19 January 2016
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do by Sarah Knight
THE "GENIUS" (Cosmopolitan) NATIONAL BESTSELLER THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck.
THE ART OF CARING LESS AND GETTING MORE
Are you stressed out, overbooked, and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? It's time to stop giving a f*ck.
This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy.
The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about:
Having a "bikini body"
Co-workers' opinions, pets, and children
And other bullsh*t! And it will free you to spend your time, energy, and money on the things that really matter. So what are you waiting for? Stop giving a f*ck and start living your best life today!
Warning: If you don't like cursing, specifically "fuck" and all it's creative uses, this book (and review) are likely not going to be your cup of tea (I read a review where the reviewer complained there were too many f-bombs, etc. and I almost commented with "duh".)
So, Sarah Knight - having KonMari'd her physical space - decided that she needed to something about the energy drain that giving too may fucks about things you don't actually like or care about. She developed the NotSorry Method. I.e. if you really don't like Tuesday night booze and karaoke with other people in your office (whom you don't otherwise socialize with) because it makes your Wednesday morning hellish, and you care far more about doing your job well and impressing your boss than what Janet four cubicles over thinks about you, then politely decline the karaoke and don't give a second thought to Janet. And so on through all the different relationships and scenarios in your life.
The parody aspects of this book - aping the layout and terminology of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - are hilarious. But all that aside, Knight's message of only giving your mental space, time, and energy (and occasionally) money to people and things you care about is a really good one. Definitely a fun, useful book for a new year.
Dear FTC: I purchased my copy of this book.