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 13, 2016

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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:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not your typical self help book... A great read for anyone who is looking to better themselves and have a good laugh
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very direct and updated A great approach to putting everything in perspective and learn to identify what is really worth your effort and energy.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Entertaining Love this book, its very humorous and to the point! a very easy read and very easy to relate to as well.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good entertaining read Read this through friends recommendation. It had really good tips to use for life
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from YES!! Definitely makes you think a different way; this book will help guide you to realize what you care about and what may be a waste of time. It was the jolt I needed this summer! Loved it! Will probably buy the audio book soon.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes to the Title! A friend recommended this book and I fell in love within readying the first few pages. Love it!
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from move fast and break things some good take-aways to help live within modernity 2.5 stars
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Common sense mixed with a lot of humour. Great read - gets you thinking.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from new mindset great book, not the typical inspirational book,absolutly worth it reading it
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intereasting! not your average self help book but I enjoyed it so much!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring This book was very captivating in every aspect. A must read!
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth The Read.. The title is a jolt and I loved the responses the title got, whenever a technician or nurses saw it on my bedside table, while in hospital. The premise is pretty simple, and if you can apply it to your life, your life gets simplified immediately. Much like The Four Agreements.. the 'agreements' are simple, but not easy to remember to apply them, but when you do.. big impact and sense of relief, because it lifts the burden of making assumptions, keeping negative feelings going, etc. The things that weigh you down. If you stop caring what people think, you will be free. It's like cleaning out a junk drawer or messy closet - you just feel lighter.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change Your Mind-Change Your Life Change your mind and you change your life. This book has practical ways and easy to use thoughts, ideas to help you achieve victory over your battles, most of which come from your mind, so essentially you are the one beating yourself up and keeping you down with how you think.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read in Full then grab the Audio book. If you struggle with overthinking and find yourself feeling as if you've given more than you receive. This book will help you. Grab the audio book to playback specific points in chapters when you need a quick reminder. This book will help guide you to realizing what to care about and what you may discover are wastes of your time. Fantastic for self development.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it It puts things into perpective. You can choose what bothers you and what you respond to.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! Not your average "self help" book... straight-forward and to the point, this book helps you learn to prioritize, and when to just say "f##k it!"
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational! This is a must read! It's unlike other "self-help books" and instead focuses on being realistic with your life and taking responsibility for what happens to you. Amazing! I'm already on round two.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I had to do a lot of self reflection when I read this. I thoroughly enjoyed it though.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye Opening! It is a great book that doesn't sugar coat reality. It caused me to reflect a lot and is very well written! Amazing book.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes you think Perhaps after people read this book they will finally realize not to sweat the small stuff in life.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST self help book on the market for the YUPPIES of this world I would recommend this book to absolutely everyone!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Perspective I found you have to be open minded to avoid becoming defensive throughout reading this. It speaks a lot of truths that I think most of us are guilty for but don't want to admit to. I found it easy to follow and it doesn't ask you any high effort and demanding solutions on your part if you choose to follow the advice #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Stuff An amazing sense of humor throughout the book. Would recommend.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring & Relatable A great book for self-development, well-being, and inspiration. I loved the analogies and stories used in this book- they bring a deeper value to the concepts introduced. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! If you find yourself not knowing what to do, wondering if you are wasting your time or not, not able to fully focus, or worried about what other people are doing, this book is for you. This book will help you understand why you need to focus on yourself and how perspective can be very important to help lead yourself towards something more positive.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't enjoy, despite the buzz This book was really hyped up for what it was. I felt like I didn't take away any useful lessons that could be applied in everyday life...like I could from similar books of this genre.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Got this book for my best friend as well and we're both loving it. It puts things into perspective! :)
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it! What a great read! Loved it! i would recommend it to anyone. Took pieces from the book and put it into my life.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good book read this book and it will help you realize you dont have to care about everything
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it is very okay to feel bad and have tempers Although I do not like the Fxxx words in this book, but it does tell a truth that lots of the time it is okay and feel bad and have tempers and don't worry about how others think about you
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book changed my life! Seriously though, EVERYONE needs to read this! Game changer!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Book This Book is easy to ready and any book that promotes growth, I'm a big fan of! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Any book that promotes growth, I'm a big fan of! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Just like any other motivational or personal development book, sometimes things do feel like its being repeated but either way its an easy and good read.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relevant Book! Our lives can be happier by not giving a darn about everything. Focus! This book reads like a nihilist primer for today's image-obsessed social media artificial world.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read! I enjoyed reading Mark Manson's ''The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.'' However, at times the messaging felt a bit repetitive. If you're looking for a light read, you'll enjoy it. #PlumReview
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This book was a little repetitive at times, but the message it delivered was inspiring and empowering. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and definitely feel that anyone who reads it will benefit from what it has to say!
