The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

By Mark Manson

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 1 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, s**t is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Reviews

  • Awesome Book

    5
    By slimbackatit
    Definitely a must read for anyone whose reading to live..
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    5
    By мчглцытыеы
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  • I recommend this read to everyone of all ages!

    5
    By TraeDH25
    Probably the most honest and helpful self improvement books I've ever read.
  • Solid

    5
    By dave moffatt
    Excellent book. You will gain a perspective that will stick with you..
  • Best book... Ever.

    5
    By Appstoreman88
    Single handedly the best book I have ever read. Thank you Mark Manson.
  • Worth Reading

    5
    By Joa love
    Not quite done! I am in Chaper 6. But let me just say I have cried already 3 times! Truth is Mark and I think very much alike! If I can disagree with one thing it is in where he writes about "taking responsiblity” not all of us have full neurological abilties to do so. (he did said depending on circumstances but its still a touchy subject on my behalf) Its hard for one to do so when he/she can’t because of a disorder. On a brighter note because I am enjoying the book and feel it has so many important advice we can live off of, this is a must read readers!!
  • Excellent. Best pieces towards the end.

    5
    By Stupiuno
    This book is excellent. By the end of the book it all really comes together and you understand what the hell he is talking about. The big takeaway for me is that you need to be honest with yourself and with others. You / others may not always like to hear that, but you will find people who will reciprocate the honesty back over time. This will create healthy friendships, relationships and an all around lifestyle. Do not get hung up on people’s viewpoint of you, as much as you would like to fix that, there are only limited things you can do. You need to focus on yourself and progress yourself and good people will end up in your life.
  • Great

    5
    By Fluids suave
    Very motivational..I'm not a big fan of books of this sort but this here opened my mind to another perception on life🙌🏾
  • Great read

    5
    By DrawBaus
    Very eye opening, all of his stories are explained very well with great emotional feel, makes the book very relatable.
  • Thought-provoking

    3
    By Kayleejean92
    There were passages that were truly remarkable and insightful, but there was also some severe contradictions. I initially read the book to understand how to let go and how to possibly mature emotionally and spiritually. However, Manson would essentially say 'don't give a f*ck about anything,' then go on to say 'give a f*ck about some stuff though.' He explained somewhat 'what' to give a f*ck about, but I feel like I already knew his main points as an adult. His attempts to bring in stories and examples were somewhat decent but could've been more inspiring. I also did not agree with some of his points, and I think sometimes you have to worry or care to be worth something in life. You have to make an effort to get anywhere, and Manson himself also made effort throughout his life and even with the writing of this book. I will say though that the book definitely had me thinking and it was hard to put down. Worth the read.

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