The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

#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.

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

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is the FCC first book by blogger and author Mark Manson. In it Manson argues that life's struggles give it meaning, and that the mindless positivity of typical self-help books is neither practical nor helpful. It was a bestseller...

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson Book Reviews (3,614)


Get this now!5 star

Great book. Changed the way I look at everything. 55


Wow.5 star

Eye opening read with a lot of twists and turns that keep your attention. 55

u dnt knw my name

Been there......5 star

Haven’t read it just yet. But from the Title on front of📖.... I think that’ll get us back ⛽️👍 55

Seek Failure

Life changing5 star

It really slapped me in the face (a couple times). It went against everything I believed in. But for some odd reason I just kept reading maybe because it was suggested by someone I adored or maybe because deep down I knew it was what I needed. Anyways I loved it and I agree with most of it if not all of it and I think if all of my generation read it we’d be in a better place! 55

third eye ball

Mind shift5 star

This book has opened up my third eye if you can say iv never looked at self from the perspective this book is making me look from 55


Great5 star

Good 55


Probing and thought provoking!4 star

The author does a great job at getting below surface. He exposes how shallowness and entitlement can creep into our lives and wreak havoc, only IF WE LET IT. Throughout the book, he dissects his most eye opening experiences. This guy is open, honest and brave. I give it four stars because some themes in this book are repetitive, nevertheless it is effective and in SOME case necessary. 45

Trainer Aaron

Not for me.1 star

I did not like the book at all. Everyone has there style, likes and dislikes but it just didn’t resinate with me. 15


Great!5 star

5 stars 55


Great Read5 star

Excellent book. Really puts reality into perspective. 55

Jake M, Columbia, MO

What a splendid book5 star

This book captures the essence of many views on living a wise and meaningful life. Very well written and entertaining. This is one of those books that you’re going to want to read again to remind yourself of the concepts and many important points it makes straightforwardly. Thanks to Mark for getting this out there and best going forward. Jake McMahon Columbia, MO 55


So good5 star

This book is on point! It didn’t just called me out but it helped me to give good advise to others because I was in control of who I was and knew what I stood for! 55


Great read5 star

I loved the book and it made sense. 55


Amazing!5 star

It will change how you see things. It should be required reading for all high school kids! 55


Bravo...4 star

Us as interesting reading this book. Instead of the instructional vibe one usually gets when reading texts of thus sort, the author formulates ideas in a way that makes you feel as if you’re peaking into his inner thoughts. A sort of self monologue. 45


Amazing!5 star

I really loved this book. Every tip is something that I needed to hear, in this point in my life. Thank you. 55


Amazing5 star

This is a must read! Helps you create your value in your life and live with purpose. 55


Like a great movie, I will no doubt read this book more than once.5 star

Honestly, one of the most insightful books I have ever read. I am reading a digital version of the book in which you can highlight sections that I find interesting. I’m pretty sure I have used this digital highlighter on about 90% of the books content. That pretty much sums it up for me. Brandon Wallace 55


Excellent5 star

Loved it. 55


Great read5 star

The ideas and thoughts in this book aren't earth shattering but are things we need to hear. 55

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