The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
From the best selling author, blogger and net entrepreneur, Mark Manson, comes the no-nonsense, unapologetically-titled The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.
Available via Amazon here, this straight-talking book is a much-lauded New York Times Bestseller that may just completely revolutionise the way you approach, well, pretty much everything.
Take The Red Pill
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.”
Mark Manson is a wildly popular internet super-blogger who doesn’t sugarcoat or beat around the bush. Mark has made quite the name for himself by dismantling the ‘let’s-all-feel-good’ mentality infecting modern society. Furthermore, he has gained many a follower, mainly by telling people raw, hard truths and ‘telling it like it is.’
In The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Mark has written (in his typical, no-holes-barred profane, humorous style) an immensely captivating book which gives personal development advice without the BS. Or as one comment nicely sums up – his speciality is “personal development advice that doesn’t suck.”
Accept Your Limitations
The book, despite its uncompromisingly forthright title, actually proves to be a highly thought-provoking read. Available in a multitude of different formats; Kindle Edition, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Download, and Audio CD, the content is readily accessible via your preferred medium.
One can only wonder whether Mark chose this particular book title as clever, somewhat controversial marketing ploy, or whether he simply wanted to ensure, in no uncertain terms, that readers would be under no illusions as to what the book is about. Nevertheless, once readers get stuck into the content of the book, the title makes complete sense.
Backed by both academic research and appropriately inappropriate excrement jokes, Mark fervently makes the argument that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better.
“Not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” – Mark Manson
The book essentially teaches us to accept, and indeed embrace our limitations, to effectively put us on the path to inner peace and ultimately, building a better direction and mindset in life.
On a side note, should you be interested in checking out more of Mark’s content, he has arguably created quite a buzz over the years with his blog, books and extensive internet presence.
One other of Mark’s impressive best selling books, for instance, delves into self-help for men – Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Available through Amazon here, this bestseller has sold over 15,000 copies and counting!
Focus On What Really Matters
Blunt and to the point the title may be, but thoughtful and constructive, the content certainly is. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck has been widely praised, some even praising the book so extensively that one may come to the conclusion that the book is the new self-help nonpareil.
Whether the book is indeed worthy of such plaudits, however, is really only for individual readers to decide. Nevertheless, even if one were to retain only 10% of the advice and tips outlined via Marks no-nonsense style, it may just change your life!
The book is ultimately the kind of book that can add real value to your life as Mark compels the reader to dig deep, look through the bustle, the filler and the noisy mess of our lives in the modern world and work out what really matters in life. Mark essentially argues that while money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience.
Currently available via Amazon here for $14.99 (approx. 13.50 GBP / 15.93 EUR) the book mixes straight talk with ruthless, profane humour to make for an entertaining twist on personal self-help.
“Resilience, happiness and freedom come from knowing what to care about–and most importantly, what not to care about. This is a masterful, philosophical and practical book that will give readers the wisdom to be able to do just that.” – Ryan Holiday, New York Times bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy.