I just finished reading the book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” written by Mark Manson. The book was a fantastic read! I appreciate that it took a new perspective to self-help. As a college student reading self-help books and learning the habits of successful individuals has been critical in helping me understand what habits I want to take into my adult life. The book itself has a great balance of comedic relief in proportion to the blunt evaluations of the joys and tragedies that come with navigating adult life. The book to me seemed to be redundant towards the middle but, after reading the entire book it became clear that the redundancy was a style choice. The book is filled with “mantras” and witty phrases that seem far too honest for self-help literature, but that is what makes this novel so great. The brutal honesty allowed me as a reader to feel comfortable exploring the parts of my life that I was not willing to confront previously. Not only was the content of the book well-written, the format and layout of the book allowed for an easy read. Having an easy-to-follow layout should not be taken for granted when reading this book as the content can be overwhelming for emotionally fragile readers. Overall, this book makes a great addition to self-help understanding and awareness. It most definitely is not for the faint of heart, but like the book proves, neither is life.
My name is Madalene Gomez. I am a Pre-law student studying at Oklahoma State University.