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 1,457 Ratings

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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

  • Powerful

    5
    By Dasheppardboy
    Great book! Mark captures the attention of anyone who is looking for improvement in their life. The ability to understand that life is short and only to concerning ourselves with matters, people, and life experiences that ultimately satisfy our purpose and legacy.
  • The Best Book I’ve Ever Read

    5
    By RMA126543
    Thank you for taking the time and the countless energy to write this book. I am a believer that books like this help and in many case probably save people. I appreciate you sharing this with all of us. Thanks.
  • Honestly

    5
    By Mrs.Regulator
    Do yourself a favor and read this book!
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

    5
    By Marine Chick
    Raw and brilliant.
  • A book worth reading

    5
    By Dr.Plummerr
    Don’t judge this book by its title. You are in for a treat if you decide to give this book a try. Loved it from beginning to end. What an amazing story from an amazing person...
  • Entitlement exposed

    5
    By Hubsterrrrrrr
    Yes, we are a generation that got more than we earned. Yes, Marc Manson made sense of the shame and guilt we all carry. Yes, we need to change, less whining and more giving a f**k about... well, that’s still in the making. When is book number two coming out? No but seriously, great perspective, humble and simple yet so profound.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Artifice1986
    Great read, good humor, true meaning.
  • OBSESSED

    5
    By AdrianaHarris
    I’ve never read a book and pictured the author sitting me down and giving me a life lesson... thank you mark!
  • What a splendid book

    5
    By Jake M, Columbia, MO
    This book captures the essence of many views on living a wise and meaningful life. Very well written and entertaining. This is one of those books that you’re going to want to read again to remind yourself of the concepts and many important points it makes straightforwardly. Thanks to Mark for getting this out there and best going forward. Jake McMahon Columbia, MO
  • So good

    5
    By snzhnnl
    This book is on point! It didn’t just called me out but it helped me to give good advise to others because I was in control of who I was and knew what I stood for!

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