The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

Author Mark Manson Duration: 5:17:06 Narrator Roger Wayne Publisher HarperCollins USA
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Synopsis

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 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 modern 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.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

    Duration: 16s

  • 002 Chapter 01

    Duration: 31min

  • 003 Chapter 02

    Duration: 28min

  • 004 Chapter 03

    Duration: 34min

  • 005 Chapter 04

    Duration: 43min

  • 006 Chapter 05

    Duration: 39min

  • 007 Chapter 06

    Duration: 38min

  • 008 Chapter 07

    Duration: 26min

  • 009 Chapter 08

    Duration: 38min

  • 010 Chapter 09

    Duration: 34min

  • 011 Credits

    Duration: 36s