The surprising 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--k.
This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's best seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt - and give your f--ks 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--k about:
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--k, and start living your best life today!
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Sarah Knight (P)2015 Hachette Audio
Get someone else to narrate it
I really wanted to like this book, I mean come on, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a ****?. You gotta love it. But I had to stop after 30 minutes and here are the four reasons why.
1. The author, Sarah Knight, goes to great pains to explain how her book was inspired by Marie Kondo and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and how her book was modeled after it. I am a great fan of Marie Kondo's book and this claim is one reason I decided to try Ms. Knight's book. I will just say, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Ms. Kondo need not be flattered.
2. I found that I already don't give a ****. I mean, if this was a college course I would have passed with honors. In fact, I could have written the book, well if it wasn't for the words and the actual writing part, but I could have come up with the concept for it. She didn't impart anything to me that I didn't already know.
3. The narrator (also the author) has a serious case of "vocal fry". For those who don't know what vocal fry is think Britney Spears or the Kardashians. “Vocal fry” is that guttural growl at the back of the throat, as a Valley girl might sound if she had been shouting herself hoarse at a rave all night. The less charitable refer to it privately as painfully nasal, and to young women in conversation sounding like ducks quacking. “Vocal fry” has joined more traditional young-women voice mannerisms such as run-ons, breathiness and the dreaded question marks in sentences (known by linguists as uptalk). Anyway, I could probably have lived with it if the the information being imparted transcended the annoying voice mannerism, but it did not.
4. At some point about a half hour in the author gives some examples of what she gives a **** about and what she doesn't give a **** about. Three examples:
1 - Don't give a **** - A nuclear Iran. Give a **** - Climate Change
2 - Don't give a **** - College Football. Give a **** - Campus Rape
3 - Don't give a **** - The Pope. Give a **** - Reese Witherspoon's latest Instagram
It was at this point I decided I didn't give a **** and gave up.
This book didn't really inspire me to embrace more happiness. I guess because I just graduated from college that it's harder for me to relate to. I'm not established enough to not give "a fuck" about meetings, doing work that is mundane or sleeping in, and I definitely won't be starting a family any time soon. The author also seems to hate pretty much everything. Maybe it's because she's in her 40s and I'm in my early 20s. Or maybe I just need to listen to the book again. But for right now, I view this book as a negative source of energy that almost encourages me not to get out of my comfort zone. Staying in one's comfort zone leads to a bland and painfully normal life.
I got the gist of the audiobook in 30 mins. I wish I had followed her advice to give less f*cks but I continued to listen for another 1 hour. There is no substance and it was unnecessarily drawn out. Oh the irony. #sorrynotsorry.
No truer words have been spoken - enlightening! Loved the narrator as well - very perky words!
No, the writing just isn't very well thought out or organized. Instead of giving helpful advice that readers can apply to their own lives, she kind of goes on rants about personal dislikes to kind of fill space. This book isn't very long as it is and I suspect it's because she didn't really have much to say.
It relied too heavily on the shock factor of saying F%*# than it did on giving information on how putting your personal needs first is beneficial for your life and the people around you. It was also contradictory in the advice it provides. On the one hand she advocates for polite honesty when dealing with people and then in another chapter she gives "techniques" on how to be a verbal ninja which are just passive aggressive brush-offs.
Anyone else, the narration is smarmy and the tone is sometimes condescending. It added to the overall feel that the author is just going on a personal rant. Her delivery of jokes was dry and annoying as well.
Yikes, just a complete rewrite.
This may be interesting if you just want something kind of different or find humor in someone complaining.
This book is funny, practical, and enlightening. It is what we "know" but never allow ourselves to truly believe or follow. It helps the reader realize their absolute silly behavior with a laugh and an encouraging kick in the ass.
Ok, I get the idea of the impact of swearing, but like most things, less is more. By using the swear as every fourth word, it loses its impact. I couldn't tell if this was supposed to me a humorous mocking attempt how we can stress about things, or just a teenage girls rants and raves.
Her very immature attitude and out of touch reality of the average person. If you are a spoiled princess with no experience of the "real world" then this book may be for you.
I am sure Sarah Knight won't give a #$#! about this review.
Not realistic and not applicable in real life. Life is all about relationships and the little favors you do for one another. The concept described makes sense to a degree, but not to the extreme in this book.
Her voice drove me crazy after the first two parts of this book. It could be that the content got redundant and there's only but so many times you need to say "fuck" before you sound juvenile. But I suspect her peppy voice didn't help and made the jokes come across a lot cheesier than they may have in print. The message was great, the messenger sucked.
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