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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Would you recommend The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck to your friends? Why or why not?
Not really, most are smarter than that
What aspect of Roger Wayne’s performance would you have changed?
He was the best part about the book
Did The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck inspire you to do anything?
It inspired me to disconnect from my Social Media
Any additional comments?
This is really basic, simple shit. I can imagine if you have no familiarity with the basic principles of Buddhism and Taoism, you might dig this. Its basic philosophy rephrased with significantly more uses of the word Fuck.
112 of 124 people found this review helpful
I think The Subtle Art... might have had more impact upon me if I was 20-something instead of 59-years-old. The language isn't really an issue (it just becomes another word that doesn't even seem to have much meaning); it's more that Manson is repetitive and doesn't offer anything original that most people haven't learned for themselves in a few decades of experience. For me, the same ideas are expressed much more elegantly, cogently, and thoroughly in The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman.
2,011 of 2,246 people found this review helpful
its not for everyone, dont know if its right for me, but it made me hopefull, and thats somerhing I havent fellt in a long time
39 of 43 people found this review helpful
I struggled to get through this although the narrator did a good job. The writing style and all the swearing really started to grate after the second chapter.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
Just another self-help book that has you nodding in places but leaves you empty. The fuck word is completely unnecessary but obviously used to boost sales. In a nutshell you're going to die, so make sure you care about the important things in life.
15 of 17 people found this review helpful
This starts out really punchy, with great humour. But it soon descends into cookie-cutter self help preaching. Ironic that it points out the problems with exceptionalism early on, then goes on to base lessons around the stories of exceptional people. The book may offer some perspective for younger adults, but if you're pushing middle age you've already learned what's worth giving a f*ck about.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful