- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins (May 14, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062888463
- ISBN-13: 978-0062888464
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 200 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope Paperback – 14 May 2019
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"Just because everything appears to be a mess doesn't mean you have to be one. Mark Manson's book is a call to arms for a better life and better world and could not be more needed right now."--Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy
"Mark Manson continues to break down questions about human happiness and well-being in creative and unexpected ways. The result is a wonderfully accessible book that tackles some of the deeper questions about where our world is headed, as well as how to take better care of ourselves (and each other) until we get there."--Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Host of The Psychology Podcast
"Mark Manson has succeeded in explaining a crazy world to an entire generation by invoking hard science, moral philosophy, and gobs of hilarious wit. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, question your beliefs, and (hopefully) change your life."--Nir Eyal, bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable
"Mark provides an antidote to our era of spiritual malaise with a much-needed tincture of laughter, practical advice and philosophical wisdom. His counterintuitive insight will keep a three-bourbon smile on your face the whole time you're reading it."--Eric Barker, bestselling author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree
"While we're all afraid of the evils in the world, Mark Manson shows us how to avoid the dark side in ourselves. A witty and enlightening book that we all need to read before throwing in the towel."--Shane Parrish, founder of Farnam Street and host of The Knowledge Project Podcast
"Mark Manson is a master of thought-provoking and counterintuitive insights. His easy-to-read style will have you turning pages for hours."--James Clear, New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits
"Entertaining and thought-provoking . . . [Manson's] dark-humored wit and blunt prose are both informative and engaging . . . Clever and accessibly conversational, Manson reminds us to chill out, not sweat the small stuff, and keep hope for a better world alive."--Kirkus Reviews
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The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy
From the author of the international megabestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.
We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it's ever been, yet somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly fucked. What's going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it's Mark Manson. In Everything Is Fucked, Manson draws on mountains of psychological research, as well as on the timeless wisdom of philosophers from Plato to Tom Waits, to dissect religion, politics, money, entertainment, and the internet.
With his usual mix of erudition and humor, Manson challenges us to be more honest with ourselves, openly defying our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom--and even of hope itself. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.See all Product description
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His second book "The subtle art of not giving a F$%#" was a huge drop off in quality. I read his second book a few years ago and there are two things I remember about it. First, I felt kind of tricked into getting the book because it had a "catchy" title. Second, I remember that he frequently contradicted his own statements so the book had no cohesive message.
I don't usually write reviews, but I felt compelled to write this one because I feel like I was tricked again.
The book (again) has a catchy title that really isn't necessary. The book (again) frequently contradicts itself so I did not take away a cohesive message. The worst part of this book was that it became very clear to me that this is just a random guy writing his own thoughts. He is not an expert.
That might be why I enjoyed the first book so well. The first book he was writing about something that he was an expert in, something he had a lot of experience with and something he wrote authentically.
It does that while covering existentially terrifying concepts like "Life is pain" and "Nothing matters"
and while covering free will and the self
and while covering some of the most fundamental philosophical ideas from Plato to Kant to Nietzsche
and while covering the source of all religions, ideologies, and personal relationships
and while covering the terror of global self-destruction via nuclear war etc. and the unfathomable power of Artificial Intelligence which will rule over us as gods
and while covering the effect of the internet given all of these things
and while covering how you could respond in the face of all this.
In the acknowledgements he implies that with this book he bit off more than he could chew... and then chewed it.
I'll be chewing this book for years to come.
Mark has a talent for taking potentially boring subject matter, such as the teachings of philosophers, and bringing it to life in easy-to-understand language (with plenty of expletives).
I especially liked his Consciousness Car metaphor in explaining the Thinking Brain vs Feeling Brain (would love to see an animated cartoon version), and thoughts on antifragility and how we benefit by choosing to accept (and even seek out) discomfort in our lives.
If you've been feeling like the world is a mess (especially in terms of politics) lately, this book can help you make sense of what's going on. And, it includes some takeaways we as individuals can use to help make a positive difference for ourselves, and by extension, society.
Reading this book is like examining interesting lego pieces that are relevant to everyone and curiously watching Mark put each piece on top of one another. Then by the time each chapter is finished, you are like "wow, now I can see what he was building and it's clear and beautiful."
Pessimists only think about the past which will lead you to depression. Optimists will hallucinate, but we all must strive to be realists: seeing the world as they truly are. This book will help you tremendously towards comprehending ourselves interacting in this complex world we live in and will ultimately help you become a better human. I will read and re-read, buy this book as a gift to others and will pass on your messages to everyone I know. I can't highly recommend enough of this book. Thank you Mark for creating this important book.