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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Written by Mark Manson

Narrated by Roger Wayne


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Written by Mark Manson

Narrated by Roger Wayne

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4.5/5 (14,963 ratings)
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5 hours
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Released:
Sep 13, 2016
ISBN:
9780062562982
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Editor's Note

Unconventional, pragmatic advice…

Flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it’s hard not to label the book as anti-self-help. Yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book actually is. In the overcrowded and over-clichéd self-help genre, this is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.

Description

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 modern 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.

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 13, 2016
ISBN:
9780062562982
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

EbookSnapshot

About the author

Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (more than ten million copies sold worldwide) and a star blogger. Manson sold more than 250,000 copies of his self-published book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Before long, his off-the-cuff voice was resonating with a much broader audience via his brilliantly counterintuitive essays on happiness. With titles like “The Most Important Question of Your Life,” “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” and “No, You Can’t Have It All,” his work was reposted by Elizabeth Gilbert, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith, and Chelsea Handler. His site—markmanson.net—is read by two million people each month. Manson lives in New York City.



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  • How many self-help books have you read that use the cyclic logic "you'll feel happier if you think more positively"? Instead of deflecting issues with a smile, get a grip on adversity and let Manson help you prioritize what to spend your precious f*cks on.

    Scribd Editors
  • Flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it's hard not to label this as anti-self-help. And yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book is. In the overcrowded, over-clichéd self-help genre, this is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.

    Scribd Editors

Reader reviews

  • (5/5)
    This book is awakening. So much confusing ideologies in the world today.
  • (5/5)
    Awesome!!! Direct, concise and honest to the core, a must
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  • (4/5)
    The book is more about good values and the important "fucks" vs non important ones. Nice book, I've enjoyed it.
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this one! The voice reading is nice and the book is very interesting!
  • (5/5)
    Profound. A must read. Honest and common sense. Difficult to action. I must die so therefore I must live.
  • (4/5)
    sceptical but real and interesting liked it. nice book reality explained in a short doses of fiction I guess