The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
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About this book
New York Times Bestseller
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be "positive" all the time and instead to become better at handling adversity.
For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. But those days are over. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest; sometimes things are f*cked up and we have to live with it." For the past few years, Manson--via his wildly popular blog--has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.
Manson makes the argument--backed by both 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 better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited--as he writes, "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. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties--once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths--we can begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.
"In life, we have a limited amount of f*cks to give. So you must choose your f*cks wisely." Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us so that we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives.
About the Author
MARK MANSON is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (with over 3 million in sales in the US alone) and a star blogger. Manson sold more than 50,000 copies of his self-published book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Before long, his off-the-cuff voice was resonating with a much broader audience via his brilliantly counterintuitive essays on happiness. With titles like "The Most Important Question of Your Life," "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck," and "No, You Can't Have It All" his work was being reposted by the likes of Elizabeth Gilbert and Loveline, and his site--markmanson.net--is read by over 2 million unique visitors per month. He has over 426K Facebook followers, and 91.8K followers on Twitter (@IAmMarkManson). Manson lives in New York City.