The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*Ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mark Manson
Narrator: Roger Wayne
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2016
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 28 minutes
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Overview

#1 New York Times Bestseller
Over 2 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 modern 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.

Reviews (147)

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Written by Carrie C. on October 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Highly recommend it!

Written by Arseniy T. on October 11th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Way deeper and more interesting than I thought! Don’t be confused about the title. Author gave lots of kcufs about his work

Written by Tammy M. on October 9th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The book made many good points, the overuse of “Fu..” was distracting.

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Written by Robert A. on October 5th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Not sure about this one.

Written by Raymundo B. on September 23rd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Damn good book, I will definitely listen to it again in the future!

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Written by Ocean N. on September 12th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The sense of superiority will never make you feel happy. That’s one of the valued quotations I’ve picked up as I listened to this audio piece. I would never want to be like an “entitled person”. I’m glad that I was able to ponder on it and the ways the book has suggested will definitely be valued

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Written by Sarina T. on September 7th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Good read !!

Written by Alison L. on September 5th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Truth and eye opening!

Written by Jamal E. on August 28th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 3/5

fantastic narrator

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Written by Heather E. on August 22nd, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a thought provoking book! I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Author Details

Author Details

Manson, Mark

Mark Manson is a star blogger with more than two million readers. He lives in New York City.