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  • 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
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,520

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Got the gist in 30 mins

  • By spicyhands on 03-04-16

More shock value than substantive material

1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-16

Would you try another book from Sarah Knight and/or Sarah Knight?

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.

What was most disappointing about Sarah Knight’s story?

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.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sarah Knight?

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.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck?

Yikes, just a complete rewrite.

Any additional comments?

This may be interesting if you just want something kind of different or find humor in someone complaining.

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