Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson

Everything is F*cked

From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and...


Details Everything is F*cked

TitleEverything is F*cked
ISBN9780062955937
Author
Release DateMay 14th, 2019
PublisherHarper
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Philosophy
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Reviews Everything is F*cked

  • Lindsay Nixon
    2019-05-16
    Arg, it's really difficult for me to rate this a 3-star. (UPDATE after more thought and discussion, this isn't a 3-star, it's a 2-star)This isn't a "book" in my opinion. It's more of a collection of essays, "blog posts" and articles you'd see on HuffPo (or perhaps NPR).There are some parts of the 'book' that were well researched, provided excellent points and I thought to myself "oh wow" and "I'm going to have to read this again!!!" Then there we...
  • Ella
    2019-05-15
    This book will not be a well loved book. I only say this because as a person who has read a lot of his articles as well as his previous book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, there are a lot of concepts in this book that can be perceived as radical, and possibly downright offensive. The keyword is perceived. When you come into this book hoping and/or believing that this book will affirm all of your biases, all of your hopes and dreams, all of...
  • Adam Woods
    2019-03-30
    Something is very wrong with the world. It’s us. We have abandoned our quest for character in favour of one for happiness and we have created a world of diversions that give the illusion of freedom but in fact keep us docile and imprisoned.Manson has written a book that will stay with me for a while. This very well-researched exploration into human virtues (and hope in particular) isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy. Nor is it pessimistic. In fact i...
  • Kalyn Nicholson
    2019-07-03
    If I were to ask someone to “give it to me straight” in terms of life, humanity and our future potential, this book would be it. Amazing read, push through the first few chapters and you’ll see how it all ties together in the end!
  • Nikita
    2019-05-23
    Can someone please remind me never to pick a Mark Manson book again? The writing is insufferable, he grossly oversimplifies ideas that need a more nuanced view, makes preposterous generalizations about mental health and related concepts, and generally makes you wonder what his point really is. Not sure how he gets published, but seems to be riding a strange wave with the word *fuck* in his titles.
  • Katie
    2019-06-18
    I’ll have a full review soon, but for now: y i k e s
  • David Lee
    2019-05-14
    Smart and funny, this book will help you make sense of your mind and the world we live inIf you liked Subtle Art, you'll enjoy this too. I couldn't put it down, actually, reading it in under a day. Mark has a talent for taking potentially boring subject matter, such as the teachings of philosophers, and bringing it to life in easy-to-understand language (with plenty of expletives). I especially liked his Consciousness Car metaphor in explaining t...
  • Uddipta
    2019-05-20
    Did not finish.He starts off by mentioning the holocaust, how people had "real" problems back then, compared to us who are now weeping at minor inconveniences behind closed doors: crying for an ex, crying because someone was rude to us, etc. I find this comparison disgusting and I mean it. The problems back then were physical and very different. There was no internet back then. Now, in the internet age, we have lots of things to compare ourselves...
  • Mehrsa
    2019-05-31
    The book was a meaningless string of random thoughts and stoic philosophy and meditation. It was funny at parts, but mostly just a few interesting stories and cliches that are set up as being new insight. Also, I don't buy stoicism and meditation as a way forward. I am still interested in progress and I do think social movements can make people's lives better. Manson seems to think it's all just vain showing off and we should all just chill, but ...
  • Javier Lorenzana
    2019-06-07
    I really wanted to like this book. As a fan of Mark Manson, I enjoyed his at-times comical writing style and humorous anecdotes in his other books. Yet, this felt stale.The book is lazy. It's essentially a bunch of repackaged Nietzsche and Harari stuffed together without any flow whatsoever. The central theme of hope acts as a loose umbrella topic to otherwise disconnected chapters. The book talks about subjects right out of Sapiens and Homo Deus...
  • Fran Cormack
    2019-05-23
    I wish I had enjoyed this book more. I really wanted to. I so enjoyed Mark's first book, I had high hopes for this one. Alas, I found it uninspiring, and without much direction. Lots of rambling, with famous people from history thrown in, for which I never saw the connection. It felt a little forced. Contrived even. Like Mark is really, really trying to fill a book. I will be watching for what he writes next, and hope to get my love back for Mr M...
  • Heidi The Reader
    2019-10-06
    This creatively titled self-help book, Everything is F*cked, presents psychology, philosophy and the author's view of reality. In a series of essays, Mark Manson discusses a variety of topics including the differences between the "thinking brain" and "feeling brain." He uses Isaac Newton's laws to create a parallel universe's version of emotional laws and completes a fairly scathing dissection of religion. Throughout the various topics, he circle...
  • Sam Smith
    2019-05-17
    Everything is Fucked is a much more mature book than his last. While in the last book we looked at things we shouldn't care about, this book more focuses on what to care about. And I have to say that this book was really well done, and in my opinion, better than his last.This book will definitely leave you feeling different than when you started it. I never take notes while reading a book, but this one time I did, because a lot will stick with yo...
  • Miquixote
    2019-05-29
    This book’s thesis has already been written. Many times. This is stoicism. This is Nietzsche. This is Kant. This fact does not reduce the subject's interest whatsoever. I post 2 reviews below: A Pop Culture Full Metal Alchemist Review (recommended if you have some symptoms of A.D.D): “A lesson without pain is meaningless. That's because no one can gain without sacrificing something. But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain...
