The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life

eBook - 2016
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A humorous self-help guide helps readers figure out the things that they should care about to lead contented, grounded lives.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, 2016
ISBN: 9780062457738
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Subtle art of not giving a fuck

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Jan 01, 2019

I’m 12, and this book is a great manual to life, and what to pay attention to, what to ignore and look past. Although this book is for adults, people like me, who really think a lot about life and how to spend your precious time on this beautiful earth, should read this book. This book is recommended for 10 to Adult, but if you are wondering what life is for, what to do with life, how to enjoy life, this is the #1 book you should read.

Dec 30, 2018

A quick reading, flippant look at what to prioritize in your life. This book was "preaching to the choir" for me but could be of value for those caught on treadmill. Worth reading if you can stand the vulgarity of the language as there are some incisive arguments that are more then just reaching maturity.

Nov 28, 2018

Excellent read. At first the "f's" are quite frequent (hence the title) then after the first couple chapter's the message really gets across with only a few "f's" in the book. I highly recommend this book to all those people who spread themselves thin across the board and to those who just worry about so damned much.

Nov 16, 2018

This book is basically tough love. It's not your typical feel good, self help book, rather it has a different approach on how to handle the problems in your life, the subtitle speaks for itself. I would've like this book a little more if he didn't say the word, "fuck", too much because it was getting a little redundant at one point. He had really good points and a few good stories that he shared.

Oct 16, 2018

I’d never heard of Mark Manson, or his blog, before seeing this book. I can’t recall if it came up in my Goodreads feed, or I spied it at Half-Price Books first. In any case, the library had a copy, so I picked it up. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” is not about not giving a fuck. Manson is not a nihilist, and this isn’t some kiss-off to society. A more accurate title might be “Choosing Your Fucks Wisely.” This brief (I hesitate to use the term) “self-help” book is designed to help the reader recognize what kind of fucks they’re giving, determine whether those fucks are harmful, and, if they are, how to create new fucks to care about.

In this context, “fucks” are values, and Manson’s point is that many of us have unhealthy values that only serve to make us miserable. If we can let go of those values (usually superficial ones) and replace them with healthy ones, we can begin to live rich, fulfilling lives. Only by letting go of entitlement, by adopting values that go beyond serving ourselves, ones that are simple, immediate, controllable, and tolerant of the chaotic world around us, can we truly find peace and happiness, and a life full of purpose and meaning. As Charles Bukowski once wrote, “We’re all going to die, all of us. What a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by life’s trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing.” We don’t have to live that way. We can choose a better path. Each of us has the power to change — if we want it badly enough. My copy says “Over Two Million Copies Sold” on the cover. If every reader replaced one self-serving value with an unselfish one we’d be on our way to having two million fewer assholes in the world. That sounds like a pretty good start to me.

trevordunfordswife Sep 02, 2018

Don't waste your time. What a useless book. Was on the best seller lists for years I believe but only because of the title - the book itself is an excuse to use the word f*ck then throw in some words inbetween and then say f*ck again and again and again. The audio version is impossible to listen to for longer than five minutes, seriously. Baaaaad book.

Aug 25, 2018

a self-help book for millennials

Aug 25, 2018

A refreshing approach to modern problems. It avoids the cliches of self help writing with hilarious anecdotes

Aug 13, 2018

Enjoyed the information. It highlights that we should take accountability for our actions. Key point: Chapter 1, 6-10 is where the best information. Chapter 2-5 drags on with just stories and doesn't have quality content. What I took away from this book? Don't try to keep up with the Jones', don't stress about things, accepting of failures &negative things, I'm not better than anyone else & vise versa....all just not giving a f***😋.

Aug 05, 2018

I read this book too late in life, I’ve already learned to live my own life and not care one whit about keeping up with the Jones.

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Aug 25, 2018

"A good life is not a life without problems. A good life is a life with good problems."
“In my experience, the more uncomfortable the answer, the more likely it is to be true.”


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