The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by 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, 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.


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    By BlakkFreezi
    A simple jewel
  • Highly recommend

    By Shandraaax3
    This book changed my mindset on life!
  • Life changing

    By Hdkaie
    Mark’s interpretation of living a good meaningful life is etched out in this book. Before reading this book, I overcompensated for my lack of desire to be a better version of myself. Post-read, I am liberated and ready to take on the world and all the mistakes and issues that it will give me in return of my hard work. Such a great read!
  • Fantastic book

    By Mister christos
    This is a great read from start to finish.
  • Really Enjoyed Reading

    By LifeOfLiz
    This book is a good one to read and really makes you think. There are some parts that I feel like the author may just not think the way I do and I just cannot identify. It's good to read from a different perspective though. Overall worth it.
  • It is a great start or first step.

    By Lilbit1011978
    I needed a mindset changer and it started new thoughts, or at least my own new thoughts. That is what I was looking for, Thank you.
  • Must have!!

    By Dnaelynn
    This book is such a life changer, it's amazing!!!
  • Subtle of not giving a F**ck

    By isleepsunrise
    Awesome book I am fan of Mark Manson Books Why easy to follow an understanding @ the same time = Love It 👍
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    By slimbackatit
    Definitely a must read for anyone whose reading to live..
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