The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Review

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Ebook, 224 Pages
Non-Fiction/ Self Help
By: Mark Manson

“Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.”

🌟 I am not a big fan of Self Help books to be honest. I try to avoid them as much as possible. I just believe that we all have different experiences and we will learn by trying. I also believe that most of what those Self help books are saying is just so obvious and I don’t need to read about it to know it. Despite that, I enjoyed the book and can not say that it won’t affect me one way or another.

🌟 The book starts out by cussing, actually a lot! I was not happy by all of that Effing going around but then it became cooler and easier to read. There was a lot of repetition to be honest. Like the idea would be repeated too many times through different chapter in a kind of similar wording.

🌟 I enjoyed the real life examples that the book provides and these are always better than the theoretical part. One of the things that I will be applying is to check which metric I am using. A concept that was discussed for the whole part of the book and I think it was the most important one. For example: As book bloggers we have to choose a metric: Is it going to be how much followers I have and having a certain goal in mind or comparing your follower to a large blog. In the first case, a blogger will be happy for example with 100 followers while in the later case, the blogger will keep trying to reach an ever-growing blog and will feel that they are not achieving anything.

🌟 Summary: I know this book will not be for everyone and that many will hate it as evidenced by the many 1 stars in the top reviews pages on GR. I believe that you can get something out of this book even if you are not a fan of self-help books as me. I read it because I wanted a less stressful 2019 and I hope it helps me in achieving so. I ended up giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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  1. Great review, and I agree about choosing the right metric 🙂

    Tbh I have the same view of self help books. I just feel as though a lot of them are too preachy and like you said, they often overstate the obvious. I’m going to try and be open minded though and read at least one self help book this year.

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  2. Haha, i need this! ❤
    One of my colleague recommended it to me "to help with my anxiety". Not sure it will do that, but does sound like a fun read 😀

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