  • Mark
    2019-05-19
    After loving The Subtle Art, I found this a real disappointment. It was very dry and lacking the playfulness of his first book. I also found it hard to track the overarching ‘story’ of the book, it felt more like a jumbled collection of articles. Just couldn’t connect to it in any meaningful way
  • Stanley Sharkey
    2019-05-22
    How this guy keeps getting published I will never understand. Why I keep reading his books is something else I cannot understand. However, I saw it was marked 50% off at B&N, so I went ahead and bought it. I have read through it while doing cardio after lifting and can say that it is awful. It is more-or-less his other book rehashed with different wording. Not to mention, he misunderstands concepts but uses them throughout his book anyway.He stat...
  • Dannii Elle
    2019-09-14
    This follow up release to Manson’s wonderful The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life delivered a similar sort of message but failed to hit for me, in quite the same sort of way.I enjoyed this book less as a self-improvement guide and more for the multitude of historical characters who traversed its pages and whose stories and suffering were detailed. There is an uplifting message delivered from lea...
  • Shreya Bhatt
    2019-05-22
    "Greater commitment allows for greater depth. A lack of commitment requires superficiality."First of all, if you are looking for a book that will give you hope about something, then just don't continue reading this. This book is not about hope. It is anti-hope.And I understand the concept and can relate to what the author is saying but the author contradicts himself more often in this one. It'll leave you confused.This one is much better than the...
  • Thomas
    2019-04-09
    Just as good as the first, a little more broad but still asks the reader to question themselves.Mandatory reading if you want to break your conditioning.
  • Christine D
    2019-05-21
    I skimmed through a lot of this. It seems to me like he did a lot of philosophical research, then gathered a bunch contemporary themes, threw them in a mixing bowl and voilà! sequel!This just wasn't for me.If you are looking for something remotely hopeful, I would recommend not picking this up. 'a book about hope' is a misnomer in my opinion.
  • Hestia Istiviani
    2019-05-21
    I read in English but this review is written in Bahasa Indonesia "The fact is that we require more than willpower to achieve self-control. It turns out that our emotions are instrumental in our decision making and our actions. We just don't always realize it." Sukses dengan buku The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, 3 tahun kemudian Mark Manson barulah melanjutkan tulisannya melalui Everything is F*cked. Buku yang sepertinya sudah ditunggu-tunggu ...
  • Chester
    2019-05-15
    Needlessly convoluted. Includes terms like "God value" and "emotional altverse Issac Newton". (???) Been following Mark Manson's content in the early days and this was a huge disappointment -- this time, Mark gets lost with his thoughts with his head far too down his ass.
  • jeremy
    2019-04-14
    true freedom doesn't really exist because we all must sacrifice some autonomy for stability. no one, no matter how much you love them or they love you, will ever absolve that internal guilt you feel simply for existing. it's all fucked. everything is fucked. it always has been and always will be. there are no solutions, only stopgap measures, only incremental improvements, only slightly better forms of fuckedness than others. and it's time we sto...
  • Raoofa Ibrahim
    2019-05-21
    I can feel that this book is going to be great. Imagine if you write out all your thoughts on a book and the whole world read it, this is how I feel while I am reading his books, Also I'd really love to talk to someone like Mark(same thoughts about life) on a daily basis! *After reading review*This book is great as I expected. The author's greatest gift is giving a new definition to something we already understand it in the opposite meaning. On G...
  • Joy
    2019-06-29
    I read Mark Manson’s first book and I really liked it. So when I saw that he wrote a follow up, I was eager to read it. But I did not enjoy this one nearly as much. It was just not as interesting to me.
  • Edward Taylor
    2019-05-20
    After reading Manson's other book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck", I was looking forward to another insightful read into the subtle art of "gonzo self-help" that has become pervasive in the past few years. There were some high points (his Nietzsche and Kant sections as well as "What Einstein said" were awesome) but the overall tone of the book seemed a little stretched and rushed. Trying to find a point of hope in a world of chaos and disor...
  • Lisianthus Lee
    2019-05-15
    It ends more with a dismal whimper than a hopeful bang. Why do we need to workship at the altar of AI gods not dog? AI is an newfangled product of human creation manipulated and controlled by our high capacity fellow beings not some divine superior flown down from the olympic heaven.Our worst enemy on this planet is none other man himself.
  • Curtis Lowton
    2019-06-07
    A few good parts, but mostly f*cking boring.
  • Zarathustra Goertzel
    2019-05-27
    Unfortunately, my impression as that the further Mark deviates from dating and relationship advice, the poorer the quality becomes. I respect the effort as Mark's simple dating related advice doesn't need any additions :). Ther book lacks a coherent thread, perhaps even more so than "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck", which was a fairly decent book. tl;dr - probably not much to be gained over the articles on his blog. And the good sections, fr...
  • Leah Nadeau
    2019-08-30
    (2.5/5 stars) It's not that I didn't like it - I liked it. I just didn't have very many take away's from it. This book was less about psychological studies and more about interesting philosophies and ideas. Manson grabbed a bunch from Nietzsche and Plato. He also dug into their life and who they really were which was interesting.It had interesting idea's about the world and where we've come and where we're going. Artificial intelligence is an exc...