- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harper; International ed. edition (Sept. 13 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062641549
- ISBN-13: 978-0062641540
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.4 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 200 g
- Average Customer Review: 901 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Paperback – Sep 13 2016
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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)^“Mark’s ability to dig deep and offer amazing, yet counter-intuitive, insight into the challenges of life makes him one of my favorite writers, and this book is his best work yet.” (Matt Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter)^“This book hits you like a much-needed slap in the face from your best friend: hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you’re willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f***ing better life.” (Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of NerdFitness.com)^“The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night.” (Derek Sivers, Founder of CD Baby and author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur)^“An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places… This book, full of counterintuitive suggestions that often make great sense, is a pleasure to read and worthy of rereading. A good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being stronger, happier people is to handle adversity better and stop trying to be “positive” all the time.
For the past few years, Mark Manson—via his wildly popular blog—has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.
Manson makes the argument that human beings are flawed and limited. As he writes, “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—this, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties—once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths—we can begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.
“In life, we have a limited amount of fucks to give. So you must choose your fucks wisely.” Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eyes moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us, so that we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives.See all Product description
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Some of the quotes from this book blows my mind: "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."
If you get anxious over little things in life, you need this book to point out they are too little of a problem to get anxious about.
Hope this was helpful ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
There are many good books out there on existentialism that might actually teach you something - this was basically a dumbed-down ripoff of Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning".
Some reviews thinks the writer comes across as arrogant or narcissist. I can see why. But... it's really your best friend saying "give your head a shake" and kicking your rear end because you're being foolish. If you can be open to view it as such, then it won't offend you.
I admit I have only read the first chapter but I like where its going. His analogy on being indifferent versus different in the first chapter is true. I look forward to reading the rest.
Get the book, especially if you're younger than 40 and accept the rear end kicking.
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