#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, 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 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.
All I can say is I loved it.55
How good is this book?35
I do like the Authors opinions about being successful. My parents get paid well but they wish they different jobs. My mom hates being a teacher sometimes because of discipline and rudeness their. My dad which wanted to be a game creater but is stuck with helping business websites. I want to be a scientist or a game coder but even life’s a struggle for me because of school and proving that I’m responsible and mature. And I’m trying to fight off my sadness and angry outbursts. Every time I get angry I cry to prevent myself from getting in violent fights. So not give a f$&k about life is only sometimes helpful...35
Starts off interesting, unwinds into subjective concepts most likely taken from the author’s own experiences .25
This book has changed my life and many ways you would not understand. Thank you.55
Rehash of old Material-one star at best‼️‼️‼️👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻15
Changes perspective on dealing with life and all of the issues that come along. Hard to change habits but being aware is already helping out so much.55
There are so moments where I’m enjoying this book because of how the author’s words flow off the page and create these vivid, inspiring, thoughts inside the reader then it’s just ruined by the fact that you read F%&k 26 times in thirty seconds.25