Book cover - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Author Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Author Mark Manson

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Our score: 4.5
From 9,778 Ratings

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Summary

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - #1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 10 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, shit 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.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Review

  • An amazing book

    By Jbvhgc
    I absolutely loved this book, Mark wrote many things I didn’t know I needed to hear.
  • Best Life Changing Book

    By An_Brezzy(the truth speaker)
    This book is all about perspective, I loved it because of how eye opening it is. I never really noticed how much nonsense I was really holding on to till this book, very helpful book 10/10
  • No pages

    By Capt_brad
    Paid for the book only got 22 pages
  • Must read!

    By 9684821690
    Amazing. Absolutely life changing. Cannot recommend enough.

    By Reveal_15
    Incredible read. Changes my outlook on so many aspects of life!
  • LOVED every page of this

    By cheftoe
    I’m in my late twenties, feel like I’m letting the days pass me by.. I felt it was destined for me to read this as it continued to pop up on my recommended list. I’m so glad I read this, I understand myself a little more, and am willing to ask the hard questions. We are worth investing in ourselves. This book was fantastic, would highly recommend!
  • Loved it, touched every life-point

    By shatirado
    Must read
  • Mwa it is so good buy it

    By wild cat queen
    So good
  • Life changing.

    By JulianaH24
    I have read this book for the 3rd time since I’ve gotten it a year and a half ago. Every time it has given me something else to learn and take in. Never disappoints. I have recommended this to every person I talk to every time I have a chance. The author is very blunt and makes you feel like he’s the friend you need in life who is giving you advice about life. I have now bought the audio and it’s that much better and funnier. I encourage you to read this if you are serious about putting in change into your life without any excuses because this will teach you to take responsibility for your actions and how to react or not react to things. Please read! Take many notes!
  • Buy it NOW

    By Kia Babia
    I reread this book every year and take a new perspective from it every time. Worth the investment, and is one of those transformational books. Love it!!


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