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-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 9,172 Ratings


#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.


  • Thank you

    By 1207cc
    Thank you Mark
  • Great Book!

    By MattyBens
    Love the sense of humor used to find a deeper understanding of life. Great read!
  • Worthwhile read

    By fazio7
    Definitely will help you become more introspective and aware of your trivialities. It’s well written with interesting stories and analogies we all can relate with.
  • Looking for help and to understand people

    By KWHITTT90
    This book changed me as a person if your looking for a book to make you a better person in EVERY aspect of life this is the one.
  • Life Changer

    By BigDaddyM610$
    I knew that going into this book it was going to teach me something. But boy, I was not expecting to have gained such new insight on so many things. I hope that one day I am able to meet the author and tell him just how much this book means to because this book has seriously changed my life.
  • i loved this book

    By Game girl40097
    i absolutely loved this book. gives you a realistic look at life. definitely helpful to open your eyes.
  • Mus read

    By Papa17
    Great read with some nice takeaways. Enjoyed the humor along the way, too!
  • Wow

    By mikemur81
    I truly enjoyed this book. Manson, has captured some of his lessons learned throughout life. And paints a vivid picture of how everyday trivial occasions do not ultimate define us. Death is always looming, so life should be grooming… grooming us to be all we can be. We never know when it’s time.
  • Great book

    By Rob14257
    Great life advice!
  • Life changing

    By joshy khan
    It’s crazy how someone can put their thoughts on paper and change the perspective of life for many this is an eye opening book and I feel changed reading this absolutely extraordinary page turner I will suggest this book to anyone with a pair eyes and ears.