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

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Summary

Written By Mark Manson

Readers Score: 4.5/5
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Rated by 6,502 Readers

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Book Summary

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#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, shit 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.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a Self-Improvement book, written By Mark Manson. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 6,502 Readers who strongly recommends this book.


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Would this be the next book you read? See What Top Readers Think!

  • Don’t get the hype

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    By Janehowze
    A minor waste of time. There are so many better self help books. “The four agreements” “you can heal your life”.
  • Deeper than I expected!

    5
    By ryan2283
    Wow. This book was amazing. I'll be revisiting my favorite concepts frequently. Helped me put a lot into perspective.
  • Wow

    5
    By Elvisboy666777
    What a great read. Manson takes you through all the steps you need to get on an even keel and get some perspective on life. Do yourself a favor and read it.

Comments

  • Title this under “would have made a better blog post”

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    By 175680
    ... but not really enough here for a full book. The only salient point I really walked away with is the fact that he’s in love with the sound of his own ideas.
  • Astounding

    5
    By Ravenvile
    All I can say is I loved it.
  • Anybody have a suggestion ?

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    By Bilimdan
    How good is this book?
  • Ok it’s nice

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    By Brę_J
    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...
  • Mediocre at best

    2
    By fatdoinks69
    Starts off interesting, unwinds into subjective concepts most likely taken from the author’s own experiences .
  • Trash

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    By thejackreader
    Trash
  • Mad good would def recommend so far !

    5
    By Shahs bandana
    MADDDDDD GOOODDDDD
  • Thank you.

    5
    By Lakaya Yvonne
    This book has changed my life and many ways you would not understand. Thank you.
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    By Katzee24
    Rehash of old Material-one star at best‼️‼️‼️👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