More than a just another hokey guidebook to finding out what’s most important in our lives and what’s not, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a savagely honest and long overdue reality check regarding your personal problems, your fears and your ridiculous expectations. It’s a toothy confrontation of the self, our idiotically hidden truths, weaknesses, and unknowns. And it offers all this without all the fruity-tooty, airy stuff and nonsense that we’ve been force-fed by self-help gurus and society in general.
“Fuck positivity,” Manson said in an interview with the famously wispy minded Huffington Post. “Let’s be honest for once; sometimes things are fucked up and we just have to cope with it.”
At its heart, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a book about figuring out- without bullshitting yourself- what’s really important to you and finally letting go of everything else. The same way he encourages limiting your exposure to stupid distractions like social media, video games, television, and toys, he prescribes limiting our concern over things of little meaning or value in your overall value system. The trick is, finding out what that value system really is- not just settling on what’s been imposed.
While every other self-help book feeds you platitudes that fade the following Monday morning, platitudes that serve no real purpose in the grime and grind of real life, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck will give your self delusions a taint-ripping wedgie and force you to finally figure yourself out, drop the bullshit and get on with doing what works and what makes you happy.
The book retails at $11.99 USD, not that you’d give a fuck.