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I Read 'The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck'

18 Sep 2018 . 2 mins : Readings . Comments
#books #review #book review #self-help

As soon as I finished reading “The Difficulty Of Being Good”, I started off with a small read “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck”. It is, without doubt, one of the most criticised as well as praised book. The book is a small read, and since it revolves around a single agenda, the review is going to be small and mostly filled with personal views.


The language used in the book is simple and to the point, and at times crude. The author has used curses and, at times insults to emphasize the points and lessons he wants us to take into account. I personally do not find any harm in using the language but, others may find it inappropriate for a book that promises (and mostly lives up to) the point of uplifting you mentally and giving less reasons to get tensed. It is anything but your typical all good and glory self-help.

self help books cause to me they are all the same! Smile more, love more, hate less, don’t give up, it’s gonna be okay, it’s all in your head.

The author has divided the content into chapters which are in sync with each and create the feeling of level handling; “you first have to light the match to burn candles”. With the end of each chapter I would stop to ponder if I had known (and thought consciously about) everything the author mentions in the section how much suffering I could have avoided. And with each chapter, this self-contemplation grew stronger.

Amidst the regular conversational method of conveyance, enough examples have been included. They add to the level of involvement: providing motivation (and incentive) to read further along with the weight of authenticity of the words written around it.

There isn’t much to be said about the book except that it’s a very relatable and no-nonsense read, and if you’ve got a weekend free, it’s worth giving a shot at. It brings to the surface, and in a way reminds us of what’s worthy of being concerned about and what all crap we actually are bothered with.

A self help that cuts on the crap of self-helps.


Your typical geek; Shivam can be found toiling hard through books (away from library) to find what she means by her actions :wink: Hard at work, and harder at drunk dancing, he loves to find ways to increase his productivity so he can invest time elsewhere. When he does get some time, and is in the mood, he writes few lines of code and some lines of rhymes :facepunch: