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

2016 . Self Help, Non-fiction, Psychology . Mark Manson

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Everyone

About the book

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Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780062457738 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.

Year:

2016

Language:

English

Publisher:

Harper

Pages:

224

Reviews

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Mie Skjodt image

1 month ago

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Very entertaining book. Definitely get the hype of this bestseller. Found it super entertaining, informative and helpful. The language is a bit too street for my taste and it has a lot of repetition.

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Jamie Bendy

2 months ago

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I don't read as often as I probably should. I certainly don't read self help books. In fact, I would often deride them a little and turn my nose up at them. I received this book as a gift from my girlfriend at the time, so I felt it would be rude not to read it and it's no exaggeration to say that it changed my life. It completely changed my outlook and my perspective and as a result I am more patient and understanding with people, I have the wisdom to help people understand and get to the root of some of their problems (this book won't turn you into a qualified therapist though, so I probably shouldn't overstate that bit too much) and I have the wisdom to question my feelings and understand myself. I rely less on social media for validation, I'm more comfortable in myself and I'm more confident in standing up for myself. This book spoke to me at such a deep level in some bad ways as well as good, but I would recommend it to anyone.

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Abhinav Thombre

3 months ago

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This book is life-changing. I believe everyone seeking for self-realization and unanswered life questions should read it.

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Bennett Richter

3 months ago

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Great self help book! A bit repetitive

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Farouk Forster

3 months ago

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Good recommendations, however the book rarely goes deep and offers surface level solutions.

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John Madsen

9 months ago

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Der er nogle fine pointer, men jeg synes den er hypet til det ekstreme. Den er naturligvis holdt i et let sprog, nem at sluge og den kræver ikke, at man forholder sig synderligt kritisk til de pointer, forfatteren fremfører. Som med de fleste selvhjælpsbøger, skal man i min optik skal man altid være kritisk, filtrere bullshit fra og plukke det ud, der har personlig relevans.

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Julius Mygind

1 year ago

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Denne bog er fucking genial ! Læs den du vil Ikke fortyde det !

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Annie Hickman

1 year ago

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Better than your average self-help book.

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Simone Reid

1 year ago

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Love this book. It’s a must read if you want to keep your sanity in today’s business landscape.

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Kristine Ohm

1 year ago

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Interesting points and super easy read. It's not radically opening your eyes but Mark brings his points to the table in an elegant and relatable way. Worth reading if you find yourself with too many priorities and if you are too concerned about other people's point of view.

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Lærke Grønnebæk

1 year ago

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Just finished this in one day. Super practical and thought provoking. Easy and fun to read. Has many great examples that are all very relatable.

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iona wilson

6 days ago

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Jan Rokita

2 weeks ago

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Praneesh Pradeep

3 weeks ago

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Marcus Kristensen

4 weeks ago

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