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing! I honestly recommend this book to everyone I know! It is blunt and honest. It gave me real insight into how I view experiences. It was easy to read and I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes you reconsider common sense I really like reading 'how to hack life' type books, and the offensive language self-help ones are my favourite. This book delivers all the goods - it's insightful, surprising, and, most importantly, it's funny. I picked it up to get a good laugh, but I ended up being genuinely engaged with Manson's ideas. While some of the stuff he proposes is counterintuitive, it's surprisingly rational and thoughtful - I ended up questioning the rationality of my own initial intuitions. I appreciate the fact that his advice is based more on experience and introspective observation than conventional wisdom or traditional self-help psych babble. Briefly, the book lives up to its title, unlike so many others in the genre.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read A bit crude at times, but an excellent read for putting life into perspective and learning how to roll with the punches.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Basically, don't get hung up on life I enjoyed this book but it was repetitive. It is basic life principles but not spelled out in the self-help style #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Counter-intuitive, indeed! This book is full of basic principles for life, dressed up in a way that won't make you roll your eyes.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motivational and Thoroughly Thoughtful I was excited to read this on vacation while I lay by the pool. Well written and great supporting anecdotes. I only gave it 4 stars as I wish the chapters were a bit more organized. It was written stream of conscious but I personally prefer more structure would have made it perfect. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lives up to the clever title! I gravitated towards this book because of the title. I'm not a spiritual person, so a lot of self-help books tend to speak in a language I can't really resonate with. So the sarcastic tone and general sentiment was appealing, for me personally. A lot of the book made sense for me and helped me shift my attitude a little. You have to figure out what works for you, and f*** the rest.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and creative This was a funny and creative way of looking at suffering and pain in the world. It follows a lot of principles of self-help books but in the opposite way. It's good guide for control freaks and micro-managers.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes you think This book makes you view other people's actions as well as your own differently. It is not about not giving a f*ck, but more so about getting to know yourself and figuring out what you give a f*ck about, as well as focusing less about getting upset about the small things. An interesting read!
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth a Read This book received lots of hype and so I thought I would give it a read. I must say that I wasn't disappointed and it's definitely worth a read. The books is a good reminder that we need to get out of our own heads at times, and contrary to what I originally thought it's not about not caring about anything it's about being selective in what you chose to care about. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What really matters? Great reminder to assess your life and what really matters to you. Get rid of unwanted baggage and hold on and invest in what truly matters to you. Also a nice quick, easy and engaging read!
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Great book for sensitive people or those with high anxiety
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A book I'd recommend Stick past the initial pages of f-bombs and you will find this book worthwhile. A true dig-deep book with lots of thought provoking stories for everyone. It's not about "not caring" it's about "what's important enough to give a flying f*ck". I'd strongly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn more about themselves. It does not matter how old you are, we all fall prey to our failings (at least once in a while if we're honest!)
