Book review

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When waking up in the morning, you feel tired. The alarm didn’t ring properly. The milk didn’t come on time. The water wasn’t heated to the temperature of your liking. And traffic. UGGHHH!!!!

On your way to work, remember that friend who said something to you bazillion years ago?! Remember who hurt you felt then?! 

How could he do that to you then?!

Why do bad things happen only to you?

Or do they, you special snowflake?!

This is what the author surmises in the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK. This book is different, a conclusion that you could have made from its title itself.

But the question then arises, why should you give a f*ck about the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.?!

It’s the writing style of the author that is also different, not just its title.

In its unpreachy and in your face manner of writing, that is easy to read and very relatable, the book The Subtle Art of Not 

Giving a F*ck gives you a unique thought process. It shatters the notion of what you would have spent years reading about and practiced umpteen amount of time for it to materialize.

Don’t pursue the positive. Countless books say otherwise, but this one throws a spotlight of a different color that may broaden your horizon.

Growth mindset. You would have heard a lot about it as well. Again, in the book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson has given examples of some famous people to help you understand what it means to have one.

If you thought you had a growth mindset, and wish to make it even more inclusive or relevant, this book will give you the push you need to get there.

“Happiness is a choice”, they say. But how do you make that choice? It is easy to fall into the bearings of our negative outlook. Only thinking about happiness is not enough. This is where the IN YOUR FACE style of writing in the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck hits you and how!

When you going through a tough time in life, someone tells you to just be happy, think of the words you use to describe that person! But, when you read about examples this book offers, you get to understand the practicality of making this choice. A choice that has to be a priority 99% of your day and we know about it and yet, we fail to make.

This is why this book could be referred to as a good wake up call.

The book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck makes another strong point. It is about taking responsibility of everything that happens to you. Even if it is not because of you, owning up to the events that make you uncomfortable requires a certain degree of maturity. How many people can you count that either play the blame game or the victim card when things go for a toss in their personal life?


This is where your split-second reaction becomes your fate. To limit these reactions towards people or untoward circumstances and to create a circle around you that defines your daily existence determines the quality of your life. Choose all of this wisely so that you also get to know the subtle art of not giving a f*ck!