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

Book - 2016
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"Everything we've been told about how to improve our lives is wrong. Now superstar blogger Mark Manson tells us what we need to do to get it right" - Back cover.
Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Macmillan by Pan Macmillan,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781925483598
Characteristics: vii, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Subtle art of not giving a fuck


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Jul 11, 2019

I didn't care about the profanity but the repetitiveness of each chapter was too much. It was basic common sense. I can summarize the this whole book by saying the following:

Accept what you cannot change about yourself or your life and it frees you from that burden. Then move on to do the things you want to do.

That is about it. It is pretty simple. We only have one life to live so get busy living or get busy dying. Your choice.

Jun 17, 2019

Wow. How did I fall for this catchy cover? Useless book, disappointed. I felt I was reading a Cosmo magazine or something written by an arrogant fool. Don't waste your time.

Jun 15, 2019

Basic common sense. Didn’t mind the profanity, but it was repetitive, and chapters tend to ramble on before it gets to the point he’s making. Could easily be simplified, I got bored after the first chapter, but persevered and finished it thinking it would get better. Sadly NO.

Jun 05, 2019

Love it. Bought it!

Apr 24, 2019

Old lessons, which every generation and likely many people within each need to learn again and again. However, using "fuck" in every sentence is a cheap and demeaning (to the writer and the reader) marketing ploy. It will put off or simply tire too many to get a useful message across. Read it to remind yourself of what is important in life, what you have control over and what you don't, but expect to put up with having your mental senses assaulted needlessly.

Apr 01, 2019

i pick this book on right time, when i was on need for some advice, make me laugh and give me the confidence to move on.

Mar 21, 2019

A no-frills guide to thinking about what you want your life to be like.

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.

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ArapahoeMaryA Mar 13, 2019

Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.

Pain is an inextricable thread in the fabric of life, and to tear it out is not only impossible, but destructive: attempting to tear it out unravels everything else with it.

It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.

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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Aug 25, 2018

Mbussey thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 20 and 45


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