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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sometimes I give too many f*cks, and sometimes I just. . . | Audible Ambassadors #ad

When The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck first came to my attention, I assumed it was related to a TED Talk I'd seen once (Sarah Knight also does not give a f*ck). I was wrong, but it didn't make me any less intrigued.

I mean, just the title alone. I come from a long line of women who swear like sailors — we used to joke that my mom needed to name her bird F-bomb because she swore so much, he was bound to start repeating it; my grandmother's parakeet beat her to it, and could routinely be heard squawking "son of a bitch! dammit! son of a bitch!" — so it was pretty much a guarantee that this book was going to end up on my radar.


About The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
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.

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited - "not everybody can be extraordinary; there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault". 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.

There are only so many things we can give a f*ck about, so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. 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*ck is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

©2016 Mark Manson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Written by: Mark Manson | Narrated by: Roger Wayne | Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins | Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:09-13-16 | Publisher: HarperAudio

I gotta say, I was a little hesitant when I started reading the synopsis. It reads a little but like that meme your grouchy uncle keeps posting on Facebook about the "entitlement generation" and "millenials" (without having a clue of what a millennial actually is), and while I'm all for letting go of the bullsh and not sweating the small stuff, I just frankly am sick of hearing about participation trophies and coddled "snowflakes" MY GOD WITH THE "SNOWFLAKES" ALREADY and, combined with the snippet of the narration I listened to, I just wasn't sure. . . .

But then it pulls it back around with this:
While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. . . 

I could certainly do with some more of that. And also, just. . . no effs given, ya know?

MY POINT IS, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is being downloaded like hotcakes on Audible right now (did you know hotcakes can be downloaded now? Only on Audible, and also I'm being told they're called books ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ), and I figured maybe some of you might want to know how to give fewer f*cks.

If that's the case, you can get The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck FOR THE FREE as part of a FREE 30-day trial to Audible. (Or, if you're finding you're not ready to let go of your f*cks just yet, you can totally pick up something else. Your call.)

Just thought that you should know. ;)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible.  The opinions and text are all mine.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the audible link of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck here.As now it's available for 30 days free trial,I am definitely gonna read it.


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