When I first got to know this book – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – I was like WTF … what a title … it sure got my attention. Anyway, the title somehow gave me the right groove that I decided to dive into it.
The book’s main objective is to help you in choosing the important stuff in your life which you choose to give a f*ck about. Very often, we are not aware how much time and focus we are wasting on something that is not important.
Manson warns against devoting too much importance to self-help tips and how to begin focusing on what that really matters.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck was the most-read non-fiction book in 2017 (Amazon) and has sold over 13 million copies.
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About the Author
Mark Manson is an American writer and blogger specialized in self-help. He started his first blog on dating in 2008 and it quickly became renowned, gathering hundreds of thousands of readers. In 2009, Manson chose to travel around the world for the following seven years while still doing his job remotely. He ended up visiting over 65 nations.
In 2010, he started a new niche blog providing general life advice for men. He published an article on this niche blog under the same name as this book. The article was so popular that he decided to turn it into a book – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck which became a New York Times best seller and has been translated into more than 60 languages.
Manson has been featured on NBC, CNN, Fox News, the BBC and Time magazine. In October 2018, Penguin Random House proclaimed that Manson would collaborate with Will Smith to compose the actor’s memoir.
I must admit that I’m a little biased when I first got to know this book – assuming it’s just trying to catch your attention with the F word in the title.
I must also confess that not only I do not regret investing my time to read it, I actually enjoyed it. While many self-help books argue we should constantly seek happiness and success – which will lead to exhaustion and even less satisfied, this book is full of practical advice to live a better live.