Be More Harry by Satu Hämeenaho-Fox

The Blurb On The Back:

”What would Harry do?”

Songwriter, trendsetter, social activist, mindfulness master – we’d all love to be more like Harry Styles.  This “Golden” guide asked with Styles wisdom, will show you how.

Want to learn how to be your most authentic self, have the confidence to wear what you want, ad find inner peace?  Discover how Harry finds his sparkle, so you can too.

Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

You can order BE MORE HARRY by Satu Hämeenaho-Fox from Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

The Review (Cut For Spoilers):

Satu Hämeenaho-Fox is a writer, editor, pop culture fan and theorist.  This self-help book, featuring bright and cheerful illustrations by Nastka Drabot, uses Harry Styles (including his work and things he has said) to set out some guidelines for how to live your life.  There was nothing here that I disagreed with and if you know someone who is into Styles, then this is a fun, fannish book for them to check out.

I picked this up because I do read a lot of self-help books but I should admit that although I know who Harry Styles is and can name a couple of his songs, I’m not a massive fan and certainly don’t know a great deal about him.  This book is clearly aimed at fans (or as the book calls them, Harries) as it does assume that you know what he wears, what he thinks about certain issues and his various career aims.  Saying that, I don’t think it does so in an alienating way – certainly I came away with more of an idea of who Styles is and the way Hämeenaho-Fox brings that back to ways in which you can live your own life is smartly done.

The book is divided into 5 sections:

– Be Bold

– Light Up Your World

– Keep Your Friends Close

– Treat Everyone Equally

– Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Each section then contains a series of maxims, e.g. Take The Chance, See The Bigger Picture, and Redefine What Success Means To You with a paragraph bringing that back to something that Styles has said or done and how you can apply that to your life.  I think that the points made about how to live or improve your life are valid although I would have liked some of them to recognise that it takes courage to do things like wearing what you want and not being afraid to be silly so some kind of advice on how to do that would have been useful.

All in all, I think this is a great book for any Harry Styes fan in your life that has some useful life tips as well.  

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