The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

  • by Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by Sarah Knight
  • 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The surprising art of caring less and getting more.
Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself?
It's time to stop giving a f--k.
This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt - and give your f--ks instead to people and things that make you happy.
The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f--k about:


Family drama
Having a "bikini body"
Iceland
Coworkers' opinions, pets, and children
And other bullshit!

And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f--k, and start living your best life today!

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I wanted to like it

What could Sarah Knight have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get someone else to narrate it


Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Knight’s performances?

No


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No


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I really wanted to like this book, I mean come on, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a ****?. You gotta love it. But I had to stop after 30 minutes and here are the four reasons why.

1. The author, Sarah Knight, goes to great pains to explain how her book was inspired by Marie Kondo and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and how her book was modeled after it. I am a great fan of Marie Kondo's book and this claim is one reason I decided to try Ms. Knight's book. I will just say, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Ms. Kondo need not be flattered.

2. I found that I already don't give a ****. I mean, if this was a college course I would have passed with honors. In fact, I could have written the book, well if it wasn't for the words and the actual writing part, but I could have come up with the concept for it. She didn't impart anything to me that I didn't already know.

3. The narrator (also the author) has a serious case of "vocal fry". For those who don't know what vocal fry is think Britney Spears or the Kardashians. “Vocal fry” is that guttural growl at the back of the throat, as a Valley girl might sound if she had been shouting herself hoarse at a rave all night. The less charitable refer to it privately as painfully nasal, and to young women in conversation sounding like ducks quacking. “Vocal fry” has joined more traditional young-women voice mannerisms such as run-ons, breathiness and the dreaded question marks in sentences (known by linguists as uptalk). Anyway, I could probably have lived with it if the the information being imparted transcended the annoying voice mannerism, but it did not.

4. At some point about a half hour in the author gives some examples of what she gives a **** about and what she doesn't give a **** about. Three examples:

1 - Don't give a **** - A nuclear Iran. Give a **** - Climate Change
2 - Don't give a **** - College Football. Give a **** - Campus Rape
3 - Don't give a **** - The Pope. Give a **** - Reese Witherspoon's latest Instagram

It was at this point I decided I didn't give a **** and gave up.

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- G. Dorrough

I don't get the hype

This book didn't really inspire me to embrace more happiness. I guess because I just graduated from college that it's harder for me to relate to. I'm not established enough to not give "a fuck" about meetings, doing work that is mundane or sleeping in, and I definitely won't be starting a family any time soon. The author also seems to hate pretty much everything. Maybe it's because she's in her 40s and I'm in my early 20s. Or maybe I just need to listen to the book again. But for right now, I view this book as a negative source of energy that almost encourages me not to get out of my comfort zone. Staying in one's comfort zone leads to a bland and painfully normal life.
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- Nia Washington

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio