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
4.5
From 8,653 Ratings

Description

#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

  • Audiobook version is awesome!!!

    5
    By luiggispodMD
    narrator makes it incredibly entertaining!
  • Eye Opening

    5
    By Sz192
    This book forces you to see the error in your ways, you thinking, your habits, everything about you. It addresses all aspects of life and how you’ve gone through life completely wrong, it makes you think beyond your usual and be honest with yourself. A great read!
  • Loved this book!

    5
    By @bree.worthy_
    So good and transparent. I really enjoyed reading this book.
  • 😩🖐 THE NAME THO

    5
    By KITTY-OM-NMs.
    Just, wow 👏
  • 5/5

    4
    By jocceeeelyn
    Great book!
  • Over rated

    1
    By Nickname Taken 101
    Wish I could get a refund 😕
  • Let go…

    2
    By OhkayFré
    Despite any suffering, let go and let… (enter w/e here) . Drags on like a muhh..
  • SOLID. EXTREMELY SOLID

    5
    By BouchKadoosh
    I really enjoyed this read. It forces you to put things in perspective and reevaluate how your scale your life and your decisions. I recommend to anyone and everyone.
  • Eye opener…

    5
    By DaniLynn0919
    This is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Really one of the best I’ve ever read. An absolute must read no matter what stage of life you may be in.
  • Shoots From the Hip

    5
    By twilight4awe
    No punches pulled; Loved the style and content. Really resonated with me.