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

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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, Mason 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.

Title:The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:006245773X
Format Type:Edición Kindle
Number of Pages:229 pages

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

  • Khadidja
    Nov 15, 2016

    Masterpiece, incredibly funny. i don't usally go for self help books cause to me they are all the same! Smile more, love more, hate less, don't give up, it's gonna be okay, it's all in your head. Blah...

  • Kevin Kelsey
    Jan 27, 2017

    Sort of an anti self-help book, meaning that it actually contains a useful philosophy, which is (mostly) just Buddhism dressed up a little for millennials. It's not as douchey as the title would have ...

  • Natalie
    Nov 22, 2016

    I went into this admittedly with quite some skepticism and entitlement— “what is this going to teach me that I don’t already know?”— but The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is truly one of t...

  • Jen
    May 23, 2016

    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 t...

  • Chance Lee
    Oct 04, 2016

    I'm not one for self-help books, but this one spoke to me: "The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is ...

  • Lenore
    Feb 08, 2017

    What a load of self-indulgent, sexist codswallop....

  • James
    Oct 22, 2016

    I'd review this book but I just don't... What's the phrase?...

  • Mischenko
    Nov 25, 2016

    I have mixed emotions on this. I was totally into reading it and it seemed great at first, but truthfully, for me, the best chapters were the last two. It's a positive message, but glad I didn't pay f...

  • Mary Monaghan
    Oct 02, 2016

    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, al...

  • TS Chan
    Jan 11, 2017

    3.5 stars.I don't read self-help books much but the title of this book piqued my curiosity; plus I had an Audible credit hanging around. From an audiobook perspective, I enjoyed this as the narrator w...