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 4,158 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

  • This speaks my mind

    5
    By Cassian'sMom
    I love this book, I know because I read a new psychology book every month (I like understanding the human mind and I’m open for any type of view in the concept, no black & white) and I have never highlighted so much until I read this one. I believe, to be honest I’m a bit scared not to believe in higher power but I definitely don’t agree with religion , I don’t agree with so called karma either and I don’t believe something happened because it was destined to . This book is so good, it’s so straight to the point , so clear , so simple . I’m so happy I’m this woke at 31 years old and new mom. I totally recommend it, you get picked up and dropped slammed on the floor and picked up again. It teaches you exactly what you know but don’t want to open your mind to or accept . I could go on and on and on, but my English isn’t the best. Big thanks to everyone involved and to MM. Les recomiendo este libro , les habrirá la mente.
  • Life Changing Perspectives

    5
    By Mr Wee Fee
    This book honestly changed my life. Mark Manson simplifies some of life’s most consuming issues and makes you realize that there’s thousands of other people just like you going through the same hurdles. And the way out is to accept them, embrace them, and learn to love them.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By reytoosavage
    This book is brilliant. Mark has a great network of word choices making this book a very comfortable read. His concepts and metaphors are brilliant. This book will push you out of your comfort zone to view new perceptions. Thank you Mark for such an amazing book. I look forward to read more.
  • Easily one of the best books I have EVER read

    5
    By Rusharoniii
    Read it.
  • Best 15 dollar I have ever spent in my life.

    5
    By Sye.
    I gotta say, money well spent. It really helped me through a hard time. God bless you.
  • Get this now!

    5
    By Chicknhip
    Great book. Changed the way I look at everything.
  • Wow.

    5
    By StaticWindBomb
    Eye opening read with a lot of twists and turns that keep your attention.
  • Been there......

    5
    By u dnt knw my name
    Haven’t read it just yet. But from the Title on front of📖.... I think that’ll get us back ⛽️👍
  • Life changing

    5
    By Seek Failure
    It really slapped me in the face (a couple times). It went against everything I believed in. But for some odd reason I just kept reading maybe because it was suggested by someone I adored or maybe because deep down I knew it was what I needed. Anyways I loved it and I agree with most of it if not all of it and I think if all of my generation read it we’d be in a better place!
  • Mind shift

    5
    By third eye ball
    This book has opened up my third eye if you can say iv never looked at self from the perspective this book is making me look from