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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Paperback / softback | Pub: 27/09/2016

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Everything We've Been told about how to Improve Our Lives is Wrong. Now Superstar Blogger Mark Manson Tells Us What We Need to do to Get it Right.

For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Mark Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, according to Manson, is the understanding that 'sometimes shit is f*cked up and we have to live with it.'

Manson says that instead of trying to turn lemons into lemonade, we should learn to stomach lemons better, and stop distracting ourselves from life's inevitable disappointments chasing 'shit' like money, success and possessions. It's time to re-calibrate our values and what it means to be happy: there are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, he says, so we need to figure out which ones really matter.

From the writer whose blog draws two million readers a month and filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the 'let's-all-feel-good' mindset that has infected modern society.

'An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places.' Kirkus

'Hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you're willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f*cking better life.' Steve Kamb, bestselling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of

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Average Rating: 4 / 5 (4 Ratings)

I wasted my time

by (21/07/2018)

I found it a pretty tiresome book and gave it to the Salvos Op shop

Great book

by (04/01/2018)

Great book and well worth reading

Funny, cleverly written and so true!

by (03/11/2017)

This was funny and cleverly written. Some ah ha moments and some points that resonated as true. A good read, motivational and helps put things into perspective.
Note: A lot of R rated language however all in context and all in good humour.

Thought I didn't give one anyway

by (20/09/2017)

.........but I learned quite a bit from this book. It's relevancy for me was most prevalent in the early stages. Got a bit "lecturing" later on (or just not what I identified with). Overall a good, funny, thought provoking read with some great tools to apply for life. I was reading it and thinking of so many people I know who would like/need a read. Have passed it on already to three others and will keep a copy to re-read at will. A good purchase.

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