The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

About the Author: Mark Manson

Mark Manson born 1984 is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and former dating coach Since 2007, he s been helping people with their emotional and relationship problems He has worked with thousands of people from over 30 different countries He regularly writes and updates his blog at

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  • 224 pages
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Mark Manson
  • English
  • 10 September 2018
  • 9780062457738

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeIn 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.

10 thoughts on “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

  1. Clumsy Storyteller says:

    Masterpiece, incredibly funny i don t usally go for self help books cause to me they are all the same Smile , love , hate less, don t give up, it s gonna be okay, it s all in your head Blah blah blah but this one was the exception Anything with curse words on the cover picks my interest P The first half of it was my favorite, the aim of this book is to help the reader to think a little bit clearly about what they re choosing to find important in life and what they re choosing to find unimportant.These are few of my favrite quotes in this book The desire for positive experience is itself a negative experience And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one s negative experience is itself a positive experience.Self improvement and success often occur together But that doesn t necessarily mean they re the same thing.Our culture today is obsessively focused on unrealistically positive expectations Be happier Be healthier Be the best, better than the rest Be smarter, faster, richer, sexier, popular, productive, envied, and admired Be perfect and amazing and crap out twelve karat gold nuggets before breakfast each morning while kissing your selfie ready spouse and two and a half kids goodbye Then fly your helicopter to your wonderfully fulfilling job, where you spend your days doing incredibly meaningful work that s likely to save the planet one day Ironically, this fixation on the positive on what s better, what s superior only serves to remind us over and over again of what we are not, of what we lack, of what we should have been but failed to be After all, no truly happy person feels the need to stand in front of a mirror and recite that she s happy She just is.Everyone and their TV commercial wants you to believe that the key to a good life is a nicer job, or a rugged car, or a prettier girlfriend, or a hot tub with an inflatable pool for the kids The world is constantly telling you that the path to a better life is , , buy , own , make , fuck , be You are constantly bombarded with messages to give a fuck about everything, all the time Give a fuck about a new TV Give a fuck about having a better vacation than your coworkers Give a fuck about buying that new lawn ornament Give a fuck about having the right kind of selfie stick.The Feedback Loop from HellThere s an insidious quirk to your brain that, if you let it, can drive you absolutely batty Tell me if this sounds familiar to you You get anxious about confronting somebody in your life That anxiety cripples you and you start wondering why you re so anxious Now you re becoming anxious about being anxious Oh no Doubly anxious Now you re anxious about your anxiety, which is causing anxiety Quick, where s the whiskey

  2. Mary Monaghan says:

    I started out liking this book, I really did By the time I was halfway in, his smug attitude about things he frankly knows jack shit about were getting on my nerves He made some excellent points, all of which have been made countless times by other, competent writers Read Sartre, Camus, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, and various Buddhist texts instead Regurgitating Eastern philosophy and existentialism while swearing a lot only gets you so far I stopped reading and returned this book.

  3. Amy Joseph says:

    Have you ever been in a bar and had a know it all tell you everything you need to know about life without any evidence to back up what he s saying That s what this book felt like.

  4. Kevin Kelsey says:

    Posted at HeradasSort of an anti self help book, meaning that it actually contains a useful philosophy, which is mostly just Buddhism Stoicism dressed up a little for millennials It s not as douchey as the title would have you think, and it s very entertaining There s a lot of cross over with Carl Sagan s The Demon Haunted World, surprisingly A lot of good advice for those, like me, who over stress themselves about mostly nothing at all I really loved it I ll probably circle back to it a few times in the future.

  5. Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️ says:

    If you follow my reviews blog at all, you probably already know that I am already a zero fucks given kind of gal when it comes to, well, bullshit.In fact, my best friend had the below picture as my contact photo in his phone for years.So it should come as no surprise that I, like many, was drawn to this book, 1 Because it has the word fuck in the title Duh And, 2 Because it s bright fucking orange That said, the chum was in the water for me already based on that alone But when I got to this I knew this book and I would be friends I am SO anti participation trophy it s ridiculous And, no, I don t care if that offends all the middle class helicopter moms and their special snowflakes Your kid needs to learn how to lose.That s how character is built, my friends.And that s pretty much one of the major points in this book actually.That and, simply put, prioritizing where you put your emotional energy aka your fucks Stuff I have a solid a handle on already But, full transparency, I read this out of curiosity and with a slim to none expectation of there being anything life changing to take away from it.Don t get me wrong, color me surprised, I thought this book made a lot of solid points.Some really good, well articulated ones actually I definitely do think this book has something to offer.For example, it reminded me that I need to stop hoping my sister and I form a BFF Sweet Valley High esque sister friendship and accept the fact that we are 35 fucking years old and it s just not gonna happen.And that s okay She only texts me when she wants or needs something and, while we love and respect each other we just aren t all THAT And that s okay As I said, it made good points none of which the author attempted to claim creating he just wrote it down in an easy, witty, sometimes offensive and conversational fashion with examples of his own life and personal epiphanies It did get a little ridiculous sometimes with how much he referred to his former bangs all the ladies behavior We get it, you are a walking dream machine eye roll It also contradicted itself a bit in some areas, though nothing detrimental in my eyes He also definitely walked a fine line when discussing certain issues as they pertain to women.Feminists and just some women in general will NOT appreciate this book Not gonna lie though, right or wrong, this book definitely appealed to my snarky, crass kind of humor, reminding me once again that I apparently have the personality and sense of humor of a dude But whatevers.That s not a fuck I care to give, apparently.

  6. Lenore says:

    What a load of self indulgent, sexist codswallop.

  7. libbyscreen says:

    I m not actually done yet, but this book is becoming problematic by the page In re false memories and page 128 False memories are absolutely a thing But when the example you use to illustrate this fact is a 1980 s feminist who falsely accused her father of abuse and you follow up with in the early 1980s and 1990s hundreds of innocent people were wrongly accused of sexual violence under similar circumstances Many of them went to prison for it you are being supremely irresponsible The casual reader who is not familiar with sexual violence and rape and abuse could easily walk away with the impression that survivors of sexual assault often make up their assault This is utterly, utterly untrue we know that rape and incest are some of the most under reported and under prosecuted crimes, and that the possibility of not being believed plays a big role in that Finally finished One star You don t need to read this book.

  8. Cheri says:

    Definitely written by and for straight, white, entitled males I have no fucks to give for this book or the author.

  9. Jen says:

    Based on the title, I was pretty stoked for this, and the introductory essay explaining the author s Not Giving a F ck theory made a lot of sense to me and made me really happy Essentially, he says that the internet and the media demand that we give a f ck about everything, but we only have so much time on Earth and so many f cks to give and we have to choose who and what we spend those f cks on Makes sense.Unfortunately, the rest of the book turns into the same self help drivel you see in any other how to be happy kind of book, only Manson starts to present the information with a tone reminiscent of an Andrew Dice Clay routine No bueno I ended up having to bail.

  10. Jaclyn Salem says:

    I knew after the first chapter that I probably wasn t the intended audience for this book Most of it was sort of a duh for me, but I continued on in hopes I would learn something newWOW, this author is SO self indulgent He misses no opportunity to remind us about what a complete fuckboi he was in his twenties The problem with this is that his tone and the fact that he brings it up over and over and over and over again makes it sound like it is almost a point of pride rather than something to be remorseful about There are a lot of re packaged Buddhist and psych truth nuggets in here, but they re definitely mired in a lot of privileged bullshit.