The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life by Mark MansonThe Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

byMark Manson

Paperback | September 15, 2019

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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 American 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.

Title:The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from All about perception From the moment I opened this book, I was hooked. I was skeptical of course as there are many "Ra-Ra-Ra, self-help" books out there and well, they all preach the same and quite frankly, I feel, they all read the same too. Not this one! Mark Manson really gets you to reflect on how you are dealing with your circumstances. This book helps to open up your eyes and really look at the people, places, and things you are maybe, and most likely, spending too much time giving a fuck about. Manson doesn't want you to stop caring... simply, he just wants you to recognize and be aware of the things that you are caring about. Do these things fit in with your values? Are the things you are caring about and focusing on, making you happy? Are these things helping you to get you where you want to be? Of course, you have to read into this message. And, clearly, this is my take away from it and yours could very well be something else. I would highly recommend reading this. I've already shared it with quite a few friends of mine who have equally enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh. Not a bad book but not sure there was a lot to take away from it. It has a lot of fluff and needs more tangible information to work with. Overall, not worth the hype in my opinion. The title is what put this on the best seller list.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved! Life changing! I recommend if you're looking for a change
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Mark Manson I first heard about him through his website of collections of articles. He's hilarious, down-to-earth, and gives you real advice without all the fluff. When I got an email from him about this book, I pre-ordered it right away. Definitely doesn't disappoint. It's a good read for anything life-related, really. #PlumReview
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from preach! This book is great and it speaks the truth. Should be read by everyone. I love how raw and honest and real it is. The ideas put forth definitely make you rethink your every day views. Please pick it up, it is so worth the read.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need a different lens to view your life? then read this Changing your paradigm? Taking an objective view on life? Time to let that sh*t go! Then definitely read this.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful, but repetitive I bought this book because it seemed the least obnoxious in the self help section. It was good, but I put it away after getting halfway into it as I found it very repetitive, just the same advice over and over again.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely awesome! This book resonates with me so much. I have learnt so much from this book!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny This book had me laughing out loud. Aurthers views on not giving a f** are great
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't give a f*** for this book I didn't find this book helpful at all. It's like someone just wrote the title a few hundred times and threw some stories in between that weren't relevant (to me).
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This one I read twice and HIGHLIGHTED points! This was such a easy, couldnt put it down, read in the tub and on the toliet- book! Single mom of two, was very moving at some moments where I was able to put myself in the situation and found it helpful on how to solve or help the problem.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great simple read with lots of lessons to be learned! I thoroughly enjoyed this book! it was a simple read that ended up only taking me 2 days to read on a long weekend! great lessons to take into your daily life as well :)
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great light read I don't read self help books but gravitated to this one so many times that I finally decided to give it a go. I really enjoyed the perspective and the writing style. A little repetative but still good. Lots of humour and stories. I actually liked that is book was not about shutting off emotion and becoming a sociopath but rather about being better at determining what to care (or give a f*ck) about. I would recommend it for a light and entertaining read.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I expected this book to be about not giving a f***. I mean, it's in the title, right? And the introduction seemed so hopeful. But then the rest of the book, to me, really seemed to be about giving a f*** and how to go about it. The content of the book itself just contradicts the title. There are better choices out there if you really want to read about not giving a f***.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book to get into self help books I thought this book was okay. It was extremely redundant and after the first few chapters I really didn't learn anything new. This is a really light read and a great book if you have never read self help books before - great way to get into the self help books. For a more advanced reader in my opinion, the book is a bit crass and a little too simple.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from By far my favourite book I have ever read, for me the selling point of this book was the title. But the book itself is so much more than what the title says. This book was eye opening and I plan t o read it again. It is the perfect personal development book!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Read! Enjoyed this book. Different than usual self help books.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny I found this book entertaining. There's nothing eye opening about it or anything that I haven't read before, but it's funny to read.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Straight Forward Decent book overall - it's written differently than your average self-help book. Has a very unique take on life. I'd recommend it for a different perspective.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and eye opening A nice spin on self-help books. Helps awaken your thought process to analyze the situations you yourself are in. Very funny. The only down part to the book is that a lot of the material in the book can be read for free on the blog.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty great book! This is a refreshing book that uses what appears to be Buddhist philosophy to explain how to live a good life. The writing style is funny and witty. Very enjoyable read.
