Book Review: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck

“Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy.” – Mark Manson

This is a book by Mark Manson, I heard nothing but raving reviews about it before reading it.

Although certainly not bad, my biggest issue with this book is how repetitive it is. There’s some good content but I honestly didn’t get too much from the book until the last few chapters. Everything else gave off filler energy to me. I’m sure some people have gained some major revelations from every part of the book but that wasn’t the case for me.

Don’t get me wrong, the beginning wasn’t bad but it felt like it was lacking when comparing it to the end of the book.

On top of this, there are a lot of generalizations throughout the book, making it feel rushed. Then there’s also a bit of a lack of substance. Essentially it feels like a white privileged male tells you about how difficult his not that difficult life was and how successful he is now. He then tells you how you can accomplish the same things without giving you any real action items.

Manson cusses a tremendous amount throughout the book as well. Tying back to the title and grabbing your attention. But it is used too much that the attention-grabbing that it’s trying to do is replaced with annoyance.

If the book could be condensed and contained into the content that matters and then I’d be in love. As of right now, I’m content but not really satisfied. Not a must-read, not a will read again, not a suggest it to everyone. Just a read.

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