The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER ON THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MOREAre you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck. This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*ck...

Details The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

TitleThe Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
Release DateDec 29th, 2015
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Humor, Audiobook, Personal Development

Reviews The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

  • Kelli
    I don't give a f*ck about reviewing this book!
  • Cat
    I took this book's advice and stopped spending time I don't have with an authorial persona I find vaguely irritating reading this parodic self-help guide that offered neither sufficient laughs nor sufficient guidance to merit completing it. All of the best parts of the book are condensed into this interview, which I suggest you read instead:'s a great parody idea and actually the tip that you give your d...
  • Amanda
    This book is a parody of the bestselling organization book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Instead of physical clutter, Knights's book focuses on mental clutter- letting go of too many obligations, being protective and selective with your time, money, and energy.*Warning: Avoid this book if you are highly offended by or sensitive to the "f" word because it's used a minimum of a half a dozen ...
  • Joy
    I loved this book! It's hilarious and actually quite helpful! I didn't realize that I already followed a lot of the advice she gives. I really disliked The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing which this book parodies, and was so tired of reading the word "tidy" in it, but if "f*ck" bothers you, you might have trouble with this. She uses it just as much. Anyway, I appreciated the philosophy behind it ...
  • Clumsy Storyteller
    Apparently this is a parody of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“ I haven’t read the book, this was recommended to me by amazon when I was checking the subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson, I’m so glad I found this book. Although I can’t relate to some things listed here but I see her point. Sarah Knight describes her “nightmare” with giving a fuck about her wedding: the budget, the venue, the catering, the dress, the...
  • Chris Roberts
    I find Sarah Knight's work boring and contrived...Each page is a bloodless artifice... and she goes on about it for the sake of it... to fill, pad, word count the pages... It is a collection of dry musings... I'd rather have a safe drop on my head...Chris Roberts
  • Jennifer
    Truthfully, I really liked what Sarah Knight is saying in her self-help book: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. It's basically stressing prioritization of emotions and commitments but in a modern, casual way. She makes some good points and gives great examples for how not giving a f*ck can totally change your life. She discusses the difference between being honest and being an outright @sshole, and she gives readers much needed permis...
  • Gabi Coatsworth
    I wanted to like this book, I really did. But I didn't give a F*&k about it. Luckily, the author won't care what I say about it since not caring about criticism is part of her credo. It could have been good, but she uses f*$%k so often (several times per page) that the novelty wears off. The usage doesn't work very well either, in my opinion. Here's just one sentence: There are a lot of f%$ks that impose on your time or energy, if not your wallet...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    F-bombs aplenty in this parody of Marie Kondo's international best seller about tidying. If you can look past the obvious language thing, Knight gives some fairly solid advice. She counsels readers to not care so much about what others think and give that mental energy to yourself. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish."Please listen when I say that the shame and guilt you feel when you're trying so hard to not give a f***? It's usually not...
  • Diane Barnes
    Only 3 stars for writing and overuse of the F word. I have no objection to the word, but 20 or 30 times per page is a little repetitive. However, the content was excellent. Written as a parody of Marie Kondo 's book about tidying up your home, Knight advises us to tidy up our mental space and stop caring what other people think. There are exceptions, (family, boss, close friends), and she's pretty strict about not being an asshole while you're sa...
  • Chris
    Utterly loved this book. Laugh-out-loud funny and, yes, inspiring. Life-changing indeed!
  • Vanessa
