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 (4,145)

Cassian'sMom

This speaks my mind5 star

I love this book, I know because I read a new psychology book every month (I like understanding the human mind and I’m open for any type of view in the concept, no black & white) and I have never highlighted so much until I read this one. I believe, to be honest I’m a bit scared not to believe in higher power but I definitely don’t agree with religion , I don’t agree with so called karma either and I don’t believe something happened because it was destined to . This book is so good, it’s so straight to the point , so clear , so simple . I’m so happy I’m this woke at 31 years old and new mom. I totally recommend it, you get picked up and dropped slammed on the floor and picked up again. It teaches you exactly what you know but don’t want to open your mind to or accept . I could go on and on and on, but my English isn’t the best. Big thanks to everyone involved and to MM. Les recomiendo este libro , les habrirá la mente. 55

Mr Wee Fee

Life Changing Perspectives5 star

This book honestly changed my life. Mark Manson simplifies some of life’s most consuming issues and makes you realize that there’s thousands of other people just like you going through the same hurdles. And the way out is to accept them, embrace them, and learn to love them. 55

reytoosavage

Brilliant5 star

This book is brilliant. Mark has a great network of word choices making this book a very comfortable read. His concepts and metaphors are brilliant. This book will push you out of your comfort zone to view new perceptions. Thank you Mark for such an amazing book. I look forward to read more. 55

Rusharoniii

Easily one of the best books I have EVER read5 star

Read it. 55

Sye.

Best 15 dollar I have ever spent in my life.5 star

I gotta say, money well spent. It really helped me through a hard time. God bless you. 55

Chicknhip

Get this now!5 star

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

StaticWindBomb

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

Mrs.Regulator

Honestly5 star

Do yourself a favor and read this book! 55

Marine Chick

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck5 star

Raw and brilliant. 55

Dr.Plummerr

A book worth reading5 star

Don’t judge this book by its title. You are in for a treat if you decide to give this book a try. Loved it from beginning to end. What an amazing story from an amazing person... 55

Artifice1986

Brilliant4 star

Great read, good humor, true meaning. 45

AdrianaHarris

OBSESSED5 star

I’ve never read a book and pictured the author sitting me down and giving me a life lesson... thank you mark! 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

snzhnnl

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

candycane78

Great read5 star

I loved the book and it made sense. 55

mblguy80

Amazing!5 star

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

KingKaat

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


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