• Kevin B Ebert

Book Review - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck


Mark Manson takes us on “a counterintuitive approach to living a good life” in his book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”. The book starts off quickly to differentiate that not giving a f*ck doesn’t mean living a life of indifference, rather there are three subtleties to not giving a f*ck which include being comfortable with being different, giving a f*ck about something more important than adversity, and you have a choice on what to give a f*ck about.  


Through the book he builds on these three ideas telling humorous stories illustrating the points resulting in a masterful tell of how not giving a f*ck can lead to a better life. And in the end, he ties it all together by convincing us we are all going to die (tongue-in-cheek), and by accepting this inevitable truth, you are able to measure everything you give a f*ck about against your own mortality and by doing so, it becomes clear what you really should give a f*ck about.


The book was very easy to read and I found it pretty amusing, but be warned, profanity is used throughout the book (in case if you couldn’t figure that out from the title) and may offend some. But trust me, assuming you don't have a week constitution, the journey is worth it, I picked up several nuggets that I’ll take with me as I continue to live the best life I can create for myself.

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