The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

By Mark Manson

  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Self Help
Score: 4.5
From 593 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 1 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.


  • Not mind blowing

    By Charlotte412
    Great premise but lacks depth and becomes too repetitive. A book that should’ve remained a blog.
  • A good read

    By Bex_ford
    I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t mind blowing
  • Life Changing

    By Yok R
    My whole life I’ve suffered with anxiety. Which led me to living a life where I was consistently trying to impress other people. You can say my mind was prisoned in a way. It also destroyed my confidence and Self-Esteem. After reading this book it’s helped me clarify my attributes and what the meaning of life is. Mark Manson I’m grateful for this book and appreciate the time and effort you invested to put this together. One of the best investments I’ve made and I’m not referring to the money, TIME, my time.
  • Mind blowing

    By jazza. oi
  • For people who can’t meditate

    By LoveStudlyMcStudMuffin
    Very good at explaining the impenetrable world of “inner work” in terms that I understand and can use practically. And a gifted writer and wit to boot.
  • Written by a self-indulgent narcissist

    By inthemood72
    Save your money and don’t bother with this book.
  • Financial Market : Terminologies and Their Definitions

    By Choto Babu Ali
    This is a book written by an ex-banker, Md.AliAkram who resides in Dhaka, Bangladesh.The book deals with the technical terms used in the capital market, banking, insurance and leasing companies . It also mentions accounting , economic and legal terms. The book is very useful for bankers, insurers, economists and those who are trading in the share market. The ex- editor, Financial Express, Late Mr.Moezzem Hussain wrote the prologue of the book and highly lauded its contents. The publisher of the book , Mr. A.M.M. Ali ABBAS may be contacted if any body is interested to purchase the book. We are also looking for publishers in USA or Europe.
  • Fun but profound

    By Failed Dieter
    Mark has a great conversational laid back style but packs a massive punch right at the end. Much like life.
  • Good but repetitive

    By staargirl00
    The Books has amazing analogies, really smart way of seeing life and a different approach to our reality . However I do feel like there was repetition of the same concept in the middle of the book . But after a few hours pages it became interesting again .
  • Don’t let it trick you in to buying a useless book

    By PFF1977
    Not worth the money !