Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Author: Mark Manson
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harper
Publish Date: September 13, 2016
Source: Library

What's the Story?:

From "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 modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up."

My Two Cents:

Oh, 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.

I 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!


1 comment:

  1. I'm both drawn to and put off by this title and I've read mixed reviews. I may have to read it myself to see if it's for me :)


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