The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
'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
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 shit 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 'shit' 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.
Really makes you think. I liked that about it.
Good, bad a new wtf?
The first half of this book made perfect sense to me, it made me question everything I have learnt so far.. I found some of this maybe should be taken with a grain of salt. Lastly, I’m confused.. am I meant to aim to be the best at my career? Or just yolo it and hope for the best? I understand I shouldn’t be a know and always be learning. Overall, enjoyed the book and I will be looking at life differently from here on.