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The B&N Podcast

May 29, 2019

In 2016 blogger and writer Mark Manson published a book based on some of the advice he'd been giving on his blog, and he gave it the eye-catching title The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck . And if you haven't read it or seen in a bookstore, you can fill that last bit of the title pretty easily. This unexpectedly brash guide to living a radically honest life became an instant New York Times Bestseller and a global phenomenon. And no wonder, since behind that attention-getting title Manson authored a potent meditation on a society defined by anxiety and the mirage of contemporary happiness. Now, Manson returns with a new book that offers a familiar approach but a new wrinkled. With Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope, Manson looks more deeply at the sources for modern discontent and takes readers on a tour of ideas both ancient and strikingly modern, ideas that add up to nothing less than a philosophy of life. Mark Manson spoke to us recently by phone about finding himself in possession of most writers dreams — a wildly successful book — and the surprise of what happened next.