#1 New York Times Bestseller
Over 10 million copies sold
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 sums it up.55
This Book was nothing short of Amazing and immensely delivered. I’m as Excited to read the second book upon Hope! Mark Manson… Thank you, HVAB out !55
Something in this for everyone!55
Read it; listened to the words and let it change my life. It did. Now, I stand and reflect on the cliff, too.55
A must read!!!! Everyone should read this book at least once, some of us more than once!55
This book is a deep look into self. One day I hope you will read and go on a journey of self care.55
I absolutely loved this book, Mark wrote many things I didn’t know I needed to hear.55
This book is all about perspective, I loved it because of how eye opening it is. I never really noticed how much nonsense I was really holding on to till this book, very helpful book 10/1055
Paid for the book only got 22 pages15
Amazing. Absolutely life changing. Cannot recommend enough.55