Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Author: Mark Manson
Publish Date: September 13, 2016
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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.
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 modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with
gold medals just for showing up."
My Two Cents:
boy, is this title hard to not to notice?!? Don't let the title fool
you; not only is this book funny but it has some pretty salient messages
about how you need to live up to your own standards and do what's right
for you. You get to choose what to care about but you don't need to
worry about what others think. Logically we know this but it is always
good to get a reminder and in this case, the reminder comes in a book
that is entertaining while still being very informative.
really liked that this book doesn't take itself too seriously and
therefore doesn't feel as didactic as many self-help books can feel. I
like the message of this book and the fact that Manson draws so much
from his own experience, which really endeared him to me.
This book is perfect for anyone that needs a little boost!