The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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

Health & Lifestyle , Self-Help and Personal Development , Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 17/11/2016
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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: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • ISBN: 9780062457714
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 333g
  • Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 21 mm

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
An honest eye opener to life!!!
Mark writes what we all know! He writes about what we all want to say and how we REALLY want to act! He teaches us, with blunt and hilarious words, how to ... READ MORE
Gwyn Pascoe
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The most important book I have ever read
Instead of saying enough nice things with the usual cliché buzz-words that you start to (temporarily) feel better about the world and your life but don't a... READ MORE
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
wonderful book
so relaxing and funny..
Riccardo Marrocchio
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
I found it humbling.
We chase after happiness, think we are so special, right about everything, that we do not deserve to suffer, fail or die. I learned that by doing this we a... READ MORE
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Easy read
Easy read but got a little bored towards the end.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
This book eh?
Another self help book about not giving a f**k whilst not giving a f**k. Well tbh I couldn't give a f**k about this book after the first 5 pages......patro... READ MORE
Gary Clarke
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Easy Read and Honest
A very easy to read book and I like the honesty in his writing. A good read if you're just starting on a self awareness journey as it doesn't dive too much... READ MORE
Paige Gable
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
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