The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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, Mason doesn’t sugarcoat...

Details The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

TitleThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Release DateSep 13th, 2016
Number of pages229 pages
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Philosophy, Personal Development

Reviews The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • Khadidja
    Masterpiece, incredibly funny. i don't usally go for self help books cause to me they are all the same! Smile more, love more hate less, don't give up, it's gonna be okay, it's all in your head blah blah blah.... but this one was the exception. Anything with curse words on it picks my interest :P The first half of it was my favorite, the aim of this book is to help the reader to think a little bit more clearly about what they’re choosing to fin...
  • Natalie
    I went into this admittedly with quite some skepticism and entitlement— “what is this going to teach me that I don’t already know?”— but The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is truly one of the most ground-shaping nonfiction books I’ve read so far. It will and can change a perspective, a life. And as such, this is the perfect book to give to your loved ones on holidays, birthdays...It made me rethink all the times I ever gave a fuck ov...
  • Chance Lee
    I'm not one for self-help books, but this one spoke to me: "The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is itself a positive experience." I don't know how to review this book without typing out the whole book, so I'm going to try something different: to be brief. This book provides support for someone who wants to live in reality, someone who doesn't want...
  • Jen
    Based on the title, I was pretty stoked for this, and the introductory essay explaining the author's Not Giving a F*ck theory made a lot of sense to me and made me really happy. Essentially, he says that the internet and the media demand that we give a f*ck about everything, but we only have so much time on Earth and so many f*cks to give and we have to choose who and what we spend those f*cks on. Makes sense.Unfortunately, the rest of the book t...
  • Mischenko
    I have mixed emotions on this. I was totally into reading it and it seemed great at first, but truthfully, for me, the best chapters were the last two. It's a positive message, but glad I didn't pay for it as it felt repetitious to me. I listened to it on audible and enjoyed the narrator. 3 stars...
  • TS Chan
    3.5 stars.I don't read self-help books much but the title of this book piqued my curiosity; plus I had an Audible credit hanging around. From an audiobook perspective, I enjoyed this as the narrator was great and brought life to a self-help book. Honestly, the advice contained herein was not exactly ground-breaking, but it was delivered in a refreshingly humourous manner. It served as a reminder to what we probably already know in the dark recess...
  • Mary Monaghan
    I started out liking this book, I really did. By the time I was halfway in, his smug attitude about things he frankly knows jack shit about were getting on my nerves. He made some excellent points, all of which have been made countless times by other, more competent writers. Read Sartre, Camus, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, and various Buddhist texts instead. Regurgitating Eastern philosophy and existentialism while swearing a lot only gets you so ...
  • James
    I'd review this book but I just don't... What's the phrase?
  • Lenore
    What a load of self-indulgent, sexist codswallop.
  • Libby S.
    I'm not actually done yet, but this book is becoming more problematic by the page. In re: false memories and page 128: False memories are absolutely a thing. But when the example you use to illustrate this fact is a 1980's feminist who falsely accused her father of abuse and you follow up with "in the early 1980s and 1990s hundreds of innocent people were wrongly accused of sexual violence under similar circumstances. Many of them went to prison ...
  • Sinead
    Ego driven rantings Wish I could say I couldn't give a fu#k about spending £10.99 on this serious heap of rubbish, but yes, i do give a fu#k that this ego driven, talentless author swindled me out of money for a heap of rubbish. He is probably having a great old laugh at the fact that his mantra `dont try` has resulted in an awful written book, full of cliches, calling reader `dumbass`, referring to us wanting to feel jennifer aniston`s t#ts , a...
  • Zoe
    Nothing illuminating in this book but it is VERY funny. What the writer wrote about is something we know but often forget. So it was a good reminder for us to focus on the important things.
  • Erin
    I don't read self-help. I simply don't believe in the self-help genre. If you need a book to help you live your life you have bigger problems than whatever brought you to that book. That may seem harsh but its just my opinion and you are free to ignore it.Since I don't read self-help, you may be asking "Erin, Why did you read this book? Blame Popsugar. I'm doing the Popsugar 2017 Reading challenge and needed to read a book from a genre I don't us...
  • Johnny
    I listened to the audible version of this book, well read by Roger Wayne.I was misled by the title. I pre-ordered this book from some recommendation and forgot about it until it showed up, at which point I had some vague notion of what the book was about. Turned out to be much better than I expected. It covers some really deep insights about making meaning out of one's life, far exceeding what one would expect from someone as young as the author....
