• Love Is Not Enough

  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Mark Manson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,411 ratings)

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About the Creator

Mark Manson is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, the mega-bestseller that reached #1 in fourteen different countries. Mark’s books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Mark runs one of the largest personal growth websites in the world, MarkManson.net, a blog with more than two million monthly readers and half a million subscribers, making him one of the largest and most successful independent publishers in the world. His writing is often described as ‘self-help for people who hate self-help’—a no-BS brand of life advice and cultural commentary that has struck a chord with people around the globe. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Forbes, Vice, CNN, and Vox, among many others. He currently lives in New York City.

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Mark Manson laughs at animal abuse

In this book, Mark Manson laughs at animal abuse. I can get past him providing relationship guidance to a woman in a long term relationship with a married man in the context it is provided. What I can not get past, is Mark laughing at a woman having sex with her dog. Sex with an animal is abuse. What it is not, is funny. It is a felony in many states, as it should be in all of them.
Shame on Mark Manson. Shame on Audible.
Please do not spend your money on this book.

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Upsetting and disappointing

Mark chose 5 cases out of thousands of relationship issues, and guess what he chose? He is actually counseling one woman on how to have a better relationship with her married affair partner of 3 yrs! I was appalled! Is that so common is his professional experience that he thinks the rest of us want to know how to have better relationships with our affair partners! I am still upset from reading and just returned the book

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Yuck!

Was a big fan of Manson’s relationship blog and excited for this release. Unfortunately, found it to be tedious, boring, and painful to listen to. Very disappointed. :(

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Save your money.

Horrible couldn’t finish it. Can I get my money back? Nothing like his other book.

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Not Mark’s best work

I love Mark Manson’s books but this one wasn’t his best. It was hard getting through this one. This book just consists of a bunch of therapy sessions between him and people struggle with relationships. It’s pain listening to the clients when they talk. I tried picking things out that I could relate to but the presentation of the information was the issue.

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This should be a podcast

This is really a podcast type listen. Ok to listen if you're bored but skip if you're looking for a more substantial read/listen. I'm not sure why it's rated so high.

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Keep doing what you're doing!!

I have been an avid Mason reader for a while now. Looking forward to the Will Smith book buddy... I know you're going to kill it!! He always keeps me engaged with the stories, philosophies, and ideas of how to look at things in a different perspective and that is something that is cherished and that is valuable to me. This new project "Love Is Not Enough" is something everybody should take a look at. People sometimes get stuck in these modes of thinking that end up hindering their ability to live fully and happy ("The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken"). So thank you Mark for inspiring me to be a better me. If I happen to see you in a bar someday... drinks are on me! Cheers!

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Such an unpleasant book

Must be use the F word in every sentence? Do people actually talk this way? I don't want to be mean but most of the people he speaks to in the book are stuck in patterns of behavior that I don't believe they have any intention of changing. This is such a depressing book.

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great book

i really enjoyed it, easy to followed.
funny at times, serious when need it to be.

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Helpful to hear the pitfalls of other people

Sometimes it is hard to self reflect on ways we may come up messy in a relationship, or the ways that we self sabotage from the one thing we want: to feel loved and accepted. Listening to the struggle of other's can help, as you can reflect on your experiences and see where you too may have fallen in a similar mind trap, all in the name of protecting yourself. The book is fun to listen to, though I felt the stories were very extreme and it was hard to relate to the people he interviewed. I was hoping to hear a story from a less dramatic person but I guess it is those stories that our media loves to highlight. Mark Mason has a very nonjudgmental approach to how he sits and listens, though he is assessing things, but still I appreciate how he narrates and engages with each person. It is a good listen.

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  • 03-30-20

Overhyped

I decided to give this a go based on an article I found on the Guardian. Found it obvious, cliched, in your face and even unnatural/forced/faked. Esther Perel's podcasts are infinitely better and more worth anyone's time than this. Disappointing overall.

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  • andi
  • 03-31-20

Too much forced laughfter

Which is annoying. Don't laugh at pain, it comes off as condescending. Is this an american thing?

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  • Lucy
  • 04-20-20

soooooo good!

What a great book. everything made so much sense to me. I especially found it helpful to have real people talking about their situations and being able to relate. I have learnt so much and have many take away moments. Thank you Mark.

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  • TW
  • 04-07-20

Gets better as you get into it.

