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  • Published: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780753553480
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

The Middle Finger Project

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




Ash Ambirge – creator of The Middle Finger Project, a revolutionary online community that makes working women feel creative, inspired and alive again – shares her inspiring story so others can blaze their own path to success


Do you have an existential crisis every time your alarm goes off?
Did you used to be fun/effervescent/happy/less of a bitter old b*tch – and now, let’s just say, YOU ARE NOT?
Do you want to feel creative, inspired and, well, just ALIVE again?

Let Ash Ambirge - one of Huffington Post's 50 Must-Follow Women, and founder of the multi-million-dollar, multi-award-winning website and blog The Middle Finger Project - offer you a spunky new alternative to traditional concepts of ‘work’.

Growing up in a trailer park, by her twenty-first birthday Ash was a jobless, homeless orphan with only $26 to her name. But even with the odds stacked against her, she changed her fortune forever by starting her million-dollar business from the backseat of her car. Ash gave the finger to convention, blazed her own path, and finally found work she loved. And she wants to show you how she did it.

Whether you’re an individual freelancer, self-made entrepreneur, or part of a larger corporation but not realising your dreams, Ash draws on her unconventional personal story to offer a fun, bracing, and occasionally potty-mouthed manifesto for the transformative power of radical self-reliance. Her paradigm-shifting advice will teach you how to hack your own success, create your own career options, rid yourself of imposter syndrome, and leverage your creativity to make it to the top. Told with her characteristic wit and no-bullshit attitude, this book is a must-read for anyone feeling stuck, restless, and doubtful of everything, especially themselves.

  • Pub date: 18 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780753553480
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Ash Ambirge

When she’s not telling stories about growing up in a trailer and rallying for women to appoint themselves, Ash Ambirge is running her internationally recognised business and entrepreneurship blog The Middle Finger Project, and trying hard to avoid every writer’s worst nightmare: Pancake ass. She currently divides her time between Philadelphia, Chile and Costa Rica.


Praise for The Middle Finger Project

“I f*cking love a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it – and 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.”

Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

“If you don't believe in yourself, who will? Ash is here to help you see that you have more chances to make a ruckus than you ever thought possible.”

Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing

“I wouldn’t have had the career I have without having followed Ash’s work. Every woman who has felt even an iota of dissatisfaction in her life needs to read this book. My business book of the year, hands-down.”

Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

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

Noor Hibbert, Life and Business Coach, author of Just F*cking Do It

“Ashley Ambirge is Ryan Gosling-sent proof that you can live life on your own terms, burn up the rule book and do what lights you up. The Middle Finger Project is the instruction manual for people who don't read the manual.”

Matthew Kimberley, author of Get a F*cking Grip

“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 buying for all your friends.”

Amber Rae, bestselling author of Choose Wonder Over Worry

“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.”

Cathy Heller, author of Don’t Keep Your Day Job

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

Susie Moore, Life Coach and Advice Columnist, author of What if It Does Work Out?

“Who the F says you have to be a good girl, ask permission, pay your dues, punch in, clock out, stick with one hair color, live the kind of life where a bean bag is “company culture” and you have to label your yogurt? Whoever says it, Ash Ambirge has a simple reply – and you’ll find yourself raising a finger, too.”

Laura Belgray, author of Talking Shrimp

“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.”

Jenny Foss, Founder & CEO of JobJenny.com & LinkedIn Learning Author

“Ash’s writing might make you quit your job, start a whole new life, and feel braver than you’ve ever felt before.”

Jamie Varon, founder of Shatterboxx


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