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Average Read While I read this book, so points I found helpful and interesting. Could tell written from a man's point of view thou, his view and perspective is different from a women's, would love to see this book written from a female's point of view.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I love reading these types of books. Its helpful and honest about life.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful While it is frank and often vulgar, it is honest and truthful. This may help you, it may not. There are plenty of good observations and advice here but nothing you cannot find in other similar books. #plumreviews
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Funny and eye opening, made me think in a different perspective
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting A rather interesting book - the title really makes it stand out
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Self Reflection! So glad I had the opportunity to read this. Such an easy read and so relatable! Written in a way that gets the point across directly, gave me some good laughs and gave me some good moments of self-reflection and self realization.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from awful I believe you get hooked by the book because of the title. I didn't finish the book because i just found it lame and uninspired. writing F*ck millions of times over and over is nowhere near brilliant writing. This is not for go-getters, or for those who strive to overcome, surpass and better-themselves. Don't bother with this book if you do give a fuck.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent enough. It had its ups and its downs, overall a good read with a few hiccups along the way.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helps you stop being a push over Good read with some helpful advice how not to always be a yes person and stop caring about it...or at least stop caring as much.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved I still give a F, but now I give less F's if it doesn't suit my life. Great book.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing The author approached life from a different angle which I liked.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Creative, but Informal Although Mark Manson delivers his advice and information in a comical and humorous way, I found the language to be a little too informal as well as a bit repetitive for a self-help read. I do give him props for the creative way of going about sharing his insight, however I felt he was trying too hard to focus on being funny rather than sharing advice. I will be fair, as this was the first self-help novel I have personally read so I wasn't too sure of what to expect. :)
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To Anyone who has read and doesn't understand this book - take a hint - it's made for YOU! I spent several months taking my time to read this. It is fantastic! While I already had a similar look on life and mindset to begin with, it re-legitimized the great teachings to learn from in this book. Don't waste your time being overly offended, blissful and entitled in life - it truly gets you no where! As a high school teacher, I've shared it with students and meaningful discussions have come out of it for sure. Would 100% recommend everyone "struggling" or not to read it anyways! There's something for everyone in it.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Approach life from a different angle Mark Mason did a really great job at providing a self help book with comedic relief, and giving points on how to attack life's problems from a non conventional perspective. Would highly recommend this funny, witty, and ego altering book to anyone looking to change
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lots of hype, but nothing great So yes, the title catches your eye. Surprisingly, nothing you cant find by googling self help on the internet. Meh. ..waste of my time
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great self help book I read this book in a day. It is informative, inspiring and humorous at the same time. If anyone is feeling stuck in a rut, read this book!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book changed my life! I got this book as a gift and it completely changed my life! I am on my way to achieving my inner peace and I recommend this book to everyone I know!!!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simplistic Great book, really opens the door for you to be a great person love it and hilarious
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and powerful This book is well worth the hype! Mark has a way of using profanity, honesty and humor to really get the point across to help you make a lasting change in your life. It's a great "self-help" book for those people who make fun of the genre, or who want to tip toe into the self-help world
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it gets a great message across in an amazingly funny way
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A not-so-subtle kick in the a$$! In the beginning, I was judging this book cynically, as someone apprehensive about self-help books, but a few trusted amigos and even my mother urged me to pick up this "awesome book!", so I did. At first I regarded it as someone trying to be too cool and set the tone of the book with a lot of overdone swearing, but eventually, his voice really came through and his message is a motivating one! I do highly recommend this book, especially if you've been putting things off in life, or lacking in courage in yourself and your abilities. DO IT.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it recommended read. Funny and Interesting! All my friends have read it and say the same! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept my attention I haven't followed his blog but it seems like Mark has gained a lot of insight at a younger age (I am in my late 40s). I thought it was a good read and appreciate the perspective and insight into "what is meaningful to you".
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Great read. Changes the way we should all look at things.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Author wrote just to be able to swear Struggled to read this one ALOT! I tried about 4 times, couldnt get into this. I feel like the aurthor wrote this just so that they could swear..
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone Should Read This! Received this book as a gift - and it was life changing! Doesn't matter if you're going through tough times or are sailing through life swimmingly, we all need to look at things from a different perspective once in a while, and that is exactly what Mark Manson teaches us in this book. Many thought-provoking points. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Was amused and captivated by the title, and it was definitely worth the buy!
