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Trash Your Imposter Syndrome and Live the Unf*ckwithable Life You Deserve

by Ambirge, Ash

Fueled by her powerful personal narrative and unlikely path to success, Ash Ambirge shows how anyone can take even the worst of circumstances and turn them around to build the life and career they really want.

Fresh, funny, and fearless, THE MIDDLE FINGER PROJECT is a point-by-point primer on how to get unstuck, slay imposter syndrome, trust in your own worth and ability, and become a strong, capable, wonderful, weird, brilliant, ballsy, unfuckwithable YOU.

After a string of dead-end jobs and a death in the family, Ash Ambirge was down to her last $26 and sleeping in a K-mart parking lot when she faced the truth: No one was coming to her rescue. It was up to her to appoint herself.
That night led to what eventually became a six-figure freelance career as a sought-after marketing and copywriting consultant, all while sipping coffee from her front porch in Costa Rica.

She then launched The Middle Finger Project, a blog and online course hub, which has provided tens of thousands of young "women who disobey" with the tools and mindset to give everyone else's expectations the finger and get on their own paths to happiness, wealth, independence, and adventure.

In her book, Ambirge draws on her unconventional personal story to offer a fun, bracing, and occasionally potty-mouthed manifesto for the transformative power of radical self-reliance. Employing the signature wit and wordsmithing she used to build an avid following, she offers advice along the lines of:

- The best feeling in the world is knowing who you are and what you're capable of doing.
- Life circumstances are not life sentences. If a small-town girl who grew up in a trailer park can make it, so can you.
- What you believe about yourself will either murder your chances or save your life. So why not believe something good?
- You don't need a high-ranking job title to be authorized to contribute. You just need to contribute.
- Be your own authority. Authority only works as long as you trust that someone smarter than you is making the rules.
- The way you become a force is by being the most radically real version of yourself that you can be.
- You only have 12 fucks a day to give, so use them wisely.

Ash Ambirge is an internet entrepreneur, creative writer, speaker, and advocate for women being brave and doing disobedient things with their careers and their lives. She is the creator of The Middle Finger Project. She splits her time between Philadelphia and traveling the world.

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This book is a reminder that even in our darkest hours we can be resourceful and courageous. Ash reminds us that we are worthy of so much and stronger than we know. Everyone who reads this will be better for it.

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A hilarious guidebook to reject the status quo and live your unf*ckwithable life. This is the anti-self-help self-help book you'll be giving to all your friends.

Quote: Amber Rae, author of Choose Wonder Over Worry

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A voice we must pay attention to, and a must-read for anyone who has never felt good enough (ahem: that's everyone).

Quote: Susie Moore, life coach and advice columnist, author of What If It Does Work Out

Gutsy, bright, and filled with the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and irreverence, this book makes you realize that it really is all possible - even for those of us who've been knocked around in life, don't fit the 'standard mold,' and truly despise green juice.

Quote: Jenny Foss, founder and CEO of; LinkedIn Learning Author

This funny and fabulously insightful book is f*cking golda must-read for any woman who is ready to stop playing small in life.

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I f*cking love a woman who knows what she wants and how to get itand even better, is willing to share her secrets so we can all get ours too. Ash Ambirge is a whole mood, and trust me: you want to be in it.

Quote: Sarah Knight, NYT bs author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

Q&A for wellness vertical

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Q&A with Marietta Genntles

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Every woman who has felt even an iota of dissatisfaction in her life needs to read this book. Ash's insight and wisdom is a gift to us all.

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