Mark Manson

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Mark Manson
Manson in 2018
Born (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 38)
Alma materBoston University
  • Writer
  • blogger
Notable work
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (2016)
Fernanda Neute
(m. 2016) Edit this at Wikidata

Mark Manson (born March 9, 1984) is an American self-help author and blogger. As of 2022 he has authored or co-authored four books, three of which, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, and Will, were The New York Times bestsellers. His books have sold over 13 million copies.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mark Manson was raised in Austin, Texas, in the United States.[2] He moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study, and graduated from Boston University in 2007.[3][4]

In 2016 he married Fernanda Neute.[citation needed]


Manson started his first blog about dating advice in 2008.[5]

In 2010, he started a new blog called post masculine (now defunct) which provided general life advice for men.[6] Manson moved his blog to in 2013.[6]

In 2015, Manson published a blog article "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck", which would form the basis of his second book by the same name.[7]

Publication history[edit]

Manson signing his book Everything Is Fucked at BookCon 2019

Manson's first book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty, was self-published in 2011.[8] It was reissued by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2017.[9]

His second book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, was published in 2016.[10] It appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List at number six in the category of How-to and Miscellaneous in the week of October 2, 2016.[11] and rose to number one on the list the week of July 16, 2017.[12] As of May 2020, the book has spent 179 weeks in the top 10[13] and has sold over 12 million copies.[14]

Manson's third book, Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, was published by HarperCollins in 2019.[15] It debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List for Advice, How-to, and Miscellaneous.[16]

In October 2018, Penguin Random House announced that Manson would work with Will Smith to write the actor's autobiography.[17] It was published in November 2021.[18]  

In December 2020, Manson released a book in the form of audiobook called Love Is Not Enough exclusively through Audible.[19]

Critical response[edit]

Erica Rivera, writing for Mandatory, describes Manson's style in the book as being "as blunt as a man-to-man chat",[20] and Katharine Pushkar describes it as "foul-mouthed, funny-as-hell, [and] dead-on", and his philosophy thus: "that life is hard, you're not special, happiness is a hollow goal and therefore you should make sure you're focused on the truly worthwhile", in her review in the New York Daily News.[21]


  1. ^ "Media Kit".
  2. ^ Vongkiatkajorn, Kanyakrit. "Stop Trying to Feel Awesome All the Time, Says Millennial Whisperer". Mother Jones. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Knihy autora Mark Manson" (in Slovak). Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Manson, Mark. "About Mark". Mark Manson. Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  5. ^ "The Subtle art of Successful Blogging – an interview with NYT Bestseller Mark Manson". November 7, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Mark Manson: We do awful things in relationships because we're scared or hurt". The Guardian. March 26, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ ""The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck" Author Actually Gives A Few". BuzzFeed News. July 23, 2019. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Manson, Mark (July 22, 2011). Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Createspace Independent Pub. ISBN 9781463750350 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Manson, Mark (September 11, 2017). Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 9781760558161 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "MIT Library Catalog". Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous—October 1, 2016". The New York Times. October 2, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous—July 16, 2017". The New York Times. July 16, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  13. ^ "New York Times Best-Sellers: Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous". New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2020. }}
  14. ^ "The Guru Burns Out". New York Magazine. June 23, 2022. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  15. ^ "Everything Is F*cked". HarperCollins Publishers. May 14, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  16. ^ "New York Times Bestsellers: Advice, How-to, Miscellaneous—Week of May 26, 2019". New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  17. ^ "Penguin Random House Acquires Will Smith's Autobiography". Penguin Random House. October 19, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  18. ^ "Will by Will Smith with Mark Manson". Penguin Random House. November 9, 2021. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  19. ^ Love is Not Enough.
  20. ^ Rivera, Erica (October 5, 2016). "Interview: Mark Manson on "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck"". Mandatory. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  21. ^ Pushkar, Katherine. "The last f—king self-help book you'll ever buy". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 6, 2016.

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