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

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

By Mark Manson

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 7,761 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 1 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.


  • Worth reading

    By Aa312539/
    This book absolutely worth reading! You won't regret spending time reading it, the whole idea of the book is about telling you how to deal with your life's values. It doesn't give you fake inspirational sentences. when you read it you will face reality as it is, which i found it really cool.
  • Yup

    By Kidpacer
    This is the one
  • Hard start, but worth it

    By 333lucky333
    After reading the first few pages, I almost abandoned this book. It wasn’t what I wanted to read. Somewhere in the second chapter, I realized it was what I needed to read. Finishing the book confirmed it. It has pearls of wisdom tucked in between unconventional words and stories. The writing is rough at times, but worth the struggle.
  • A Hopeful Reminder...

    By dognbutterfly
    Really insightful...a spoonful of hope reminding us that we always have a choice...
  • Couldn’t put it down!!!

    By lbns1995
    Loved this book!!! Definitely puts things into perspective
  • Was OK

    By Mladen011
    Nothing special
  • Great read!

    By HealthyCrumbz
    I read this book every year, so motivating and puts life into perspective.
  • Dope read

    By Brayam C. 123
    Definitely recommend to anyone.
  • Awesome!

    By dboysunface
    Just read it! This book gave me a brand new way of looking at life entirely.
  • Loved this book!!!!

    By Naomi_reads
    Every part of this book spoke directly to me, one of my favorites!!



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