The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F-ck

- A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life -

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Book Details
 140 p
 File Size 
 855 KB
 File Type
 PDF format
 2016 by Mark Manson 

About the Author
MARK MANSON is a star blogger with more than two million readers. He
lives in New York City.
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This book began as a big, messy thing and required more than just my own
hands to chisel something comprehensible out of it.
First and foremost, thank you to my brilliant and beautiful wife, Fernanda,
who never hesitates to say no to me when I need to hear it most. Not only do you
make me a better person, but your unconditional love and constant feedback
during the writing process were indispensable.
To my parents, for putting up with my shit all these years and continuing to
love me anyway. In many ways, I don’t feel as though I fully became an adult
until I understood many of the concepts in this book. In that sense, it’s been a joy
to get to know you as an adult these past few years. And to my brother as well: I
never doubt the existence of mutual love and respect between us, even if I
sometimes get butt-hurt that you don’t text me back.
To Philip Kemper and Drew Birnie—two big brains that conspire to make
my brain appear much larger than it actually is. Your hard work and brilliance
continue to floor me.
To Michael Covell, for being my intellectual stress test, especially when it
comes to understanding psychological research, and for always challenging me
on my assumptions. To my editor, Luke Dempsey, for mercilessly tightening the
screws on my writing, and for possibly having an even fouler mouth than I do.
To my agent, Mollie Glick, for helping me define the vision for the book and
pushing it much farther into the world than I ever expected to see it go. To
Taylor Pearson, Dan Andrews, and Jodi Ettenburg, for their support during this
process; you three kept me both accountable and sane, which are the only two
things every writer needs.
And finally, to the millions of people who, for whatever reason, decided to
read a potty-mouthed asshole from Boston writing about life on his blog. The
flood of emails I’ve received from those of you willing to open up the most
intimate corners of your life to me, a complete stranger, both humbles me and
inspires me. At this point in my life, I’ve spent thousands of hours reading and
studying these subjects. But you all continue to be my true education. Thank

Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Don’t Try
The Feedback Loop from Hell
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
So Mark, What the Fuck Is the Point of This Book Anyway?
CHAPTER 2: Happiness Is a Problem
The Misadventures of Disappointment Panda
Happiness Comes from Solving Problems
Emotions Are Overrated
Choose Your Struggle
CHAPTER 3: You Are Not Special
Things Fall Apart
The Tyranny of Exceptionalism
B-b-b-but, If I’m Not Going to Be Special or Extraordinary, What’s the Point?
CHAPTER 4: The Value of Suffering
The Self-Awareness Onion
Rock Star Problems
Shitty Values
Defining Good and Bad Values
CHAPTER 5: You Are Always Choosing
The Choice
The Responsibility/Fault Fallacy
Responding to Tragedy
Genetics and the Hand We’re Dealt
Victimhood Chic
There Is No “How”
CHAPTER 6: You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I)
Architects of Our Own Beliefs
Be Careful What You Believe
The Dangers of Pure Certainty
Manson’s Law of Avoidance
Kill Yourself
How to Be a Little Less Certain of Yourself
CHAPTER 7: Failure Is the Way Forward
The Failure/Success Paradox
Pain Is Part of the Process
The “Do Something” Principle
CHAPTER 8: The Importance of Saying No
Rejection Makes Your Life Better
How to Build Trust
Freedom Through Commitment
CHAPTER 9: . . . And Then You Die
Something Beyond Our Selves
The Sunny Side of Death
About the Author
About the Publisher

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F-ck- A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.MARK MANSON
First HarperOne hardcover published 2016

EPub Edition August 2016 ISBN 9780062457738
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