"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson
In this generation-defining self-help guide, blogger Mark Manson shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Manson advises us to get to know and accept our limitations, as opposed to sugar-coating them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. And according to Manson, there are only so many things we can give a fu*k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter.
Overall, this New York Times Bestseller is a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk. Filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.