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 1,592 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, 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

  • Transformative

    5
    By brianprince1
    This book has been one of the most transformative books I’ve ever read. I am at a place right now where I absolutely needed this book. I don’t just have a changed mind, I have an upgraded perspective on everything from relationships to my outlook on my personal life values. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. Take your time and read this one. I think I’ll put this right next to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and The Purpose Driven Life on my bookshelf 📚
  • Great stuff

    5
    By Iceman255
    Very motivating! I came across this author listening to the Knowledge for Men podcasts. Marks writing style and focused content really gave me some great direction. I quickly found my thoughts refocusing with some of the content and direction provided in this book. His blog has also been a source of inspiration for me as I read this book. Great stuff folks, don’t hesitate to give this one a read!
  • Garbage

    1
    By Zach1356
    Author is a self serving ego driven douche
  • F-AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    5
    By Sam08191993
    Definitely recommend this book to everyone! Absolutely loved it!
  • Swinging out the gate

    4
    By younganon
    This book delivers right from the start. Tells you the reality with no filter. Not your normal everyday self help book. A must read and possibly my last self help book for a long time. Not sure how anyone can top this.
  • Just turned 70.

    5
    By from fordham road
    A real eye-opener. Loved the book and even more loved your honesty and outlook on so many basic things we take for granted or never even think about at all. THANKS!!
  • Great reading

    5
    By wzx28
    First place this book caught my attention because of the title. What sort of idiot picks such a title and gets a best seller out of it? I understand now. One can have a big mouth and be humble enough to teach you something valuable. It's worth a read.
  • 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!