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3.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 3.11 (3 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

  • 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.