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

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read Funny, honest and uncomfortable. A great read for those looking for a no nonsense- upfront approach to difficult situations and reflecting on our own actions at the same time.
Date published: 2019-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This is a great book, however you need to be ready to read it. If you're still in a defensive position for whatever reason, do not read this book. If you're actually ready to absorb this type of life advise, you will gain so much from this book. I read this after reading a Brene Brown novel, and the White Hot Truth, and I found that the sequence I read them in was amazing. Brene starts off as soft and you learn to have courage in yourself, then White Hot Truth starts to smack the truth around your value in your face, and this is the final push. This book is more about choices, and making sure that you are putting yourself first.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blunt but life changing Mark Manson does not give a good impression in his introductory chapters, but I'm glad I was patient enough to hold onto the book. He digs into behavioral patterns we all know to be destructive but need to hear, in a blunt tone, yet very well thought. The title does not do this book justice. It talks about how to prioritize the struggles you want to take and choose the pains you want to endure, which as a result creates a more purposeful and happy life. Overall I can say it is an easy read with a nice flow.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I will be reading this over and over like my husband. I reiterate many parts often&if my teens can grasp this soon their lives and those they surround themselves with will all be much wiser and happier, cannot wait to read Mark’s follow-up!
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another good read! I haven't finished this book yet but so far it is good. The author can come off as arrogant but honestly he's just telling us what we all have to hear. He isn't sugar coating anything. Must say that he does use the F word a little too much but meh it's alright. It kind of suites the book. Will be writing another review once I'm done the entire book.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! The young man who wrote this has got a good head on his shoulders. It''s one of the best self-help books I've read. It's a quick read but well worth it. You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2019-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! As a sensitive person with anxiety this book helped me realize that I waste so much time giving people my time which results in negativity and impacts my own image of myself. Great read for someone like me who needs a rude awakening on the truths of life.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A useless book Don’t waste your time reading this book. There isn’t a single thing you will be able to learn from this book which you won’t get from a short 5 minute article online. The tone and arrogance of the author was off putting and unoriginal. Each page got me more and more annoyed. The lack of original substance is annoying as well. Awful, awful read.
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too much for me I started reading and it is just another self help common sense mumbo jumbo book. Save your time and just critical think on your own. Couldn't even get past the half way mark.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't like I found it difficult to comprehend that this book sold over 3 million copies. It was an endless stream of the F word. However, since I was reading it before bed-time, it worked much better than a sleeping pill.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Haven't yet finished it Really good book, but I haven't yet finished it. I felt like a lot of repetition in the beginning and lost my interest.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I loved reading this book. I enjoy his perspective on daily problems.
Date published: 2019-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good It was a quick read for me. I thought it gave a good insight in motivating yourself to do things you've always wanted to regardless of what people say.
Date published: 2019-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different View Opens up different perspectives for the reader. Might not relate directly for the reader but could help others.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different As a highly empathatic and sensitive person, I thought i should purchase this book to toughen up. It does make some sense and shows you not to waste time on ppl who don't appreciate you. But ultimately you cannot truly change who you are, and trying to be something you're not, doesn't always work. But worth the read.
Date published: 2019-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! I read this and really loved it, felt that it changed the way I looked at things and now I'm recommending it to all my friends! Everyone should give this book a try!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crap I'm so sick of these stupid books. You SHOULD care about things. You SHOULD give a f**k. The whole problem with the world starts with this person's "philosophy" of not caring. What an insincere piece of junk/money grab/ trying to be hip title. Apathy is boring people. My advice to you is care about things. Love them. Love what you don't love even. Feel the highs and lows life gives you. Stop trying to live some numb existence by sitting in the middle. Not caring is not the answer. If something upsets you then let if upset you. You don't need to always be in control or calm or whatever. Just feel and know you're alive and please don't by junk self help books by people who want to tell you how to live. Just live your own dang life and please, please, please give a f**k. Give many f**ks about all sorts of things, even things that you don't like or are uncomfortable. Just care and don't listen to this garbage.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read This book came highly recommended by a friend and I'm glad I read it. Provides a straight forward approach to looking after yourself.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The harsh reality of things This book makes you realize how much you put so much effort and energy in caring about things we know we shouldn’t but do anyways.
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brutally honest Mark Manson reaffirms everything we already know, but are not strong enough to admit to ourselves. He explains that you CAN be in complete control, if you're willing to stop making excuses, stop living a life for others, and stop giving a s--t about what others think. It was a great reminder for me, almost a re-awakening...
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really wanted to hate on this generic white dudes opinion... ... but he was very self aware and I think had great content.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not For Me! I didn't like it at all! Don't waste your money on this one! There are better self-help books out there!
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It all depends on your point of view As my title says, It all depends on your point of view. For some it will be a book and they will understand and for other it wouldbe a totla garbage. Some of the things in thisbook is wrong. Such as an self affirmation saying that you are happy. Becase when you wake up and say that you are happy then you are. Some people are grumpy by saying I woke up from the wrong side of the bed. As I said it all depends on how you perceive things.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not impressed Not a fan of this book. It's like going through a very long and repetitive blog post about "f*ck positivity" "everyone sucks" and "nobody's special". It definitely did not live up to the big hype surrounding it. Don't waste your time or money on this.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst book I've read in years. I was very excited to read this book as it had sold so many copies and had many good reviews. I couldn't believe my absolute complete disappointment in this text. It was repetitive, and less than enlightening. I wish I had the hours back I spent reading it, hoping the next chapter would be better. Maybe this book would be good for someone who is depressed, I cannot say as I'm a happy person. I've read a lot of books and listened to many affirmations on the power of mindset, gratitude etc and those actually DO increase your everyday happiness more than a little. I don't believe there's much scientific merrit behind this book.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE IT! I highly recoomend everyone to read this book to recieve clarity of what matters in their lives.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend! This was my first “self-help” booked and I loved it. It was super relatable to my daily life and was a short and quick read!