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from enlightened as f*ck Awesome read. Gave me a whole new perspective on life. Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful book I thought that this book was great for putting everyday problems / stress into perspective. It provided insight on how to live a little bit more fully and authentically. With this said, I would not recommend this book to people suffering from severe anxiety/depression/ etc as you won't necessarily find coping tools.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book A good read. A nice reminder that our feelings are within our control. I purchased this book because I'm aware that I allow the opinions of others to dictate my feelings or actions. It's made subtle changes to my frame of mind that help me just not give an F. ;)
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun read! Good for casual reading. New, edgy way of presenting self-help advice without being too "preachy". Would recommend, but super easy read.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Nothing earth shattering but a good reminder of the fact that we have no control over the thoughts of other people and that their thoughts are often irrelevant to what really matters. It was a good quick read, with lots of things to think about.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Got this book as a gift... I in turn bought it for a friend as a gift
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! I really liked this book, it was a good read and had a nice message. Bought a copy for a friend.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book Awesome book for people who overthink stuffs! Author makes the reading simple and elegant, while using the word f*** countless times.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A worthwhile read for sure I loved it from the moment a began reading the first pages. Yes, the author uses at direct tone, different from other "self-help" books and there are some really relatable perspectives in this book that really forces you to reflect. Everyone can take something different out of this book. For me, it's made me realize how sensitive I was to other people's opinions and how I can change that attitude moving forward.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Review The author's insight and philosophy is interesting. The honesty and rawness is refreshing, but I don't care for all the swearing. Overall, glad I read the book, but did expect more since there is so much hype.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Resonated a lot with me! I am sensitive to other's feelings and feel very affected by others moods and this book pretty much helped ditch those ideas. How they feel is not your problem or a reflection of you.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable and witty Love how direct and witty this book is. Has good insight, and has a good message.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny, Enjoyable, NOT Life-Altering I bought this book because I follow Manson on social media. I always enjoy his directness and humour. The book was exactly as I expected it would be. It's a light read, will make you ponder your life and your actions in it... but it will not compel you to take immediate action. This is not a step-by-step guide if that's what you're looking for. It's mostly reading someone's opinions in a tone and language that is simple funny.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty nice love the uncensored honesty from the author, as well as the humour. Just got bored at times and would put the book down to pick it up weeks later.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun quick read! Great book that allows you to reflect on what you should and should not worry about!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing It had its funny moments but it was very repetitive and made the writer sound a tad cocky at times. Kind of felt like a chore to get through, to be honest.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I absolutely loved reading this. It really opened my eyes and give me some insight into life. Changed my perspective of how I should live my life and what I should and should not worry about.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Fun, unique book and very relatable self-help book.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved it I highly recommend this book, it's very different and very crude, but I felt and understood the message very clearly. This book has become easily one of my favorites of its kind.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! This is the part that sold it for me, "Because happiness requires struggle. It grows from problems. Joy doesn't just just sprout out of the ground like daisies and rainbows." I found it relatable and refreshing compared to other self-help books.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! It's impossible not to care about anything, so it's extra important to consciously choose what you're going to care about. Love it and have recommended this book to several friends.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good feedback bought this as a gift for a friend and she loved it :)
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that good Relative to other self-help books within the same category, I didn't find this one as enticing
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok Book Had some very insightful parts with tips which I am currently attempting to implement into my life. Felt some parts of the book were more complex than they needed to be, and personally much of it were things that I already knew (unlike a different self-help book i.e. Option B, where I may have known some things, but I was able to take away some new tips). In other words, there just weren't a lot of takeaways. Appreciate the humour added to keep a boring topic more interesting. Beware: some of the humour is crude and probably not for everyone. It was a good book, but slightly over hyped.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it I'm sure this is the right self help book for some, but personally there was not a whole lot I took away from it that I didn't already know haha
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! Really resonated with me and much more real than other self-help books. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful Read I am that person who says yes to everything and everyone. The author has done a good job of showing you why you shouldn't and what steps you can take to get out of the danger zone that is spreading yourself too thin for all those around you.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful while funny Loved reading this one. It was helpful while still being light hearted and insightful. Would recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WTF? If you like Caroline Myss you'll probably like The Subtle Art. If you like What Bleep Do We Know you'll probably like The Subtle Art. A humorous guide to the plain truth and nothing but the truth in non-academic language. Kira Yoshikage may be the only reviewer who 'got' message.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving this I just received this in the mail Thursday and I haven’t been able to put it down, I find it very enjoyable and relatable to a point. I’m going to be suggesting it to people.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from overhyped it starts of great. love the humor. but somewhere in the middle he lost me. it became redundant till the end. bored me halfway that I had to skip pages to get it over with.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's alright Funny read but not as amazing as I had expected it to be especially after reading the reviews
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Funny Read I received this book as a gift at Christmas. It was good timing because we ended up in the NICU with our premature son and really reflected how we were feeling at this time. The biggest message in the book is you only have o many *&!$s to give, so use them on the important stuff in life.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! Truly one of the best, if not THE best, book I've ever read!!! The way Mark Manson writes this book really gets you thinking. More people should write like this!!!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Funny I enjoyed this book. It was quite funny but very true.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! I bought this book in an airport and was thoroughly entertained for the entire flight! Interesting concepts (probably trivial for anyone that has studied psychology) and a very enjoyable read!
