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  • By: Mark Manson
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About Everything is F*cked
From the author of the international mega-best-seller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been - we are freer, healthier, and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked - the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education, and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness.

What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t - and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the number-one best seller in 13 different countries.

Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment, and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom - and even of hope itself.

With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. ©2019 Mark Manson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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From the author of the international mega-best-seller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been - we are freer, healthier, and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked - the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education, and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. 

What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t - and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the number-one best seller in 13 different countries. 

Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment, and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom - and even of hope itself.

With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Mark Manson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Did not enjoy

I discovered Mark’s blog about four years ago. Loved. Loved his first book. Borderline obsessed. Loved the start of this book but as it slowly progressed it felt like he was telling other people’s stories - with a condescending undertone. I was really excited to hear his book narrated in his own voice but it didn’t gel well with me. The points seemed a little cloudy and I am sad to say - did not enjoy this book but hope other people have a better experience!

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A great follow up to The Subtle Art, but way more philosophical

A really enjoyable dive into much deeper elements hinted at in The Subtle Art... this book should challenge you to be better and to reframe how you approach life. It doesn’t decry religion or make fun, but points out weaknesses of character and the necessity for maturity. My words can’t capture the essence of the book well enough, but safe to say if you enjoyed The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k and titles like Sapiens and Homo Deus, this will be right up your alley. Challenge yourself.

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Too many words

A book only obscurely about Hope a tiny fraction of the text .Some interesting history but deeply cynical and pessimistic.The F*cked is to portray the book as daring and contemporary is all I can suppose .If you’re not already depressed you may be by the time you have ploughed through this book. Overall theme :life is tough,suck it up .But try harder too .

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Contradictory pseudoscience of an angry athiest

Part 1: We NEED hope to function; Part 2: All hope systems suck (especially religion and especially Christianity); Part 3: We don't need hope to function.
I was on board initially with his narrative, but his straw man arguments got me a little concerned, and his major self-contradiction in his solution made me stop listening to this. Ironically, by his own measure of a great writer engaging both emotion and reason he failed. Catchy title though.
Hope is a tough subject, but this isn't the answer.

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poor content

it was ok until he started talking about religion. it became an unbearable preaching after that.

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Compelling reading on many subjects

I could not stop reading this book, though kept wondering what sort of book it was - it's not a straightforward self-help book, nor a work of philosophy, let alone theology, but Mark Manson does touch on these areas all the time, and others besides. His portraits of episodes in the lives of Newton, Nietzsche et al are fascinating, and well-used in his analyses. He goes in for too many sweeping statements, unsupported by evidence, so the only way to read this is as a series of viewpoints, a prolonged opinion piece - a long sermon, perhaps. Once you accept that, you can just go along with it, agreeing with this, disagreeing with that. I have not read Mark's first book, but may now do so. I believe he will start useful arguments in the minds of readers, and between readers. Mark's pronunciations are sometimes not correct - one would have thought he would find out how to pronounce the name Nietzsche, since he says it dozens of times throughout the reading. It is not 'Nietzschie'.

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Drivel

Incredibly poor writing. Like an unfiltered stream of conscious thought. Utter drivel - can’t recommend this at all.

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Disappointed.

I really liked the first book. I felt the author was riding the wave of the initial book's success. This was rushed, had no direction, confusing.

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absolute must read

not a self help book thank f###. marks narration was addictive and sincere .

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Not worth it

maybe i was expecting much. But the book didn't make much sense to me. still there are great points and arguments there. in general most of it felt empty and pointless to me.
also the performance of the narrator (the author himself) to wasn't good.
overall not worth it

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