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. 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 (4,666)

EchoWhiskeyBravo

Important Advice for the Superficial and Easily Fooled3 star

If you are someone who obsesses about what others have, what you think they have, your perception of their relationships and how you're just not worthy because you can't acquire/achieve what you think others have, then you should read this. It contains great advice for learning how to not care about others' perceived accomplishments. If that sort of thing is stressing you out, then this would be a very worthwhile read. If you are confident in your own abilities and accomplishments, acquiring and reading this book might not be a good use of your time. For example, if you purchase a camera, a car, clothing, etc. because its what *you* want, then you have already accomplished much of what this book is about. However, if you constantly purchase items because you feel that it is what is necessary to impress people that you don't even know well, then you definetly need this book. 35

preacher o7

S5 star

Dw 55

Shimton

Very good5 star

This is the first self help book I have ever read and I do not regret reading it. Some good perspectives in here but I would say don’t take everything he says too liberally. 55

Leryan

Just the from the sample...3 star

Tyler Durden. “What’s that smell...?” 35

Vilekris

Amazing5 star

Really eye-opening and revealing. Sometimes you have to hear it even if you don't like what is being said. Amazing book and the messages and concepts are spot on. Thank you 55

Realkalvin

Positively Counterintuitive5 star

This read was very interesting since it forced the reader to change their perspective of what is and is not important. Will be rereading in the near future. 55

Brandongian621

self review5 star

This book really makes you think about yourself and how easily you can improve your own life and make you wonder why you haven’t already 55

MSLitco

It’s the title that makes you buy it.3 star

The book is ok if you get past the first two chapters. The end is more egotistical writer bravado. It’s an read easy book, you can get through it efficiently. So, kudos to the editor for making it a fun read, its the middle that drives the authors message. The books intellectual and make you think through things. 35

blackandwhite

Truly new approach and enlightening !5 star

I’ve read so many “self-help” books and this one spoke to me in a unique way.. This book helps you view life differenly from the straight-up positive thinking approach. It was meant for me at the right time of life… But ultimately… all we’re driven for lies within this book. MUST READ! 55

DennisTudor

Amazing5 star

Perfect, couldn’t ask for better 55

gabegonzo64

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

Albra'aMoh'd

Brilliant5 star

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MunetheGoon

Excellent5 star

If you need it. Read it! 55

Janehowze

Don’t get the hype2 star

A minor waste of time. There are so many better self help books. “The four agreements” “you can heal your life”. 25

jennalynn117

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck4 star

Great book. This book gave me a different perspective on life. I feel that many people judge the title, but the title is just trying to say what and what not to let effect you in life. Truly an inspiring page turner. If you are an unhappy or lost person in life, I encourage you to read this book. Thank you Mark Mason for showing me what is important and what truly matters in life. 45

Glitter is gold

What a great read5 star

Talk about a sudden realization of things in life we can change to make the load easier! I just finished the book and am going to read it over again. I feel as though any and everyone can relate somehow to this book. 55

trillNook

Good book4 star

Very informative 45

iambrianprince

Transformative5 star

This book has been one of the most transformative books I’ve ever read. I am at a place right now where I absolutely needed this book. I don’t just have a changed mind, I have an upgraded perspective on everything from relationships to my outlook on my personal life values. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. Take your time and read this one. I think I’ll put this right next to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and The Purpose Driven Life on my bookshelf 📚 55

Iceman255

Great stuff5 star

Very motivating! I came across this author listening to the Knowledge for Men podcasts. Marks writing style and focused content really gave me some great direction. I quickly found my thoughts refocusing with some of the content and direction provided in this book. His blog has also been a source of inspiration for me as I read this book. Great stuff folks, don’t hesitate to give this one a read! 55

Zach1356

Garbage1 star

Author is a self serving ego driven douche 15


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