    This was one of the most enjoyable and funny self-help books I've read to date. Sarah Knight, inspired after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, decided to write a book to help you get rid of the mental clutter in your life - essentially, giving a fuck about things you shouldn't. Although I did think at times that her use of the word fuck itself was a little bit overboard (okay, I get the point), the humour in this book ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Got some helpful tips out of this, but I feel like there was so much 'this book is going to change your life - just you wait' and very little of HOW to actually give less fucks, ya know? But when she finally did get to the good stuff, it was pretty good!
  • Vanessa Hurst
    I loved Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, so I'm quite drawn to the idea of using her essential question, "does this spark joy?," to evaluate more things. In this book, Sarah Knight leads readers to ask this for everything that ever occupies our thoughts. You start with an inventory of all the Things, Work, Friends, Acquaintances, Strangers, and even Family that you feel pressured to care about or give your time/energy/mo...
  • Renay
    I already give fewer fucks.EVEN MORE THOUGHTS:
  • Rachel Bridgeman
    Sometimes in life you need the obvious pointed out to you in a simple, well laid out and humourous way. I ahve read many self help books in my quest to be less of a doormat, say 'No' with good grace ,conviction and no exposition and at the age of 40 was no closer to finding the solution. Until I read an extract of this book. I searched it out half heartedly at my small,local Smiths, remembering only that it had a swear word in the title and mostl...
  • Inge
    Simply fabulous.
  • Giselle
    I need to start not giving a F*ck basically. This book is telling you to not care about anything and anyone that have no interest to you. *shrugs*
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    3.5 StarsI absolutely loved the concept behind this book. I often feel overwhelmed by obligations, filling my free time with activities I feel like I'm "suppose to" attend. Then when I turn down invitations, I ultimately feel guilty. Coming in under 300 pages, I breezed through this book in a few hours, but it didn't provide me with much insight. As a satire, the advice is given tongue-and-cheek. Personally, I would have preferred a more serious ...
  • Jessica Jeffers
    I don't know how I feel about this. I can't really tell you how successful it is as a parody because I didn't read the original. To borrow a phrase - I don't give a fuck about Marie Kondo. My life is as tidy as I need it to be and I don't want to waste my time on something just because it's a trend.I'm not sure how much Sarah Knight intended her parody to serve as an actual self-help book, but it was a middle-of-the road self-help book. It's one ...
  • Steven
    So many fucks I've given that I can't get back. This book really opened my eyes to the kind of shit I put myself through by feeling obligation to people who don't feel it to me, and similar situations with worrying and spending time, energy, and funds towards stuff I don't want to do.So I'm going to be better. The magic really is life-changing.
  • David Schaafsma
    “I call it the Not Sorry Method. It has two steps: 1. Deciding what you don’t give a fuck about 2. Not giving a fuck about those things.” –-Sarah KnightSarah Knight lives in Brooklyn. She writes “fuck” a lot, maybe 6-7 times per page, sometimes more. For laughs. And maybe because she is New Yorker? Like, it’s just part of the local patois? I lived there for five years and it sure seemed so! ☺ Now, if you are more offended by that ...
  • Ylenia
    ★ 2016 AtY Reading Challenge ★: A book with a beautiful title.This was a funny read - and I actually learned something from it - BUT a little bit too repetitive for my tastes.
  • Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
    Funny and realistic - the main thing I got from this book was that it is ok not to say yes to everything, as long as you are polite and honest about it. In other words, to quote the book, "Don't be an asshole" .
  • Elizabeth
    Wow!!! I feel like this book should be required reading for everyone! I am so glad that I took the time to listen to this book. I found the advice given to be truly life changing! I look forward to applying the advice given in this book! *I listened to this book on AUDIBLE! For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
  • Maede
    چگونه اهمیت ندهیم؟کتاب با لحن طنز آمیزی این مسئله رو باز می کنه و سعی می کنه راهکار هایی ارائه بده. نثر نویسنده رو از خود کتاب بیشتر دوست داشتم و یک ستاره فقط برای همون بود. بیشتر کتاب جملات تکرار می شدند و به نظرم با کتاب کوتاه تری هم می شد جمع بندی کر...
  • Erika W. Smith
    The title pretty much gives it all away: it's a parody of the KonMari method (now "The NotSorry method"), encouraging you to stop giving a fuck about things you don't really care about (weddings, work drama, going to the gym regularly, etc.) It would be cute and clever as an essay but the concept isn't strong enough to carry a 200-page book.
  • Kirsty
    Made me chuckle. Lots of thoughtful stuff about crap you fill your days with even though you really don't want to pleasing people you really don't care about all that much.