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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

2016 . Self-help, Motivational & Inspirational, Personal Growth . Mark Manson

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681K total

About the book

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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.

Year:

2016

Language:

English

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Pages:

224

ISBN:

006245773X (ISBN13: 9780062457738)

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Reviews

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Kathryn Roitz

1 month ago

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Ugh. I wanted to, even tried to, like this... to be shaken, to be moved to relax into my life, but man, I (not so subtly) just don't give a fuck. If I were a generous person, I would say that Mark Manson radiates "upper-middle-class podcaster who just spent $2k to sit through a scammy seminar" vibes, but I'm not, so I'll stick with: this disaster of a self-improvement guide is really your local smug dudebro in an Affliction shirt, masquerading as paper and ink. Gross.

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Satyajeet Mandale

3 months ago

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Great book, must read. First two chapters are slow but after third chapter you start to making efforts to understand life and environment around you. It helps me to understand what's important in life, it sure help you to improve your approach towards good life. Thank you Mark Manson.

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afiqah rosman

4 months ago

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I think reading self-help book is like talking to yourself. You already knew it but you need to be remind of it. This one is a chill one and not that kind of book which always ask you to see life from the bright side ✨. It's like more realist, more accepting what life is and not try to look at life in "positive" way. It's not too pretentious.

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Omid Hosseini

4 months ago

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Amazing in every way. I even wrote a small summary so that I could keep everything it says in my mind. This book is a must read.

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Hillary Jude

6 months ago

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This book gave a sharp truth and fact. And moreover it was beating around the bush with whole time. At one point of time got frustrated with this book because of its repeatition.

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GBoi XOX

8 months ago

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Wasn't really a tough read - the content is diluted and easy to understand. But Manson shines in nailing the idea down through repetition. The language is funny and brutal, with zero euphemisms.

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Mie Skjodt

11 months 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 image

11 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

1 year 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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John Madsen

1 year 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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Kristine Ohm

2 years 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

2 years 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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Rohith Charan image

3 months ago

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One of the best but it is like same thing repeating again

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Russell Phillips

4 months ago

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This book gave me so many lightbulb moments. Highly recommend.

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Figin jose

6 months ago

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Life presented before you straight and raw

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