Date published: 2018-02-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from just bought online Since i am supposedly a hyper sensitive person (which I am lol), I find that if someone's words don't jive with mine or that they have said and done things I have found rude or insensitive, I tend not to confront them but rather go over these words over and over in my head and getting angry at imaginary situations. If I said this, they might reply with this and I blow it out of proportion, so yes having a book that might stop all these worrisome thoughts will be a bonus. I truly hope it makes me care just a bit less.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read. gives readers the push they are looking for in life
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read a lot of points mentioned for common sense, but I still learned quite a lot, and it has definitely changed my outlook on myself and my life.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from shock factor Although it's expected the writer uses slurs for shock value instead of need. A lot of non-information and fluff
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my life! It gave me a much needed push to do what I want for myself. To not be so influenced by others around to the point of living by other people's rules. A great read! I highly recommend it for all millennials.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Common Sense The book is definitely over-hyped. While the book made some valid points with interesting anecdotes, a lot of it was common sense & repetitive. Limit your expectations & you'll probably consider it a good book.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Over hyped and not worth reading Other than having an eye-catching title, I find that this book has little to no substance. It is written more as a collection of personal observations to various situations rather than a book for guidance. Although I am not offended by the frequent use of the F word, I got tired of constantly seeing it. I read up to the end of the second chapter and that was enough. There are much better books out there that can help you.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Easy read This book was super easy to read. Nice reminders of how we should look at things but I was honestly disappointed. A lot of it seemed like common sense to me.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read a necessary wake-up call to focus on yourself & what you can control
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A much needed slap in the face Sometimes we need a slap in the face to reset our priorities and make a better situation for ourselves. This book is a slap in the face and it is amazing. It is just what I needed, and while the message is simple, it's hard to incorporate into ones daily living. But if you can, I do agree that you'll be happier. It's all about learning what to care about.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! Couldn't put this book down, some good points but at times repetitive.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting style of writing This book starts off really strongly with plenty of swearing and it's a bit of a slap in the face to "wake up!". However, after that first chapter, things ease out and you start to see what the author is trying to say. A lot of great reminders to be true to yourself, to organize your priorities, and to enjoy life as it is, not as you want it to be.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth the Read Quick read. I honestly expected more from this book considering it's popularity. Overall, there were a few really good bits of advice in there but it was just too all over the place for me to really enjoy it like I wanted to..
