The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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, Mason 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.

Title:The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:006245773X
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:224 pages

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Reviews

  • Khadidja
    Nov 15, 2016

    Masterpiece, incredibly funny. i don't usally go for self help books cause to me they are all the same! Smile more, love more hate less, don't give up, it's gonna be okay, it's all in your head blah b...

  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 2016

    I went into this admittedly with quite some skepticism and entitlement— “what is this going to teach me that I don’t already know?”— but The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is truly one of t...

  • Chance Lee
    Oct 04, 2016

    I'm not one for self-help books, but this one spoke to me: "The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is ...

  • TS Chan
    Jan 11, 2017

    3.5 stars.I don't read self-help books much but the title of this book piqued my curiosity; plus I had an Audible credit hanging around. From an audiobook perspective, I enjoyed this as the narrator w...

  • Zoe
    Oct 02, 2016

    Nothing illuminating in this book but it is VERY funny. What the writer wrote about is something we know but often forget. So it was a good reminder for us to focus on the important things. ...

  • Johnny
    Sep 19, 2016

    I listened to the audible version of this book, well read by Roger Wayne.I was misled by the title. I pre-ordered this book from some recommendation and forgot about it until it showed up, at which po...

  • jeremy
    Jul 24, 2016

    i have alighted upon mark manson's blog several times over the years and have often been able to take away a semi-precious insight or renewed perspective because of it. with his somewhat iconoclastic,...

  • Jen
    May 29, 2016

    Based on the title, I was pretty stoked for this, and the introductory essay explaining the author's Not Giving a F*ck theory made a lot of sense to me and made me really happy. Essentially, he says t...

  • Kenneth
    Jan 07, 2017

    Rating self help books or books on spirituality is difficult. I've read more of these books than is probably good for me over the years. My conclusion is that how much I like a book of this type has a...

  • Jelle Derckx
    Sep 14, 2016

    De visie van Mark is interessant, confronterend en vooral heel waar. Niet voor niets lees ik zijn boek in een dag uit. Nu 4 sterren maar de tijd zal leren of het er 5 worden....