journey like this.


4 out of 5. It’s a great book and a good change of pace to break up the monotony of reading the same type of book over and over again.



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