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye Opening Really made you think of what is important in life versus what we make important. Read it for book club and we all had so many different opinions as we all have different values.
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Only a few chapters in and I hate it, I was really excited to read this book, my friend had recommended it to me. I have been reading it but every other word is swearing (I'm not sensitive, I don't care - but, when you are blatantly trying to be 'edgy' or whatever, it comes off as unintelligent and annoying.) He uses SO many examples to explain the same concept, it's like beating a dead horse - we get it after the first analogy. I was fully expecting to love this book, I love writers with an edge - this is just overdone and contrived. I appreciate the message this book portrays of being happy with what you have and living unapologetically, however - in the first chapter it basically tells you to stop reaching for your dreams and just be happy with what you have now because your dreams are unachievable and that is leading to unhappiness due to the fact that you will never fulfill those dreams and in contrast your life now will never live up to the perfect life that you may never have. I don't know if this book changes it's tune further in, but the first couple chapters were so unbearable, I probably won't finish it.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! All about getting real. We take ourselves too seriously and care about too many unimportant things. I laughed, I cried - great read!
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I recently read this book and enjoyed it. It’s a fairly frank and to the point book that doesn’t really tell you how to solve your problems (which it really shouldn’t), but instead asks you to take a look at your life and ask some hard questions about yourself and relationships and how in doing so this can be life changing. It doesn’t sugar coat things and instead reminds you that change brings uncertainty, and uncertainty brings discomfort. If you can’t handle this and are overly sensitive, you should still probably read the book because maybe one day it will help you get over that or accept that, that is a part of life. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t enjoy bluntness or swearing, then this isn’t the book for you. If you can tolerate a bit of swearing and can get past it to really read and understanding the underlying messages, then give this book a try. Yes there’s is swearing, no it’s not on every page or as extreme as some have suggested, but it’s there.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read for today's world Great book. My entire family has read it and we love it, especially the examples he provides.
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So simple, yet so enlightening. The ideas in this book almost make you feel stupid because its like "that's so obvious, why haven't I been adopting this already?" The simple, real-talk really spoke to me. He seemed to start answering questions I had as I was reading as if we were having a real conversation. I could see the relevance of my own behaviors in his examples, which is why I say it was enlightening for me. Very well written. Just the kick-in-the-pants type confrontation I needed. I have never read a self-help book before, but I appreciated the lack of "positive fluffiness". Very interesting and entertaining. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I am currently forcing every single person that I love to read this book! It completely changed my life for the better!
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Enjoyed reading this. Helped me realize I care about way to many things that ultimately do not really matter.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the Better Self Help Books Out There As far as self-help books go, this one is the one I've found most interesting and most useful. It's less about 'try this, and this, and this, and smile!' and more about 'pick the things you're willing to do the hard stuff for, and focus on those'. It doesn't ask you to change anything, it just suggests you really take a look at your life, and see what you've been not wanting to admit to yourself. It also suggests that you realize that a lot of things suck, and that's cool. You don't need a helicopter, a white picket fence, 2.3 kids and a perfect life, and chances are, things aren't going to work out for that to happen anyway. All in all, as far as self-help books go, this is definitely one of the better ones. It's a good one if you're having an off day, stuck in your own feedback loop from hell, or just want to read a lot of swearing.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing new here... Unfortunately, just recycled platitudes. Nothing new. Nothing interesting...and reading the word "fu*k" over and over is just boring.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY How many times can you write the word F*ck and get paid for it because people will fall for anything? Useless drivel that becomes irritating because he runs out of words by page five. Is only a best seller because of the title - as other people have said - and after that there is nothing there except F*ck with a few other words thrown inbetween to give him an excuse to write F*ck again. Insulting to my intelligence - I did not finish. Audio version is impossible to listen to for more than five minutes, seriously.
Date published: 2018-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read I've read articles from his online blog before and enjoyed his work overall. There were good nuggets of insight sprinkled throughout the book made it an interesting read.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting read - gets repeititive like most self help books, can be drawn out and long winded but overall pleasent read, if not a bit repetitive. interesting persepctive.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended by a friend Just ordered this book on a recommendation from a friend who found it very helpful. Looking forward to reading it
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Made me reconsider why I thought certain things were so important to me
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great changed my view on the way i live my life. very good read. had some obvious messages
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT! This Book was great, helps shift your perspective. Helps you figure out what little things are most important to you! loved it!
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun to Read! Book was engaging and fun to read, but I found it easy to get lost in the ideas. Unlike stories which have a plot to follow along with, I got lost in the flow of the book and found myself off course
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL AND FUNNY Life's new bible. Life is common sense but common sense is not that common. Love it...
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my perspective on life I will definitely be re-reading this book soon. The last few chapters speak about death and how we should start re-assessing the way we view life. Reading this book was a complete turning point for me. It's when I started taking ownership for my problems and, ironically, became a much more positive person!
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read! This book gets a good message across. It's quite eye opening and entertaining to read at the same time. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright As far as self help books go, it's got some good points
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Everyone needs to read this so we are reminded of how much we just need to relax!!!! Some great practical tips in this book and a fun read.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very obvious message Nothing that hasn't already been said before, but at least it was said more eloquently by others.
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read Really enjoyed this book. It's written in a humorous way that's an easy read and insightful. Relatable through it's simplicity and obvious facts.
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very entertaining Didn't expect much when I got this book but I have to say that it was a great book to read: very funny and it makes you think
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book!!! This helped me to apply certain things to situations and not stress over it as I always did in the past. I would over think and be so concerned and reading this book help me to get over this.
Date published: 2018-08-15
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

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.”