Book Review – The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*k by Mark Manson.

Book – The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*k.
Author – Mark Manson
Genre: Self-Help
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 210

About the book and Review –

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.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

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**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them truly lead contented, grounded lives.

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.

The first half of the book is amazing and funny and I found myself relating to the things the author was talking about. The book was pretty much like this superhero of Mark Manson’s creation, called “Disappointment Panda”, and I loved that.
I thought the first half of the book was in-your-face honest, funny, interesting and helpful.

Even if you don’t read any Self-Help books, you must read this one atleast. I insist.
This one is not like all the other self help books. It won’t tell you to love more or smile more or hate less or don’t give up. But instead, this book will hit right in your head asking you to stop giving a damn about things which is not important in the first world in the best way possible – Direct and a frank approach.

Few quotes –

• Think positive?
“Fuck positivity,” Manson says. “Let’s be honest; sometimes things are fucked up and we have to live with it.”

• Be extraordinary?
“Not everyone can be extraordinary – there are winners and losers in society, and some if it is not fair or your fault,” Manson writes.

• “Not giving a fuck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being diffrent.” – Mark Manson


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