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The subtle art of not giving a fuck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life / Mark Manson.

Manson, Mark, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0062457713
  • ISBN: 9780062457714
  • ISBN: 9780062457714 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0062457713 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780062457714 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0062457713 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780062641540
  • ISBN: 0062641549
  • Physical Description: vii, 212 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
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 ; Boundaries ; How to build trust ; Freedom through commitment -- Chapter 9. ... And then you die. Something beyond our selves ; The sunny side of death.
Summary, etc.:
"For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. But those days are over. 'Fuck positivity, ' Mark Manson says. 'Let's be honest; sometimes things are fucked up and we have to live with it.' For the past few years, Manson--via his wildly popular blog--has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book. Manson makes the argument--backed both by 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 better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited--as he writes, '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. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties--once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths--we can begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek. 'In life, we have a limited amount of fucks to give. So you must choose your fucks wisely.' Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us so we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives."--Jacket.
Subject: Conduct of life.
Conduct of life.

Available copies

  • 13 of 24 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 3 current holds with 24 total copies.
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Babcock Library - Ashford 158.1 Man (Text) 33110143342127 Adult Nonfiction In transit -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford 158.1 MANSON, M. (Text) 32544072517302 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library 158.1 MANSON (Text) 34030136870612 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport 158.1 MANSON (Text) 34000141028522 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 03/27/2023
Brookfield Library 158.1/MASON (Text) 34029141055219 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Deep River Public Library 158.1 Mans (Text) 36039001181508 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 03/20/2023
Derby Public Library 158.1 MAN (Text) 34047140407587 Adult Nonfiction Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport 158.1 MANSON (Text) 34000081431611 Adult Nonfiction In transit -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe 158.1 MANSON (Text) 34026152466673 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Hall Memorial Library - Ellington 158.1 MANSON (Text) 34037141651507 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 03/24/2023
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Milford Public Library 158.1 M (Text) 34013145748672 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/13/2023
North Branch - Bridgeport 158.1 MANSON (Text) 34000081382574 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/02/2023
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Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 158.1 MAN (Text) 34005150450111 Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -
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