The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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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**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...

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Ryan Holiday AuthorI loved Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck. There’s a reason this book is blowing up. It’s that good. (Source)

Chris Goward Here are some of the books that have been very impactful for me, or taught me a new way of thinking: [...] The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. (Source)

Ella Botting You’ll meet a lot of d*ck heads at work. This book helps you prioritise how you spend your energy. I liked how Mark used examples from his real life to explain his points, means you can relate to his whole ideology more. (Source)

Liam Martin Read the books in this order: Marx: Capital, Peter Thiel: Zero to One, Eric Ries: Lean Startup, Tim Ferriss: 4 Hour Work Week, Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. If you read the books in that order you'll have the theoretical framework to get great in business, the application to make it happen, the opportunity to figure out how to get that first business up and running and the context to understand that it isn't all that important in the first place. (Source)

Chelsea Frank I read everything with an open mind, often challenging myself by choosing books with an odd perspective or religious/spiritual views. These books do not reflect my personal feelings but are books that helped shape my perspective on life, love, and happiness. (Source)

Nicky Cullen Personal development is a little different: Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane, and The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins. All these teach invaluable life lessons with added entertainment in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. If I was to write an article listing the top three books to help with anxiety that don't have anxiety in the title, these would be them. (Source)

Fabrice Grinda I have lots of books to recommend, but they are not related to my career path. The only one that is remotely related is Peter Thiel’s Zero to One. That said here are books I would recommend. (Source)

Derek Sivers The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night. (Source)

Rick Klau @eclaireoh at my niece's HS graduation, the head of the school cited this book throughout his speech. Also played snippets of Stryper, Ozzy Ozbourne, AC/DC, and Steelheart. 🤯 It was pretty awesome. (now on my to-read list, thanks for the reminder) (Source)

Aunty Ada Finally done! Amazing book, I recommend😊 (Source)

Becky Berardi That's a great book! I've been a long time fan of @IAmMarkManson - originally following his blog and email list. His book is fantastic!! (Source)

Help Net Security @phat_hobbit Enjoy the book, @IAmMarkManson is remarkable! (Source)

Ben Smith I'm late to tweet this great @zanopticon piece on that book on every airport shelf (Source)

Lord Abraham Mutai @MarshallEmmy Man, What a fucking amazing book (Source)

Israel Oladipupo O. What's your favorite book? — The subtle art of not giving a fuck (Source)

Brittany Wagner Finished a great book! Here is my fav quote from @IAmMarkManson in his latest work: “People who become great at something become great because they understand they are not already great - they are mediocre, average -they could be so much better. This week - let’s be better! 😊 (Source)

Jason Kander Tomorrow morning is the season finale of @dianakander’s podcast #ProfessionalAF. It’s a conversation with yours truly about mental health and “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***,” a book I read last year at the suggestion of my therapist at the VA. Subscribe now! Enjoy tomorrow! (Source)

Jason Hook My new favorite book! ... super relatable! 🥴 I highly recommend it. #selfimprovement #fivefingerdeathpunch (Source)

Bogdan Savonea "What five books would you recommend to young people interested in your career path & why? ""Spy the lie"" by Philip Houston and Michael Floyd and ""The subtle art of not giving a f*ck"" + ""Everything is f*cked"" by Mark Manson. I'd leave the remaining 2 books to their spirit of discovery." (Source)

Alex Blackwell @whitbywonder Great book (Source)

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