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from unique great gift idea for that eccentric friend
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Little Read While perhaps not as counter-intuitive as the subtitle suggests, Manson has crafted the self-help book for those who hate self-help books. Substantially free from the normal tropes, packed with humor, and beyond readable. While I'm not sure if it changed my life drastically, it provided plenty of food for thought.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed it! I bought this book a couple months ago. I wanted to change my perspective on life. I think this book helped me not take things too hard. I would definitely recommend. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Amazing book. Puts life in an easy to read light hearted prospective. Things are going to suck but there's always a way to still smile and be thankful. Love Mark Manson's style of writing, and this book is my go to for my anxiety.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Like the ending but is very repetitive at times.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll be revisiting this book often I felt so strongly about this book that I gave it as a gift to many friends for Christmas. I needed these reminders and I needed them said to me in exactly this way. Thank you, Mark Manson. You were medicine to me.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from some nice reminders anyone can take at least One thing, from this book, even if they make it their own version.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good!! Got this book for Christmas and it will change my life i can already tell!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Biggest waste of words I have never been more disappointed in a book. Total waste of time, don't bother picking it up at the store, don't even borrow it from a friend. (Yes, I tried to rate this 0 stars out of 5, so the 1 is solely obligatory)
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome for self worth This book was given to a co-worker as a gift; should inspire her to take less "on the chin". great book!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved tis book!! This book will make you laugh the whole time, highly recommend if you want some comedic but subtle truth to living a better life without worrying about what others think of you.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting Bought it to grow a stronger back bone. Not finished yet, but enjoying it so far.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting Bought it to grow a stronger back bone. Not finished yet, but enjoying it so far.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from subtle art Really funny book. Great analogies and lessons.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from i don't understand the hype a friend recommended this book to me, swearing by it. i tried to make it through, but i just couldn't get past the know-it-all tone. meh. i don't get the hype #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good message The author makes some decent points, although it's not that different from any other self-help type of book. Overall, it's a good read with some humour thrown in.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE One of the best books I have read in a while! Literally laughing out load at this guys humor throughout the book. Awesome read!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book such good insights.. helpful
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad to have stumbled upon this gem. When browsing through a Chapters, this little book caught my eye. I flipped through a couple pages and decided to purchase. It is extremely insightful and puts many other self-help books to shame. It focuses on outlook and logic rather than "doing this will make you happy". It acknowledges that happiness is only achieved once you stop striving to be what others expect. There is obviously more to it, so I definitely recommend reading it! I have referred a couple friends to it, and they both love it. One even borrowed my book and had to buy me a new one because she took it with her everywhere and didn't want to return an "over-used" book to me. Obviously it does have swear words, so make sure you prepare others for that if they are more sensitive to this type of language. Will re-read again!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool Read this book and absolutely loved it! For people that know me, they know I care too much and most of the time I am the one left exhausted or feeling like I didn't do enough. This book really just hits you upside the head and confirms that sometimes not caring is what you could do best. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know this is where I tend to go wrong. So thank you Mark Manson, for writing it like it is. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly entertaining book I am not a fan of self-help literature but I decided to give this book a read. It is very entertaining. Easy read.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend Brought this book with me to Mexico and got a lot of looks and laughs. I really recommend it. A little voice will always be at the back of your mind asking, "Do I really need to care about this?". Lessons we can all use!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from had potential but... Had potential but it did not live up to the hype.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why the hype? I'm not sure what all the hype is about surrounding this book. His voice was interesting enough to keep me reading, but his theory and ideas were simply repeating the obvious over and over again. Don't get me wrong, there were a few gems to be found, but over all, I wasn't impressed.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Downright amazing! Read this book and absolutely loved it! For people that know me, they know I care too much and most of the time I am the one left exhausted or feeling like I didn't do enough. This book really just hits you upside the head and confirms that sometimes not caring is what you could do best. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know this is where I tend to go wrong. So thank you Mark Manson, for writing it like it is.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining book Great book if you’re looking for something quick, entertaining, and inspirational. It can get a little repetitive, and some ideas miss the mark a bit, but overall I quite enjoyed it. Would recommend.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it A friend bought this for me and its wonderful!
