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Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope. Hardcover – 14 May 2019
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"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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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 its ever beenwe are freer, healthier, and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly fuckedthe planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter.
Whats going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, its Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that our maddening urge always to find happiness only serves to make us unhappier. And 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 bestseller in thirteen countries.
Now, in Everything Is Fucked, Manson turns his gaze to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as on the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics; looks at our relationships with money, entertainment, and the internet; and reveals how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive.With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-fuck-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 havent considered before, openly defying our definitions of faith, happiness, freedomand even of hope itself. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.
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Manson has written a book that will stay with me for a while. This very well-researched exploration into human virtues (and hope in particular) isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy. Nor is it pessimistic. In fact it is paradoxically optimistic for a book that genuinely and convincingly lays out that everything is indeed f*cked!
His trademark wit is still on display but Manson strikes a slightly more academic tone than in his first book, which was a welcome change of pace. In fact this book has inspired me to learn more about Manson’s (and the world’s) philosophical greats and read a few of his sources. I think that’s a good thing.
Manson, once again, holds a mirror up to the reader, which can be confronting (in a good way), and makes demands on us to be better. Not merely hope to be better. But BE better. And that’s a message I can get behind.
Give this book a go...