  • Matt Russell
    Like the road not.taken, it was the fucks not given that made all the difference.
  • Christine Zibas
    Once you get past the first chapter, the F-bombs become less frequent and the overall themes more interesting. This counter-intuitive approach to self-help is actually helpful, and the last chapter (if you read nothing else) is a real stand out! I decided to read this book when I spied it in my sister's pile of library books, and while I wouldn't have chosen it myself, I am so glad that I read it. It was a book that I really enjoyed and actually ...
  • Amina
    This book is awesome and Mark Manson is crazy.I think that this is the closest to reality self-help book I've came across, it was simple and "realistic".
  • Kenneth
    Rating self help books or books on spirituality is difficult. I've read more of these books than is probably good for me over the years. My conclusion is that how much I like a book of this type has as much to do with what I need to hear at the present moment. You can come across the most amazing book, but if you're not in the right space it flies right by you. Sometimes a book you remember as being amazing is flat and trite on second reading, th...
  • Michael Britt
    This was a very short and awesome read. Don't let the title fool you, either. It's more motivating than it sounds lol. And it was seriously hilarious
  • crankmuffin
    I was expecting an enjoyable read on not taking things too seriously. Instead I got a collection of banal insights, wrapped in supposedly funny dirty-talk. References to philosophy/literature were reminiscent of an author who just skimmed through "100 ideas in X you need to know" and didn't bother further. They were forced and off-beat especially considering the overall tone, which itself fluctuated between the earnestness of self-help drivel and...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    I am usually allergic to self-help books because they are usually positive thinking cotton candy bullshit. This book is a bit more realistic. It knows the limits of advice and that there is no magic bullet for life's troubles. It gives good advice to realize that some things in life just suck and that your problems most of the time are very much similar to most people's problems. That most are not in the tails of the bell curve but that middle pa...
  • Ashley
    A friend loaned me this book--I wouldn't have purchased it or read it on my own. That being said--it was OK. The biggest irony is that this guy talks about entitlement yet he doesn't cite any research nor has any qualifications to help anyone. Hilariously he bags on "life coaches" but he is...well...essentially that. I don't disagree with most of the things he says but it is literally just his opinion. I read it like a memoir and reading it like ...
  • Kelly Deriemaeker
    Ik heb een paar keer luidop moeten lachen en vond dit een inspirerend boek tussen alle "decide what makes you happy and do that"-boeken op de markt. Dit boek erkent dat er shitstorms zijn in het leven en meer dan een beetje, en bouwt verder op dat gegeven.Would recommend.En nu ga ik op zoek naar die mens zijn blog en andere publicaties.
  • Bram Vandenbussche
    Like, apparently, most readers, I'm not one for self-help books, but, again like most readers, I was curious about the title.Reading the reviews here feels kind of weird. On the one hand there are many raving reviews that hail him as the second coming of Christ, while others compare it the worst drivel they ever read in this category and urge the author to learn some humility and take his own lessons to heart. As per usual, I fall a bit in betwee...
  • Katie
    Surprisingly really good!
  • Dahiana
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#ELLIBRODELFOK
  • Veselin Nikolov
    A collection of stories, rants, personal thoughts, and conclusions that's sometimes interesting, and sometimes superficial. The author has values and presents them so that you pick them up and live a life. I would not say to live a *better* life because this would contradict with the book. It says that good is bad and bad is good and you need to adjust your values accordingly.The reason I gave 3 stars is that I found some quite good and useful ex...
  • Jaclyn Salem
    I knew after the first chapter that I probably wasn't the intended audience for this book. Most of it was sort of a "duh" for me, but I continued on in hopes I would learn something new...WOW, this author is SO self-indulgent. He misses no opportunity to remind us about what a complete "fuckboi" he was in his twenties. The problem with this is that his tone (and the fact that he brings it up over and over and over and over again) makes it sound l...
  • jeremy
    i have alighted upon mark manson's blog several times over the years and have often been able to take away a semi-precious insight or renewed perspective because of it. with his somewhat iconoclastic, counter-intuitive advice and irreverent style, manson typically offers brief essays on a host of topics including relationships, happiness, personal habits, self-improvement, culture, and attitude. with "over 2 million monthly readers," manson's app...
  • somalisketch
    well, i never thought i will ever encounter this kind of book. a well done masterpiece. it it shows you what must to know, what we must to hear but hate to hear, even from ourselves, like'HOW TO BE RICHER, WHY I NEVER BE RICHER, HOW TO BE MORE POSITIVE MORE FRIENDLY, WHY I NEVER HAD MORE FRIENDS. and other shits of how to be positive. but funnily and unexpectedly mark will prove you NO NEED TO WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY TO IGNORE THE FACTS, the fa...