The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

By Mark Manson,

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

Book description

New York Times Bestseller 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…

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Why read it?

6 authors picked The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Mark's book is not all fluffy and positive, it breaks through the BS and over-exaggerated talk and tells it like it really is. Sh*t happens! Deal with it!

This book will make you laugh and it's full of ah-ha moments. Warning, if you are stuck in the victim, blame everyone, poor me mentality, this book will offend you! 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is the perfect guide for achieving a well-rounded success story. This book reminds readers that the weight of the world does not rest solely on their shoulders, and that not every problem is theirs to solve.

Mark Manson encourages readers to accept failure and to learn from it, reminding them that it's okay to stop, take a breath, and accept that not every interaction needs to be positive. This dose of reality is refreshing, as it acknowledges that bad days are inevitable, and that at times, we may be the source of…

From Ronnie's list on creating a better you.

If you’re a person who appreciates honest, unabashed feedback, then this book is for you! I personally loved Manson’s unorthodox spin on intrinsic motivation, even with the f-bombs he’s challenging you to remain indifferent, because giving a f*&k will only lead to disappointment. His humorous stories and amusing personality make this an easy read.

Woooo. Lord, where to begin. I can’t emphasize enough that this hydra that we call the entertainment business, whether music, visual art, music, film, or any industry where you are subject to opinions that are subjective at the core, you are in what I call a “thick-skinned business.” I mean Wall Street brokerage managers and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies could say the same and they would be correct, especially given the quantifiable data by which “performance” is judged in these industries. This book hits home when you are feeling like you can’t get past yourself and that “self” being…

This book makes you forget what people may or may not think about you. It is a liberating reading. I used to “drown” myself in a glass of water as if it was the sea. After reading that book, I choose my struggles more carefully. We will always have them; I just try that they are worth the stress and time. It was my lesson learned from that book.

From Eduardo's list on to chill out on a calm summer evening.

A Zen-like book with the angst of a teenager. The thing I love most about this book is how it helps you reconnect with your core values. In other words, it helps to weed out all the BS we have to deal with every day (i.e. social media likes, living up to unattainable ideals, etc.) in order to achieve inner peace. It also had me burst out laughing a few times. Highly recommended if you’re feeling in a funk.

From Steve's list on to kick you into high gear.

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