The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life

Book - 2016
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Manson 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. He tells it like it is, and makes the argument that human beings are flawed and limited-- we need to know our limitations and accept them. Filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, this book is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Publisher: New York :, HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, 2016.
Edition: First HarperOne hardcover.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062641540
0062641549
Characteristics: vii, 212 pages ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Subtle art of not giving a fuck

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ultimatebrenda
Jun 17, 2019

Wow. How did I fall for this catchy cover? Useless book, disappointed. I felt I was reading a Cosmo magazine or something written by an arrogant fool. Don't waste your time.

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MissTee01
Jun 15, 2019

Basic common sense. Didn’t mind the profanity, but it was repetitive, and chapters tend to ramble on before it gets to the point he’s making. Could easily be simplified, I got bored after the first chapter, but persevered and finished it thinking it would get better. Sadly NO.

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Cljackson99
Jun 05, 2019

Love it. Bought it!

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hartleyra
Apr 24, 2019

Old lessons, which every generation and likely many people within each need to learn again and again. However, using "fuck" in every sentence is a cheap and demeaning (to the writer and the reader) marketing ploy. It will put off or simply tire too many to get a useful message across. Read it to remind yourself of what is important in life, what you have control over and what you don't, but expect to put up with having your mental senses assaulted needlessly.

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Jonathan_logan
Apr 01, 2019

i pick this book on right time, when i was on need for some advice, make me laugh and give me the confidence to move on.

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brusselsprout
Mar 21, 2019

A no-frills guide to thinking about what you want your life to be like.

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Yuchenwu
Jan 01, 2019

I’m 12, and this book is a great manual to life, and what to pay attention to, what to ignore and look past. Although this book is for adults, people like me, who really think a lot about life and how to spend your precious time on this beautiful earth, should read this book. This book is recommended for 10 to Adult, but if you are wondering what life is for, what to do with life, how to enjoy life, this is the #1 book you should read.

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stewstealth
Dec 30, 2018

A quick reading, flippant look at what to prioritize in your life. This book was "preaching to the choir" for me but could be of value for those caught on treadmill. Worth reading if you can stand the vulgarity of the language as there are some incisive arguments that are more then just reaching maturity.

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SuziM
Nov 28, 2018

Excellent read. At first the "f's" are quite frequent (hence the title) then after the first couple chapter's the message really gets across with only a few "f's" in the book. I highly recommend this book to all those people who spread themselves thin across the board and to those who just worry about so damned much.
Fabulous!

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c189121197132
Nov 16, 2018

This book is basically tough love. It's not your typical feel good, self help book, rather it has a different approach on how to handle the problems in your life, the subtitle speaks for itself. I would've like this book a little more if he didn't say the word, "fuck", too much because it was getting a little redundant at one point. He had really good points and a few good stories that he shared.

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ArapahoeMaryA Mar 13, 2019

Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.

Pain is an inextricable thread in the fabric of life, and to tear it out is not only impossible, but destructive: attempting to tear it out unravels everything else with it.

It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.

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Mbussey
Aug 25, 2018

"A good life is not a life without problems. A good life is a life with good problems."
“In my experience, the more uncomfortable the answer, the more likely it is to be true.”

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Mbussey
Aug 25, 2018

Mbussey thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 20 and 45

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