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not even slightly worth it The book seemed to be promising, but it was absolutely not. I did not like the way of writing and it felt way too staged for me.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Such a great read for those that like realness and just being themselves in their day to day lives.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Parts were good, parts were utter bull. If you're interested in reading this book, take it all with a (large) grain of salt, nothing is based on anything more than this guy's own musings about life...
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me I did not like this book or find it helpful. It seems like a really strange approach. It may be great and work well for other people but it wasn't for me.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and Inspiring! This is a good "slap in the face" by making me realize that we don't have to have all the finer things in life and shouldn't compete with others about the best moments in our lives like who has the best vacation, who takes the best pics of extravagant food, who has the best bf/gf, the best instagram pics and etc. This really help me realize that I have been through a pretty shitty past and it is ok to live through a shitty past so as long as you know what your next step is to move forward and not let shitty event pull you back. If I were asked to go back in time and rearrange or change my past in anyway, I would never change it...because my shitty past made me a better person. I don't even know if this review makes sense to some people who will read it, but I don't care. This is the best I can pour my heart out to everyone out there that this book is GENIUS. Thank you Mark Manson for a humorous, amazing, and inspiring book!
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nothing special This book is your typical "don't give a f*ck" self help book, if you've read one, you've read them all
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it This book was quirky, the language appealed to me and he understands how things should be. Basically we care to much about all the little things and not enough about the big stuff. My whole family and i loved this book
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beach Read Easy read. Perfect book at the beach. Not really an insight of life but give you a satisfaction why we need to care less about what other people think.... just re-emphasizing what my brain was telling me all along.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I really enjoyed reading this book! It really help if you have problem putting yourself first sometimes !
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I've had this book for about a year now and still go back to it from time to time to read and take in all the amazing advice and thought-provoking texts written by Mark Manson. His approach to life advice can be applicable to all kinds of people, no matter what your experiencing in life. I think this is the one book you should definitely have on your bookshelf.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not worth your $ kind of felt like waste of time, the book didnt have anything that you can't find online
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read I loved this book. It gave me some great insight. I've recommended it to everyone.
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Totally New Perspective There were some things that I didn't agree with, entirely, but for the most part I found this book incredibly eye-opening and helpful. It encouraged me to look at my life and evaluate its parts, and in the end I made some radical changes for the better. This is a great and quick read! Although, I will give readers a heads up: leave your ego aside when reading this book!
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should read this once This book is amazing. It's the perfect dose of truth and honesty. Highly recommend and won't disappoint.
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and helpful! Funny but true way of changing your life outlook so you can give a few less fucks about the things that don't matter
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read! This was an amazing book. I love the way it's written, it's so real and honest. It was very helpful
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun read This book was really easy to get through, the writing and content are very relatable, and it's a fun/funny book overall.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An easy to understand and relatable. I liked the author's style of writing. It brought to mind having a conversation with a laid back friend who has a unique perspective, and makes you take a look at your views.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of its kind I normally do not like these types of self-help/motivational books at all, but I loved this one. It's funny, well-written and easy to read, and although it's not life-changing, it does offer a refreshing perspective on things.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! This book was a very good read! It is blunt, raw and insightful. Much different from your usual self-help book.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This is an excellent book. Things sometime that we know but need to hear clearly. The author explain his concept so that everyone understand.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I really liked this book - it's unlike other self help books that make you pity your situation. It's straight up, honest and funny as well.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No foundation, no appeal, just a catchy title This book came across to me like the ramblings of a young guy who led a charmed young life and then felt like writing a book so he could brag about it. He has no background in any study or science that would make him fit to give any kind of life-influencing advice. The reader's best bet is to go into this simply to read a few anecdotes that are kinda cool, and then read about how awesome the author's life is. That's it. This book has only stayed at the top of the bestseller charts because it has a swear word in the title.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan I think this book is sensationalized and overhyped .. it's common sense self help
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aha Read on recommendation of a coworker. A moment of clarity during a depressive episode. Thank you, Mark. #plumrewards
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved this book! I bought this book back in February and couldn't put it down. I found that there were a lot of funny moments in the book and would defiantly recommend this book to everyone
Date published: 2018-04-22
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

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.”