It’s the self-help book for people who hate self-help. It’s as much a pat on the back as a slap in the face. It’s the first truly no BS guide to flourishing in a crazy, crazy world.
If you haven’t already read the internet-famous article, then start with that. But the book is so much more.
Essentially, the book presents an entirely new approach to personal development, from top to bottom. Life is not about getting rid of problems, it’s about finding better problems. It’s not about avoiding failure, it’s about getting better at failure. It’s not about knowing everything, but becoming more comfortable in not knowing anything.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is all about coming to terms with all of the inevitable unimportant imperfections in life and then choosing to not give a f*ck about them. It’s about learning how to give a f*ck about the few things that truly matter.
“The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. And oh yeah, kill yourself. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night, and now need to read it again.”
– Derek Sivers
How to Order
You can order The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck from any of the following vendors:
And in Canada:
What about other countries? We’re trying to get foreign publishers lined up, but unfortunately, they usually look to see what is popular in the North America market first, before jumping on the bandwagon themselves. So if you are from another country, the best way to send the message that you’d like to see the book translated into your language and released in your country is to buy the English version. You can see if it’s available in your country here.
Here’s A Bunch of Really Smart People Saying How Awesome My Book Is
“Resilience, happiness and freedom come from knowing what to care about–and most importantly, what not to care about. This is a masterful, philosophical and practical book that will give readers the wisdom to be able to do just that.”
– Ryan Holiday, New York Times bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy
“The opposite of every other book. Don’t try. Give up. Be wrong. Lower your standards. Stop believing in yourself. Follow the pain. And oh yeah, kill yourself. Each point is profoundly true, useful, and more powerful than the usual positivity. Succinct but surprisingly deep, I read it in one night, and now need to read it again.”
– Derek Sivers, Founder of CD Baby and author of Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
“An in-your-face guide to living with integrity and finding happiness in sometimes-painful places. … This book, full of counterintuitive suggestions that often make great sense, is a pleasure to read and worthy of rereading. A good yardstick by which self-improvement books should be measured.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Mark’s ability to dig deep and offer amazing, yet counter-intuitive, insight into the challenges of life makes him one of my favorite writers, and this book is his best work yet.”
– Matt Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter
“This book hits you like a much-needed slap in the face from your best friend: hilarious, vulgar, and immensely thought-provoking. Only read if you’re willing to set aside all excuses and take an active role in living a f***ing better life.”
– Steve Kamb, best-selling author of Level Up Your Life and founder of NerdFitness.com
How can I interview Mark or book an event with him?
To schedule an interview or book an event with Mark, please contact Adia Colar, HarperOne Publicity Manager at [email protected].