A few months ago, I read ‘The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck’ by this author and I really enjoyed reading it (you can read my review by clicking “book reviews” on the homepage menu).
However, I didn’t t really feel the same way about this one. There were some good points here but generally it was a disappointing read. It felt like I was being given history lessons that were somewhat disjointed and in some parts I wasn’t even sure of the direction the book was taking.
What I got from this book is a better understanding of behavioral patterns in human beings and why they exhibit these behaviors. It gives advise on realistic expectations that we should have of ourselves and others and understand that happiness or joy does not necessarily mean a lack of pain but “trying to see the glass half full than half empty”.
The part I didn’t like at all (amongst others) was the “how to start your own religion”. At some point I had to skip the entire chapter as it didn’t resonate with me at all.
I rate this book a 2 stars however, listening to the audio book was a good experience because it encouraged me to listen to the whole book on the go.
Published: May 2019 by Harper
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The Author: Mark Manson (born 1984) is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and former dating coach. Since 2007, he’s been helping people with their emotional and relationship problems. He has worked with thousands of people from over 30 different countries. He regularly writes and updates his blog at: http://www.markmanson.net