Mark Manson in 2018
|Born||9 March 1984|
Austin, Texas, U.S.
|The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck—A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life|
Mark Manson (born 9 March 1984) is a self-help author, personal development consultant, entrepreneur, and blogger. He blogs under his own name at an eponymous website, and as of 2019 had authored three books, the first being Models: Attract Women Through Honesty. The second book is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life which rose to number six on The New York Times bestseller list. His latest book is called Everything Is F*cked: a Book About Hope.
Early life and education
Mark Manson was raised in Austin, Texas, in the United States. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to study and graduated from Boston University with a degree in international business in 2007.
In 2016 he married Fernanda Neute.
Manson started his first blog in 2009. Later,[when?][verification needed] "hoping to cash in as a digital nomad", he moved overseas, began blogging, and earned a living as an employee of a marketing startup.
Manson's website, markmanson.net, hosts his blog; in 2014, it was reported to have 400,000 monthly visitors, and was reported to have grown to "about 2 million unique visitors a month" by 2016.[better source needed] He writes about topics related to dating and relationships, life choices, psychology, and modern American culture.
Manson's first book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty, was self-published in 2011, and was reported to have sold more than 15,000 copies by 2014. It was reissued by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2017.
His second book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, was published in 2016. 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.
This section needs expansion with: a more balanced, complete critical perspective of Manson's work. You can help by adding to it. (July 2019)
Tree Franklin, blogging on the now defunct HuffPost Contributor platform, reviewed The Subtle Art.., describing the author as having "disguised his book[,] using language... [to trick us] into reading a book about values", and the book as yanking the reader
Erica Rivera, writing for Mandatory.com, describes Manson's style in the book as being "as blunt as a man-to-man chat", 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. Manson describes it as "a counterintuitive approach to living a good life"; others likewise have described his approach as counterintuitive with regard to the norms of the self-help genre, and as "contra" to that industry on the whole.
- Schwabel, Dan. "Mark Manson: The Accidental Self-Help Entrepreneur". Forbes. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- Schwabel, Dan. "Mark Manson: Why Personal Relationships Are More Important Than Career Goals". Forbes. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- Vongkiatkajorn, Kanyakrit. "Stop Trying to Feel Awesome All the Time, Says Millennial Whisperer". Mother Jones. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- "About Mark".
- Manson, Mark (July 22, 2011). "Models: Attract Women Through Honesty". Createspace Independent Pub – via Google Books.
- Manson, Mark (September 11, 2017). "Models: Attract Women Through Honesty". Pan Macmillan Australia – via Google Books.
- NYT Staff (October 2, 2016). "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous—October 1, 2016". The New York Times. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
- HarperCollins Staff (May 14, 2019). "Everything Is F*cked". HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- Franklyn, Tree. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck–A Book Review". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- Rivera, Erica. "Interview: Mark Manson on "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck"". Mandatory. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
- Pushkar, Katherine. "The last f—king self-help book you'll ever buy". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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