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Mark Manson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fast;ck (more than ten million copies sold worldwide) and a star blogger. Manson sold more than 250,000 copies of his self-published book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Before long, his off-the-cuff mostrar mais voice was resonating with a much broader audience via his brilliantly counterintuitive essays on happiness. With titles like "The Most Important Question of Your Life," "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fast;ck," and "No, You Can't Have It All," his work was reposted by Elizabeth Gilbert, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith, and Chelsea Handler. His site-markmanson.net-is read by two million people each month. Manson lives in New York City. mostrar menos

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An excellent message for this time. He loses a star for completely ignoring privilege. I often found myself asking, "How would someone who has been formed by historic oppression read this?" He may say, "Don't give a f*ck about it," but it's far too easy to say. Perhaps I need to read more of his blog.

That being said, he is right. It's not about caring about nothing, but about choosing what to care about and not giving those things that are not important your concern.

Rather than approaching life as moving from one ambition to the next, accepting mortality and that every choice brings its own series of problems helps centre us to live better in the world.

Sort of a spoiler-it's not really about not giving a f*ck.
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chailatte | 164 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
I was reminded again of the book and felt compelled to write a review.

Possibly the worst book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read Ayn Rand’s books. It reads like a combination of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and How to Win Friends and Influence you, but with all the weaknesses and none of the strengths of those two books. It’s self help for edgy incels, written by a rich prick. 0/5
Ghost1y | 164 outras críticas | Jan 28, 2024 |
After having read the book, I honestly don't understand half of the hype that surrounded it's release.

The title draws you in and then Mr. Manson's use of colorful language is meant to shock. The advice given isn't terribly far off from what you might expect from a High school football coach or a stern parent.

All in all, I don't feel that there is anything to gain from reading the book.
steven.skytower | 164 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
First, the title tells all: If you have issues with the F-bomb peppering every other sentence, along with lots of other coarse language, this book will be unreadable for you.

Okay, still here?
Well, it started out gangbusters. Really good, interesting, different.

By the end, however, I was pretty weary of the guy, and I kept thinking, "Gosh, he is SO young." Things he breathlessly reveals about Life seem pretty obvious to me (at over sixty years in).

And I think they also would be to anyone who has ever had even a passing flirtation with Buddhism, especially Zen.

Still, his anecdotes, when not grating with a weirdly self-deprecating egotism ("Let me tell you some MORE ways that I used to be an asshole..") are fresh, sometimes surprising, and often instructive.

It especially might be of interest to people in the counseling or other therapeutic professions, since he does a wonderful job of shredding pop-culture self-help wisdom.

(Or you might want to secretly leave a copy on the doorstop of your favorite pity-party enthusiast).

Along those lines, I liked "If You Meet the Buddha On the Road, Kill Him," by Sheldon Kopp better. Or "Be Here Now," for that matter.

So, my take was that it's pretty good, but by the ending ("And Then You Die"), I rather felt the book had, too.
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BethOwl | 164 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |



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