The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson

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, shit 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

  • Catchy title

    4
    By Treinz031
    I give the book a letter grade of a B. It has some true gems of wisdom but overall I felt that the author wasn’t providing as much substance as I was looking for.
  • 🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽

    5
    By Romello32
    This books really makes you think, think deeper about thing you care about and don’t care about. This book helped me realize I need to loosen up a little and live more. Be yourself.
  • A treasure

    5
    By Balsybelsy
    Clarity. That is what this book did for me, give me clarity on exactly what life is about. I have dedicated my life to the service of others, to find myself, and to make enough money to be able to live comfortably. Although I enjoy what I do, I think that somewhere along the way, I missed replaced my metric value with something frivolous, and that left me feeling empty. I am slowly getting back to what’s really important and this book is a great guide for me in that sense.
  • What can I say?

    5
    By Sad Psycho
    If you are looking for a book that will inspire you, that will help you out of your depressive rut… this is the book. This is hands down the best book I have ever read, Mansons way of looking at the world, is similar to what most of us think we see, but he conveys it in a way that is undeniable, and boarder lining overwhelming. I am usually not a big reader, but I read this book a second time less than a month after I finished it the first, and than several months after that. I love this book, and cannot thank Manson enough, for sharing his views.
  • Thank you

    5
    By Vvvbarbara
    And thank you again
  • Interesting read

    5
    By TFBR99
    Great book
  • What’s This?

    1
    By Ola65hap64/
    I was poised to buy this, but the sample in the English audio book was in another language (Japanese). I’m not risking getting it in the wrong language and fighting to get it changed or refunded.
  • Greatness

    5
    By Gray990$
    Best book I’ve ever read
  • Choose Carefully.

    5
    By Nick Gransaull
    Excellent read. Focus on what is truly important and what legacy you want to leave, what difference you want to make to this project called humanity. Thank you.
  • Must read!

    5
    By Dcadams007
    I think this should be required reading for college freshmen.