The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
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AuthorMark Manson
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperOne
Publication date
September 13, 2016
Media typePrint
Pages224
ISBN978-0-06-245771-4 (Hardcover)
OCLC3879951765
Preceded byModels: Attract Women through Honesty 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is the second book by blogger and author Mark Manson.[1] It was published under the imprint of HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, and was released on September 13, 2016.[2]

As of February 2018, over 2 million copies of the book had been sold.[2]

Contents[edit]

The book is a reaction to the self-help industry and what Manson saw as a culture of mindless positivity that isn't practical or helpful for most people.[3] Manson uses many of his own personal experiences to illustrate how life's struggles often give it more meaning, which, he argues, is a better approach than constantly trying to be happy.[4]

Manson's approach and writing style have been categorized by some as contrarian to the general self-help industry, using blunt honesty and profanity to illustrate his ideas.[4][5]

Reception[edit]

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck first appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List at #6 for the category of How-to and Miscellaneous for the week of October 2, 2016.[6] and it reached #1 for the first time on July 16th, 2017.[7] As of February 18, 2018, it had been on the NYTimes best seller list for 60 weeks. [8]

The book also appeared on the Washington Post's Bestseller List at #9 in the Non-fiction/General category for the week of September 25, 2016,[9] and on the Toronto Star List at #1 in the Self-Improvement category on September 23, 2016.[10] In 2017, it was the best-selling nonfiction book from Barnes & Noble,[11] the #4 best-selling book on all of Amazon.com,[12] and the #9 best-selling book in Canada.[13]

Kirkus Reviews said that the book was "[a] good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured."[14]

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Book excerpts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck". MarkManson.net. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck". HarperCollins Publishers. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Franklyn, Tree. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – A Book Review". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Pushkar, Katherine. "The last f—king self-help book you'll ever buy". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Rivera, Erica. "Interview: Mark Manson on "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck"". Crave. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous. Week of Oct 3, 2016". New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous. Week of Jul 16, 2017". New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous. Week of Feb 18, 2018". New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Washington Post Best Seller List. Week of September 25, 2016". Washington Post. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  10. ^ "Toronto Star Bestsellers". Toronto Star. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Fast Company: Barnes & Noble's best-selling books of 2017 are just so 2017". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Amazon Best Sellers of 2017". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  13. ^ "Here are the bestselling books in Canada of 2017". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK". Retrieved February 20, 2018.