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  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • Written by: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13,026 ratings)

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Written by: Mark Manson
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
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Publisher's Summary

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 by both 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.

©2016 Mark Manson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Editorial Review

Free yourself from constantly striving to look on the bright side and give everything your all with Mark Manson’s refreshingly realistic guide, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

This is not a title for those who can’t stand a bit of swearing… or a lot of swearing. It is not for those who want life to be sugar-coated, nor is it for those who are quite happy feeling coddled. It is an addictive listen for anyone tired of the status quo, who knows things aren’t always great and suspects that simply caring a bit less–or simply ‘not giving a f*ck’–is the key to happiness and success.

Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is a guide to letting go of the little things, and finding a better life by stopping nitpicking, critiquing and generally caring far too much about things that just aren't that important in the grand scheme of life. In this unconventional self-improvement book, Mark Manson says finding peace of mind is not about stressing positive thoughts and experiences. In a world that’s inherently negative, the key is learning to let go of the details. The book was a Toronto Star and New York Times best seller, in self-help nonfiction, and a top 10 best-selling title in Canada in 2017. The motto isn't don't try; it's don’t stress. Manson motivates listeners to rebound from setbacks, shake off criticism and reshape their personal values to not dwell on the little things that so often hold us back.

Roger Wayne narrates the audiobook adaptation, and adds an appropriately conversational style to this title. His subtle intonations, pauses and exclamations create an endlessly engaging listen. Wayne’s talent means that this self-help book doesn’t sound preachy, teachy or self righteous, but more like a best friend telling you to get over yourself already and just let it go!

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Listen to chapters 1, 2 and 9.

Mostly mediocre, beginning and ending are fantastic. The rest is mostly rambling and doesn't elaborate much on the main points.
It was definitely worth listening to.
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incredible. life changing

epic. first audio book on audible and I'm hooked. this booked change my life! Cant wait for another book

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Great

The only bad thing is that its short. For this much money i would expect longer book. But its great and i will definitely revisit.

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Great book !

Great read... good topic starter. narrator is easy to listen to. highly recommend this book.

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mind blowing

just guided me into realising how little i was when faceing these daily life stress this book open a whole new field of view for better life seekers just loved it !

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Unfiltered!!

No new life lessons here...but his points are delivered with no BS. He is straight to the point and provides some real situations to back up his approach to life.
This is an unfiltered delivery of some good everyday life philosophies. Narrator was perfect. This is a book that can be re-read many times over.
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Everyone needs to hear this

It's easy to fall into the trap of self-doubt and hatred. Getting out of that mindset and back into a positive one can be a daunting task. Follow the lessons in this book and watch as you slowly start unf*cking yourself :) #Audible1

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Great guide for reality.

I had a lot of moments thinking the examples applied to me. A good read...listen.

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Mind blown.

Expanded my view on life, with hilarious commentary. Great narration, the female voices make me laugh!

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Great Listen and Great Read

Enjoyed this audiobook very much. The narration was smooth and engaging. Will definitely be listening to again.
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