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Publisher Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 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 modern 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.

Roger Wayne
hr min
September 13

Customer Reviews

KS de Villiers ,

Mandatory reading

I work as a Physician in General practice. I have many patients struggling with common issues of depression and anxiety. Its been a long time since I read such an powerful synopsis of what the real issues are underlying why many of us are so unhappy. I can highly recommend this book to anyone!

SkiHard2002 ,

Gob smacked

I am still in shock after finishing this book this morning. Maybe it was my perception of the flippant nature of the title (albeit one of my favourite words), but I was totally unprepared for the profound insights I discovered in this entertaining read. Never have I had such clarity of purpose and meaning for my life presented in a way that made me both laugh and cry at the same time. I am amazed at how deep this book goes into critically important issues for our time. Yet, the author's style is fun and entertaining. A winning combination I cannot recommend enough. I wish everyone on the planet could read and embrace Mark Manson's vision of life.


The Subtle Art of ...

Worth the time and money...it really makes you think about where you put your energy in life and challenges you to think about why.

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