Mark Manson

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Mark Manson
Manson in 2018
Born (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 39)
Alma materBoston University
  • Writer
  • blogger
Notable workThe 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 2024, he has authored or co-authored four books, three of which, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope, and Will, were New York Times bestsellers.

Personal life[edit]

Mark Manson was raised in Austin, Texas, in the United States.[1] He moved to Boston, Massachusetts to study, and graduated from Boston University in 2007.[2][3]

He is married to Fernanda Neute, a wellness influencer whom he met while traveling in São Paulo.[4] They currently live in Los Angeles.


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 F*cked 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 F*ck: 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 in July 2017.[12] As of September 2022, the book had spent 268 weeks in the top 10 before dropping out,[13] it has sold over 12 million copies.[14]

Manson's third book, Everything Is F*cked: 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]

Manson worked with Will Smith to write the actor's autobiography[17] which was published in November 2021.[18] In December 2020, Manson released an 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 Katherine 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. ^ Vongkiatkajorn, Kanyakrit. "Stop Trying to Feel Awesome All the Time, Says Millennial Whisperer". Mother Jones. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Knihy autora Mark Manson" (in Slovak). Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  3. ^ Manson, Mark. "About Mark". Mark Manson. Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Wallace, Benjamin (June 23, 2022). "Mark Manson, the Self-Help Guru Who Burned Out". Intelligencer. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  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 Fuck" 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. ^ "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous Books - Best Sellers - Books - Sept. 25, 2022 - The New York Times". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 15, 2023.
  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". The 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 (September 30, 2016). "The last f—king self-help book you'll ever buy". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 6, 2016.

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