When it comes to books, I don’t judge them by their cover. Instead, I like to read a few pages (if I can borrow it from someone) or at least the synopsis of the book before I grab one.
Last week, I had a chance to read, “The subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson.”
Right after reading the synopsis, I made my mind of buying it and giving it a fuck (funny).
“Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eyes moment of real talk.
What I really Liked About This Book
First thing comes first and the first impression the last impression. I ordered – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck By Mark Manson from Amazon and as usual, they did a nice job.
Absolute packing, no damage caused to the book, on-time delivery and received it as expected. Full points to Amazon.
Design and Layout
Orange is the color of joy, enthusiasm, happiness, creativity, encouragement, sunshine, determination, and stimulation. So, is delivered by this book.
I really liked the design of the book. The orange color paperback is really fascinating and every time you grab it, it fills you with exuberance.
In terms of content layout, this books is wonderfully planned. No stress to eyes, while reading and I found the font size absolutely fine. No complaints at all.
I have no words for the selection of the content. Every single sentence written in this book makes perfect sense to me. Unlike other motivational books, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck By Mark Manson is not going to give you any suggestions on how you should see things. Rather, this book tells you how are you seeing the things and what all outcomes you enjoying.
The book is more like a self-appraisal guide. While reading it, you feel like you are sitting in front of the biggest critic of yours and he/she is telling you the what kinda person you really are.
Let me tell you. This book is not dedicated to anyone. In simpler terms, it is not about taunting you, but showing you the real you. The author is seriously not in the mood of giving a fuck to who you are and what you are. In this book by Mark Manson,
At points, you feel like this book is all about insulting your ideologies, beliefs, and values. You may get offended in the beginning. However, the deeper you go, the better you will be. In other words, the more you read it, the better you feel.
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The book contains 211 pages and 9 chapters. The core of the book is – there is no such thing as not giving a fuck. We all are asked to make choices and based on the choices we make, we either gain or suffer.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck By Mark Manson harshly deals with various human emotion and beliefs like happiness, suffering, victim cards, failures, choices we make, death, and our values.
I would really like to mention a few lines I really liked.
Self-improvement and success often occur together. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the same things.
The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck By Mark Manson doesn’t give a fuck about alleviating your problems or your pain. Instead, this book will turn your pain into a tool. Your trauma into power, and your problems into slightly better problems.
I’m awesome and the rest of you all suck, so I deserve special treatment.
I suck and the rest of you are all awesome, so I deserve special treatment.
The point is, we are always choosing, whether we recognize it or not, Always.
People don’t just magically cheat on somebody they have been with unless they are unhappy for some reason.
Growth is an endlessly iterative process. When we learn something new, we don’t go from “wrong” to “right.” Rather, we go from wrong to slightly less wrong.
Many people become so obsessed with being “right” about their life that they never end up actually living it.
Evil people never believe that they are evil; rather, they believe that everyone else is evil.
When we are angry, or jealous, or upset, we are oftentimes the last ones to figure it out.
The litmus test in this books is an awesome test. This test can tell you if you got some pretty solid values.
This test is for determining whether we have got some pretty solid values going on, or we’re totally neurotic fuckwads taking out fucks out on everyone, including ourselves.
I grew up in a wealthy family where money was more often used to avoid problems than solving them.
There are a lot more than I would really like to mention. However, this way, I will be telling the whole book here. I suggest; order your copy today and give it a read.
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Things I Disliked About This Book
Now, I would like to talk about things, I disliked in this book.
I didn’t like the paper quality. We all know, the yellowish background is pulpier paper and it is less expensive than the white one.
Though, this is purely a financial decision, yet, I won’t hesitate to pay a little more for the white pages if I am getting this much of valuable content.
There is consistent use of foul language in this book. Although, the writer used those derogatory and adult words to keep the discussion as realistic as possible, yet, for some readers, this could be offensive.
If you are expecting a motivational book dipped in high-end English and hard-to-understand kinda vocabulary, then this is not your pick.
As I said, this book is all about the mess we have around us and those insulting words are just right. I had no problems, though. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
If you really want to improve yourself and if you have guts to see your real version, then only buy this book.
I am not sure, what kind of change this book is going to bring in you. However, I can bet, after reading