If you’re looking for a book to read that won’t bore you or feel overly complicated, then Mark Manson’s self-help book bluntly titled, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is for you. It’ll give you that kick in the butt that you sorely need to get out of that rut you’ve been stuck in for so long.
Mark Manson is a writer, blogger and internet personality who has had articles featured in highly reputable places such as The New York Times, Forbes and BBC News. His personal website, www.markmanson.net, is subscribed to by millions of readers and features Manson’s own articles with topics on life advice.
Mark is known for his no-nonsense, blunt and humorous way of giving his readers advice on general issues that one may face in their lifetime. Oftentimes, these issues are that of which almost everyone faces at some point in their lives.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is a New York Time’s Best Seller that is basically Manson’s way of telling the world to stop faking your happiness and just accept that bad will happen and that’s okay.
His way of telling tales of personal life experiences paints a picture for the readers in order to fully grasp the points he is trying to make. The life experiences which Manson references are often dark, awkward and sad. Don’t let that fool you because his subtle humor and anecdotes show that although life will throw you curve balls, some of them being very large, you can learn from your struggles and end up in a better place than where you wouldn’t been had you not gone through those tough times.
As you read through Manson’s advice you will quickly begin to realize how small your problems may be in comparison, or even find your own personal experiences similar enough to fully relate. You’ll laugh, gasp and maybe even shed a tear or two during your time reading.
I can honestly say that my perspective on life has changed since finishing The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and it feels like some weight I’ve been carrying has been lifted. If you think I’m being dramatic, then I urge you to read through the first chapter of the book and see for yourself.
Pro-Tip: I suggest purchasing the Audiobook on Audibly for a more enjoyable experience. The narration of the book is outstanding and portrays the emotion of each story in such a way that you feel like you are personally being spoken to. I finished the audiobook in about three days while listening on my drives home from work.
The bottom line is that Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a book that I think anyone who is going through hard times will benefit from in one way or another. I know I did.
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