Everything Is F*cked - Mark Manson

Everything Is F*cked

By Mark Manson

  • Release Date: 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
4
From 615 Ratings

Description

From the author of the international mega-bestseller 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 #1 bestseller 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.

Reviews

  • Interesting but flaw

    2
    By Jose A. Garcia
    Interesting reading, but there is a lot of flaw assumptions about religion, Philosophy, and history.
  • Intelligent!!

    4
    By dognbutterfly
    A look at life through a simple truth. At times a bit esoteric yet engaging.
  • Regurgitation of some solid thought exercises, but largely uninformed.

    2
    By The Cajun Photographer
    The author’s humorous lens by which he views a good chunk of social interactions and personality types is quite entertaining, but he’s completely out of his depth and relies on straw man arguments when discussing religions he chose to learn nothing about. I wanted to like this book, as I gave his previous book five stars. Each section is disjointed and only serves to entrench the author’s confirmation bias. He’s simultaneously repetitive and all over the map. I do have hope, however, that the author can mature past his current narrow field of view.
  • The title is self-explanatory!

    5
    By Arodape
    Very unbiased book with valuable information that is not commonly accepted.
  • Don’t read this trash

    1
    By DEF1721
    This book is a waste of time
  • It’s Not What You Think It’s Going to Be

    3
    By OkLeann
    It’s not what the title implies. And it’s not very linear in thought or context. It certainly does not give you hope, but dare I say that is the point of the book? It delves into why hope is actually a bad thing. I had a small existential crisis while reading this book, then I realized it was just one man’s philosophy and I don’t have to subscribe to it. There were valuable nuggets in this book, which is why I’m giving it three stars. If nothing else, it’s entertaining. The end also gives you a nice conspiracy theory to chew on, if you’re in to that kind of thing.
  • Life changing

    5
    By 81G.Leanin
    This book is way deeper than what the title Intel’s.
  • Encouraging bad behavior and not helpful

    1
    By Brę_J
    I mean at the start it went deep about that loved ones die. I know people die but that didn’t cure my sadness and angry outbursts I’m disappointed in this book just like the first one. I’m hoping one of your books can stop myself from going into depression. It also mentions you could go shoot up a school but not thinking about criticism. It could effect the way you live. It sounds like your saying that I could balance on a tightrope over a volcano while juggling 5 flaming chainsaws during a tornado for 24 hours. I mean you gotta live life the right way not the wrong way it makes it more enjoyable. Don’t make people feel like dirt make themselves feel live they can do anything even if there’s a deadline to life. This shouldn’t be recommended in any form.
  • Not what it implies

    2
    By notcloud
    His first book was a lot better. Although I respect what he was trying to do he got off track a lot and didn’t really have the best centralized idea for the book. And then at the end, it felt like there really wasn’t much hope for anyone.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Brooke Pre-PA
    I took notes while reading this because the advice and food for though was so incredible I needed to be able to reference it in my journal. Overall awesome book! Please read it you won’t regret it!!!!