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intersting An interesting read to say the least
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just eye opening inspiring, funny and helps you solidify your beliefs on what's really important in life if you already are on the way to becoming a better person
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love/ Hate 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 those books that present the hard truths we do not want to hear. This book I would consider it to be shaping nonfiction books and readers if it is the first self help book you have read. However, if that is not the case and you have already read other self-help books it comes off as redundant halfway through the book. 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 over some of the most irrelevant things in hindsight. It made me realize that it’s sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and re-evaluate why I think so-and-so on a daily basis. And I would like to thank him for answering a lot of fears people have with such a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck was both personally relevant and entertaining.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read Sometimes, you need a slap in the face. You find yourself in a funk, everything bothers you and you are just not happy. This book is helpful because it states the truth bluntly, and it acts like a non-painful slap in the face. It had advice that I needed to hear, and while it's not easy to change one's outlook, it certainly is worth it!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It A quick and easy read. And quite funny...had me laughing out loud several times. Was it the same idea repeated over and over again? Of course. But for people like me (anxious, worrisome, constantly basing my self worth on the opinions of others) that’s what it took to hammer the point home. I feel a little lighter after reading this book, and I’m going to give it to several of my friends as a gift.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was alright Good for a few laughs and gives perspective but not that great of a self-help book in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great It's not so much about not giving a f*** but prioritizing what things in your life really warrant giving a f*** about. I enjoyed the read!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needed A book usually comes into your life as it's needed or your ready for it . This book is blunt and definetly not eloquently written but the theme - the points relevant. It's the lecture you need when your having a pity party.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay read It was on okay read. I bought it for my husband because I loved the premise. But it soon became repetitive. If you read it with a tongue in cheek basis, it's good. But if you are looking for a self-help book, it's not the one.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just another hipster millennial book The title is cute. The book is not.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read if you give a f*&k Funny, irreverent and sarcastic. Not sure what I learned but it was a good laugh
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from funny to start... I loved the title of the book and thought it was funny to start...but then I just lost interest. It was very repetitive and I didn't find it useful. The most it was good for was a couple of laughs!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from eh I was excited to read this as it seemed sarcastic and witty (some things i love). However after the halfway point the book became redundant and a waste of time. There seemed to be little order in his thoughts and he seemed to be just writing whatever came to his head. I think i read the same idea repeated about 20 times in a different style. Overall on OK book but a waste of time.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Interesting read. Entertaining even if you don't want to follow the advice
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from okay not very helpful, unless you worry a lot about things... fun read anyways
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Definetely an interesting read, but... as with all these types of self improvement books, take it all with a grain of salt. This is just a leisurely read and maybe you'll find something that clicks for you, maybe not.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Love This Book Helps me in not worrying as much and to ask myself; "is this really worth my time to give a f*ck?". I save a lot more energy by giving a f*ck on what matters.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not bad, but not life-changing Perhaps my view of this book was tainted by the high praise it received from so many others in my social circle, but the book, while funny and smart, was not the life-changing tome I had anticipated. It does give a good perspective on how to determine what matters in one's life, however, and encourages the reader to make what is important a priority. In short, if you are ready to make these attitudinal changes already, then this book will reinforce your choice.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not for everyone I think most people can benefit from reading this book, love the straightforward no bs approach! The humor is dry and I do enjoy that but I have a friend who didn't like the book, it is not for everyone
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth it Unfortunately, this book was not well-written. I expected more from this, as it was recommended to me by a friend. It fell short and the only reason why I finished it was because I had committed to it in the first place.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good Excellent book! The humour is great
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yup great book Interesting read! Does use the word f*** a little too much, but other than that very good.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent I heard a lot about this book and probably had too high of expectations! But honestly if you like this kind of genre then this is the book for you : ) I just thought it was too full of dry humour for me
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Such a great read! so insightful and full of great tips. very relatable experiences. I have a list of friends wanting to borrow it!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice light read that offers alternative views a nice light read to pass the time
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from overrated doesn't live up to the hype
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not worth the money Poorly written. Seems to be gravitated towards because of the title; however, the F bomb need not be used so frequently that it becomes used in the same sense as "like" (ie.. I like totally like want to like go to the park...)
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books I have ever read! I was afraid this book might turn me into a bitter person, and have less positive look on life, but in fact its helped become a happier person. Mark uses great examples in his book to really get you to understand his ideas. Very well written! I recommend reading his blog as well, has some great articles.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it It's so true but with a dry humour
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read! This book is awesome and I highly recommend it to anyone! Such a refreshing read.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and easy to read! I think anyone can benefit from reading this book, love the straightforward no bs approach!
