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Everything Is F*cked

A Book About Hope
Narrated by: Mark Manson
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (159 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the international mega-best-seller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been - we are freer, healthier, and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked - the planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology, education, and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness. 

What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t - and worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle; to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide while becoming the number-one best seller in 13 different countries. 

Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money, entertainment, and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom - and even of hope itself.

With his usual mix of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before. It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Mark Manson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Narrator is lacking.

I enjoyed Subtle Art alot due to pacing, this narrator lacks the charm and character.

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5 star Philosophical soft-porn for the masses.

Read and masterfully delivered by the author, Manson constructs an easily digestible accessible philosophical jaunt through clever interpretations of Nietzsche and Kant as well as the Stoics.

Manson's path begins with his scribbling - in tiny print - The Uncomfortable Truth (essentially, that no matter how much we distract ourselves, the human condition is meaningless) on coffee cups for unsuspecting chain store customers, leads through a step-by-step "As Seen On TV" tutorial to create your very own religion, inevitably brings the reader to a conclusion that it's not because everything is f#cked that we need hope rather it's hope that needs everything to be f#cked, then explains how Edward Bernays channeled this truth with his Uncle Sigmund's conclusions to manipulate and convince the masses of their #fakefreedom while creating what is now the modern advertising economy.

Manson finally suggests that, “Instead of looking for hope, try this. Don’t hope. Don’t despair, either. In fact, don’t deign to believe you know anything...Don’t hope for better, just be better. Be something better. Be more compassionate, more resilient, more humble, more disciplined...— be a better human.”

My Audible experience was as enjoyable as Manson's previous entry into the pantheon of anti self-help self-help books and i found myself LLOL'ing (legitimately LOL'ing) enough to consider this work, much like life, a dramedy.

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a string of ranty blog posts w/ a few good points

This isn't a "book" in my opinion. It's more of a collection of essays and ranty "blog posts" with maybe 1 or 2 academic-ish articles for HuffPo.

There are some parts of the 'book' that were well researched, provided excellent points and I thought to myself "oh wow" and "I'm going to have to read this again!!!" (30%) the rest was odd and didn't belong, despite Manson's best efforts to make it all fit. I feel like I read a string of ranty blog posts...

The writing also oscillates between deplorable to somewhat academic.

There are times where it reads like a polished, academic book (about 20%) but more often it is ranty blogging with slang like "Cray cray" and vulgar examples that Manson seems to slip in for shock value (except it doesn't work).

Manson is also a terrible narrator. His voice is bleh, but more alarming: he can't properly read his own writing--he can't deliver his own jokes and punchlines (!) It comes out awkward and unnatural-- making his "cray cray" and other slang even more distracting/weird.

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A sequel with more meaning than it's big brother

Mark Manson hits the desperate desire in our current generation for hope and purpose. He grasps the current need for books that tell a story of hope in our society of what bleeds leads our news feeds.

This book preaches independence in a world where mob mentality and political correctness overshadow thought and reason.

Manson's dare to hope is an ode Martin Luter King Jr's I have a dream speech, but for the 21st century. "I hope that people are never treated as means but only as ends.....We imagined our own importance, we invented our purpose, we were and still are nothing, all along we were nothing, and maybe then, only then, will the eternal cycle of hope and destruction come to an end or:"

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Mark’s Biggest Fan

This book is amazing!!! Absolutely EVERYONE should read it.

Mark, you even brought me to tears in the end!

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A must read

Mark is a fantastic story teller. One of the best features of his books are using powerful stories to convey the ideas. This book discusses some of the most important questions in life. It might seem uncomfortable for some people but the message is valuable. If you have read Harari's books, you will find some similar ideas here (especially in the last chapter). I also liked the narration.

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Well done

An unexpected journey with a fresh message that needs to heard. Mark Manson synthesizes important philosophical concepts with contemporary examples to send a vital message to his audience.

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Everything is Fucked

Not sure I love the title, however the book is the most brilliant audible book I have ever listened to!

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Book without hope

First 2 books were more positive. I think Mark is in a depression :D Waiting for the next

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meh

i think its hard not to compare the book to a subtle art which is hard to do. but im not sure who i would recommed book too. maybe injust didnt pick up what mark was dropping, idk. wasnt a waste of my time but really didnt walk away feeling anything new was said or i have a different set of tools. kinda felt it was captain obvious. BUT with that said, there were several parts that i laughed at. and its not too long either for what its worth.

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  • 05-18-19

He shouldn't have read it himself

Now I know how important narrator is. The previous book was not only better because of the story but also had an excellent narrator. Mark why did you read it yourself :( man?! Really dissapointed about the story too. It just doest clear what it is trying to say.

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  • 05-17-19

Good but not as good as subtle guide

it was a really good listen, makes lots of sense, obviously a clever thinker, but subtle guide was way ahead in terms of entertainment.

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