The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Book Review

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson is an f-bomb filled self-help book that presents a counterintuitive approach to living a good life. I picked up this book after reading Brendon Burchard’s High Performing Habits. The two books couldn’t be more different, but there were a few similarities.

In particular, both books outline the idea that struggling for that what matters is a good thing. Which, when you think about it, makes sense. But seeing two different books discuss it at length with very different approaches really drives the point home.

Did I Like the Book?

Yes! I liked the book. I was laughing the entire first chapter and read some of it out loud to my husband. He wondered if this book broke some sort of record when it comes to the frequency of using the f-bomb. It’s a possibility… but the book gets a lot deeper and less silly once you get past the first part.

Basically, the humor is used to reel you in and then it starts feeling like a real self-help book. Which it is. And it has some great points and tips on how to be happier. As the title suggests, the main point is not giving a f*ck about things that don’t matter, which is f*cking hard. The book doesn’t sugarcoat this. Or anything else for that matter.

It is a great book that I got through super quickly. I even took an entire page of notes and inspirational quotes. There was a lot of great content and the author, Mark Manson, isn’t afraid to share his most painful and personal experiences with the audience. He tells it like it is, doesn’t put himself on a pedestal and hopes that we learn from his mistakes.

I was super excited to discover that there is a sequel to the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck! This book is called Everything is F*cked. Sounds pretty perfect to read right now with everything that’s going on, right? Well, it’s on my reading bucket list and I can’t wait to see what insight the book sandwiches in between the swear words.

You can buy The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson on Amazon here.

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