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 11,490 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.


  • Incredible read!!

    By jonmanjon
    What a great book! Live, leave legacies! So many great lessons!
  • 5 stars

    By xInsomniacx
    Good read, funny and insightful
  • Good.

    By LAlejandroFeliz
    Easy to read. Packed with relevant tools for contemporary lifestyle.
  • That is one to sell a book ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️

    By Katzee24
    Rehash of old Material-one star at best‼️‼️‼️👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
  • Strong start weak end

    By gyotem
    Strong start weak end
  • Self help

    By NooB reader
    Definitely help me a lot improving my self and my relationships amazing book top 3 for me
  • Thankful.

    By Calvinflacco
    Great book to read after a breakup!
  • Great book

    By Ito3391
    Amazing book thanks mark
  • Painful truths, easy read.

    By c.kaila
    This book is FANTASTIC. I would recommend this book to literally anyone & everyone. We forget to live and this book is a good reminder.
  • Phenomenal

    By KatrinasPaperDolls
    That’s about all I have to say.