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer This book is amazing! It gives life changing advice that will change the way you live. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Its a great read to really get a better understanding about not caring anymore about what other think
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great read I bought this at the end of my pregnancy, and it was a game changer. Mark has a way with words that charismatic, yet very much to the point, and in your face. I've bought it for my mom, brother, and highly recommended it to many of my co-workers.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, easy read! I originally bought this book for a friend who need to learn how to not give a f*ck, but ended up reading it myself. I am not usually one for "Self-Help" style books but this one got my attention. Take from it what you will, but definitely a good read if you want to learn how to care a little less :)
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read! Mark Manson has an incredible voice and writes in a very matter-of-fact way while incorporating humour. I laughed out loud a few times. One must however be open to this style of writing. It gave me great perspective and I will be reading it again. It is one to keep on the nightstand.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift What caught my attention was of course the title. If your first thought seeing this book was "HAH I don't need this book because I already mastered the art of not caring", you really don't need this book. That being said, if appreciate this kind of humour, I would get this book. Also, 10/10 would recommend gifting this to your friend who shares the same weird humour as you, but also would like to throw slight (subtle) shade to because they actually need some advice (not coming from you) on how to chill sometimes
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's just ok I found this book to be more of a satirical novelty than a thought provoking page turner.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book! With that title - I was hooked. A great read. Eye opening and interesting. Makes you look at yourself and the life you lead.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Something Different This book definetely gives you a different perspective.. compared to when everyones telling you to Be positive and Stay positive. Instead he focuses on the fact you can really only care about so much in life and you must always remain realistic. It's a very interesting read. Dont ever get a self help book and rely on it 100%. Take everything with a grain of salt and just stick to the lessons that you think actually fit you and the lifestyle/attitude you want to achieve.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The title says it all Purchased this book for myself as I feel this is something I need to learn to do. Valuable life lessons, but as with everything you need to take it with a grain of salt.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting read An interesting perspective
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Really good book if you want to shake up your life and change your perspective. I read this and it really made me reevaluate a lot and I say that in a good way. Definitely need this in your life
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Loved this book. Gave me a whole new perspective on how to approach different situations.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Perspective I loved this book and how it Gave a fresh perspective to help narrow down what's important in life. For those who seek direction and passion i strongly recommend it
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read! As a person that cares too much, this book helped me learn where to concentrate my "fucks". Lots of great information in here, doesnt feel like a self-help book but truly opened my eyes to certain things.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very valuable read The main idea of the book is that suffering is inevitable in life, but the caveat is we can choose what we suffer for. By identifying the limited the number of things in life that "are worth a fuck" it can give us some clarity on what to pursue. There are way better self help books than this, but this is by no means a bad read. It can be done in one sitting as well.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kind of boring Author really doesn't present anything new or interesting. Title sums up entire book, really.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must-Read I felt this book would be too mainstream. I felt I'd read things I already knew and who wants to buy books like that? But, in all honesty, this book surprised me. I felt that all points came from a point of view that I hadn't thought to think from. It was enlightening and helped during a time when I probably gave too many F*<S!
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed :( Was really looking forward to the insight and humour and am left disappointed. I agree the f-word can be impactful in speech, but after awhile, I was fed up with seeing it.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Just started this and I'm pretty hooked. I like how no BS it is and the vulgarity really helps send the message home. Found some theories pretty insightful. Enjoyable read overall.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Funny and engaging read to perceive life experiences in a new light. Worth it
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh. Wouldn't go out of y way to read it or take it up as a 'life philosophy'. This is definitely a subject that one doesn't/shouldn't take lightly. It's very upfront, blunt, and offensive 'sometimes'. I can understand the 'you only have one life, so just say fuck it' once in awhile, but come on, this book amplifies it to the extreme.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Insight I really like it and the amount of vulgarity didn't bother me. There are many great observations & assertions made by the author which I think is very true. (Audio version)
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this book Funny, down to earth, genuine, and totally applicable.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would read again great book and highly entertaining. sometimes its hard to put down.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring Book! I bought this about a month ago and it really changes your perspective on things. Definitely a good read!!
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books I have read great examples that author gives in the book to make it more interesting to read, and the true advices are given without sugar coating.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Definitely recommend this book! Not a typical self-help book - very funny and interesting/important lessons! Spent some time reflecting after reading each chapter and absorbing the lessons!
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good amount of humour I personally loved this book, and found it great for a more humorous version of a self-help book. Definitely not for someone who wants something serious, as most of the book is pretty blunt. An awesome read though!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Mean, Dare I Say It? ..This book is fucking amazing.
Date published: 2017-10-04

Editorial Reviews

“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.”