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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,163

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great hook, great narrator, little payoff

  • By AU Pete on 01-03-2018

Not so subtle...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-2018

I’ll admit I was sold 90% on the title. And therein lies the marketing genius.

After the first couple of chapters, Manson exhausts the explanation of the title, then just keeps writing… it’s wasn’t my cup of tea. But he would be ok with that, I know because I ALMOST listened to the end.

I loved his idea of choosing which things you were going to give a fark about, and forgetting the rest. I’ve taken that and used it already in my personal life and business life, but the rest of the book is too self- helpy for me.

Manson says "Not giving a fack does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different."

And I’m comfortable with being one of the only people who doesn’t think this is great.

2.5 stars from me. Buy it if you want. Whatevs.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,086
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,301
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,250

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best advice ever!

  • By Anonymous User on 17-06-2018

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-2018

First, Scott Pape is absolutely hilarious. I had a few laugh- out- loud moments while listening to this book. And when I wasn’t lolling, I was either smiling or nodding my head.

The guy makes sense. He lays everything out in a simple way that’s easy to follow, and he backs himself up with general knowledge and a total honesty about where he’s been, and what he’s recommending.

I downloaded the book so I could find out a bit more about finance, to bridge that gap in knowledge between myself and my husband and have a coherent conversation about our finances.

I’d listened to The Pineapple Project on ABC Podcasts, and it had really opened my eyes to what I was ignoring about money. The next step was to dive into something a bit more meaty, and Scott was interviewed on the show, so I started there.

This one gets a 5 out of 5 from me.

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