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 second book by blogger and author Mark Manson. It was published under the imprint of HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, and was released on September 13, 2016.As of February 2018, over 2 million copies of the book had been sold...

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Amazing Read!5 star

I absolutely love this book so far. 55


Great book5 star

Everyone should read this book! 55

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Amazing5 star

This was the very first book I read since out of high school and I’m only 20. I thought I’d giving reading a shot and that this be my first book. No regrets in reading this book. Very inspiring and gives a good perspective on your life. 55


Good start4 star

If you’re just getting into self help books this is a good place to start, it has a lot of basics that get covered. 45


I got hooked5 star

I picked up the book started reading the first pages, and found myself liking the book. Has some great views and it’s straight to the point 55


Very insightful5 star

Great read. Very honest and eye opening. I’ll probably read it again, and probably again after that. 55

Booise Mac

Speeches5 star

Very informative & entertaining! 55


Just what i needed5 star

Sometimes it’s nice to have it given to you straight. This made me want to consider another point of view! Loved it. It was just what i didn’t know i needed! 55

Manny Jordan 23

Awesome!5 star

Book was by far a very eye opening experience. It spoke to me in volumes, thank you to the author for this amazing work! 55


Good Read5 star

Helps you look at things in a different way! liked reading it and easy to read and understand. makes you think about some good stuff 55


Game changer.5 star

I just finished and I want to read it again to make sure I learn all the concepts Mark explains. Like he says - they may seem backwards - but in them you find freedom and fearlessness. I’m ready for that! 55


I can relax now...5 star

A simple jewel 55


Highly recommend5 star

This book changed my mindset on life! 55


Life changing5 star

Mark’s interpretation of living a good meaningful life is etched out in this book. Before reading this book, I overcompensated for my lack of desire to be a better version of myself. Post-read, I am liberated and ready to take on the world and all the mistakes and issues that it will give me in return of my hard work. Such a great read! 55

Mister christos

Fantastic book5 star

This is a great read from start to finish. 55


Really Enjoyed Reading4 star

This book is a good one to read and really makes you think. There are some parts that I feel like the author may just not think the way I do and I just cannot identify. It's good to read from a different perspective though. Overall worth it. 45


It is a great start or first step.4 star

I needed a mindset changer and it started new thoughts, or at least my own new thoughts. That is what I was looking for, Thank you. 45


Must have!!5 star

This book is such a life changer, it's amazing!!! 55


Subtle of not giving a F**ck5 star

Awesome book I am fan of Mark Manson Books Why easy to follow an understanding @ the same time = Love It 👍 55


Awesome Book5 star

Definitely a must read for anyone whose reading to live.. 55

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