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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Manson Narrator: Roger Wayne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780062562982
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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*ck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f*cked 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*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mind-set 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*ck 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*ck is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mark’s ability to dig deep and offer amazing, yet counter-intuitive, insight into the challenges of life makes him one of my favorite writers, and this book is his best work yet.”

    Matt Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes painful places…This book, full of counterintuitive suggestions that often make great sense, is a pleasure to read and worthy of rereading. A good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Actor and voice-over pro Roger Wayne captures most of Manson’s oppositional energy, and he narrates with a lively engagement that only occasionally sounds overdone. Wayne’s likability helps to moderate the writer’s often bombastic writing.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5 Kevin | 11/22/2017

    " Pretentious tripe from self-important millennial. A few takeaways, but overall wouldn't recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adam Thomas | 10/30/2017

    " Very simply, this is a straight sales product to a small, but growing market. The very few who do know how to "make it" rarely hand out their secrets. HINT: anyone who has to use the now worn to a flake, "fuck" as a description imperative is not erudite. It won't even work as an attention-getter. I have no idea who the writer is, but I did on request read some of it. Conclusion: Foul language, like shouting and listening to "modern"(negroid-origined) music is still an instant warning sign - like a tattoo - that this is a person/part of society to avoid. It is a plague on all of us. Go read anything by serious good Science Fiction (Faction?) writers and see your future as it is happening today. Try "1984" and its counter hypothesis, "Big Brother". Both over 50 years old and they read like today's Newspapers. They were both right. (c) anomalists.com/athomas "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raj | 10/25/2017

    " YES ! THIS BOOK IS VERY IMPRESSIVE, AND TOUCH THE TOPIC WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT IN contemporary SOCIETY, BUT NOT MANY PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS. AS AUTHOR MARK MANSON MENTIONS " EVERY ONE IS PREACHING 'HOW TO EARN Bentley' BUT NO ONE IS ASKING WHY DO YOU NEED IT IN 1ST PLACE" THIS BOOK AFFIRMS MY BELIEVE OF HAPPINESS BEING AN INDIPENDANT MINDSET, AND YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE OF BEING HAPPY AND SATISFIED IN LIFE, AND STILL WORK HARD TO ACHIVE HIGHER THINGS IN LIFE. IN OTHER WORDS " YOU DONT NEED TO STARVE YOUR SELF, TO COOK delicious FOOD ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cp | 6/11/2017

    " This is written in today's language. Warning - use of profanity is abundant here. It's really easy to absorb because the authors anecdotes are very current and easy to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David B | 5/17/2017

    " Plain-spoken and full of wisdom. This book will hold a special place in my heart as one of the first self-help audiobooks I listened through. I got a lot out of it, and admire the author's staunchness in asserting that most of our problems are self-created, and only "fixed" if we choose to give a f*** about something else. This is not feel-good pop-psychology/self-help. It's cold, spoken from experience, and does not claim ultimate authority. If you want some solid, simple, ideas for letting go of persistent stressors in your life, take a look here. "

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About the Author

Mark Manson is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and former dating coach. Since 2007, he’s been helping people with their emotional and relationship problems. He has worked with thousands of people from over thirty different countries.

About the Narrator

Roger Wayne joined the Air Force as a radio and television broadcast journalist in 2004. After basic training he went to Fort Meade to train for military broadcasting. He was stationed in South Korea and won several awards for his work, including Best Radio Commercial military-wide in 2006 and Best Feature Story for the Air Force. He is now an actor living in New York, narrating audiobooks, working on independent film projects, performing off Broadway, and auditioning for major network shows.