'An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places.' Kirkus
'Hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you're willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f*cking better life.' Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of nerdfitness.com
EVERYTHING WE'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES IS WRONG. NOW SUPERSTAR BLOGGER MARK MANSON TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT RIGHT.
For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Mark Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, according to Manson, is the understanding that 'sometimes s**t is f*cked up and we have to live with it.'
Manson says that instead of trying to turn lemons into lemonade, we should learn to stomach lemons better, and stop distracting ourselves from life's inevitable disappointments chasing 's**t' like money, success and possessions. It's time to re-calibrate our values and what it means to be happy: there are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, he says, so we need to figure out which ones really matter.
From the writer whose blog draws two million readers a month and filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the 'let's-all-feel-good' mindset that has infected modern society.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A raucous dismantling of the neuroses that prevent 21st-century humans from enjoying their short time on earth, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fu*k is a common-sense guide to freeing oneself of perfection complexes, self-hatred, the blame game and other mental traps. Mark Manson’s instructions on casting aside society’s sillier expectations and living a better life are both profane and profound. His disarmingly honest writing style adds a refreshing edge—think Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff but with references to Pantera T-shirts and Spider-Man.
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All of the swearing mixes in with the real concept of the book to make this one of the best books I have ever read. I am in the middle of Mark’s sequel and I am really enjoying it.
Jack, (12 years old)
Well written. Complex concepts are delivered in a tangible manner . Taps into the unconscious parts of the mind and tries to create a subtext for a narrative between the numerous concurrent thought processes and emotions. Humour is used to ground and equalise . Not all of the messages are appropriate for everyone but as the title clearly states ,you can chose to give a f$ck or not. I suppose people whom have bought this book have already self selected in missing the point; this group clearly gives a f$ck. Looking forward to further work by Mark Manson