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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 10 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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Jamie Bendy

1 year 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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GBoi XOX

1 year 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

1 year 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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Olive Mason

1 month ago

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This was a really hyped self help book which I thought I needed to give a go, it was okay, not the best but not shit

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Loki

2 months ago

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I think it’s worth a read even if you may not finish it. I don’t like all of it or necessarily agree with the things written but it gave me some new things to think about and just a different perspective on life in general.

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Laura Pedersen

4 months ago

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Love this book! I tend to give way too many f*kicks about everyone and everything. This book definitely helped me and gave me a different perspective on life and have to deal with difficult situations, thoughts and feelings etc. Everyone should read this, especially young people who still are trying to find their place in this world. Don’t rent it at the library, buy it. It’s nice to be able to read parts of it again whenever you are in need

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Amazon Best Sellers image

7 months ago

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“Resilience, happiness and freedom come from knowing what to care about--and most importantly, what not to care about. This is a masterful, philosophical and practical book that will give readers the wisdom to be able to do just that.” -- Ryan Holiday, New York Times bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy.

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Kathryn Roitz

10 months 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

1 year 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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Rohith Charan image

1 year ago

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

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afiqah rosman

1 year 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

1 year 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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Russell Phillips

1 year ago

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

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Hillary Jude

1 year 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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Abdullah Mamun

1 year ago

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This is a very effective book for counterintuitive approach to living a good life.

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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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Farouk Forster

1 year ago

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

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John Madsen

2 years 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

2 years ago

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

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Simone Reid

3 years 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

3 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

3 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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Bennett Richter

1 year ago

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Great self help book! A bit repetitive

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Kazeem Quadri

1 year ago

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One of my favorites books

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Figin jose

1 year ago

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Life presented before you straight and raw

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Annie Hickman

2 years ago

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Better than your average self-help book.

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Ayman Khalifa

1 year ago

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Nice book

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Pradeep Vishwakarma

1 year ago

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Nice book

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Vishal Patel

1 year ago

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Great

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