I didn’t like it to start with. I went back to it and really enjoyed it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-16-20

The Best Relationship Advice Ever

Mark Manson offers a sober look at how healthy relationships really look like. Personally, it helped me navigate common relationship problems. Listeners will know where they screwed up in their relationships.
Don't miss out. It's a must-have for anybody trying to build an intimate relationship with someone else.

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  • Miss S L Brown
  • 04-02-20

Def worthy of a listen if you are nosey

Really enjoyed this book. I found all backgrounds engaging and individual. They told their own stories which I found capturing

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  • papapownall
  • 11-05-20

Upbeat American relationship podcast

Like Sarah Knight, Mark Manson is best known for his self help books with profanity spewn titles that have become best sellers in recent years. Mark specialises in relationship advice and he has an analytical but friendly approach to subjects such as boundaries, comparability and, of course, love. Trent Reznor famously sang "Love is Not Enough" on industrial rock band Nine Inch Nail's 2005 album "With Teeth" and Mark Manson takes this theme in the book. This is more of a podcast than his other works and he interviews a series of upbeat and open Americans about their relationship issues and unpicks their problems and offers his advice as to what they are doing wrong. The participants in this book all seem like real people and were selected from around 500 people who contacted the author. It all seems fairly straightforward when you break it down to constituent parts of what makes a good relationship; respect being top of the list. At the end of the day we are all looking for "All of the Love in the World", we do not want "Every Day Exactly the Same" and it ids best if we do not bite "The Hand that Feeds" or we will enter a "Downward Spiral", become a "Pretty Hate Machine" and end up "Broken".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-19-20

Great book! Wonderful stories! Mark done good job!

Great contents, learned a lot! Mark have done wonderful job! Wonderful real stories! 5 stars!

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  • Amina
  • 04-19-20

Absolutely amazing

A must listen! Really fascinating audiobook. I learnt so much from this and it was really engaging.

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  • Tamas Csala
  • 04-02-20

Funny and entertaining, but not much new content

I've genuinely enjoyed listening to this audio book, but unlike the other books of Mark, this left me feeling like I didn't learn anything new at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-19-20

five people & an author

I'd initially baulked at the length of time that this audible book is, but once I got into it, I couldn't get enough.
The individuals involved are are open and honest about their relationship challenges and Mark is very candid & considered in how he approaches each one on their own merits but manages to clarify what the fundamental issues are that link them all together - well worth a listen and investment in time, if you're in need of more than just love.

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  • Hong
  • 12-13-20

First world problems

While intention may have been educational, the result is 8 hours of white people complaining about first world white problems (except for one girl). It was hard to feel any empathy towards the people interviewed in this audiobook because they came off as petty and self obsessed. Mark does not provide any valuable insights but merely pander to each interviewee’s self inflicted dramas. I did not learn anything from this audiobook and was glad when it was over. Thank God it was free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-20

Brilliant

A simple idea, delivered brilliantly. These situations weren’t overly applicable to my own love life, yet it was still such an enjoyable listen I didn’t want to turn it off. Mark HAS to do more of these!

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  • Slywolff
  • 12-21-20

Agony Aunt story.. that is about it..

Honestly it really is not that good, it just lacks real substance, It comes across as feeling like a glorified Agony Aunt, having read a book by an American Psychotherapist this is tame stuff it lacks depth and I mean genuine real depth of life experience. His put down of John Lennon is I suspect for shock value and that's tacky. This book smacks of something ill but I just can't put my finger on it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-20

MARK MANSON IS A WIZARD

I am Vanessa.. can relate so hard... have set me on the path to develop self respect and standards

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-27-20

Engaging & relevant but not too heavy.

The topics covered in these sessions were really great. Personally I would have liked a more in-depth look into the some of the root causes for the unhealthy behaviors and coping mechanisms.. but I realise that was not really the purpose of this. Overall it was a great listen, packed with wisdom, insight and humor.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-29-20

Yuck

Wow dude. What a dude book you have here. I’ve never wanted to drop kick my phone into a deep pond more than when I was listening to your bro talk.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-25-20

So funny, and well put together

The guests and their stories were diverse and relatable and there were many moments that I was laughing at loud, but it was an altogether insightful and heartfelt approach on relationship advice. Very well put together!

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  • Michael Wai Ming Shiu
  • 04-02-20

Best successful relationship stories 2020

I am a fan of The Subtle Art .. and Everything is.. and now this is my favourite my all time favourite book about healthy strong relationships. Enjoy!😂

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  • AJ
  • 04-13-20

In-depth analysis and insight into relationships

It was very interesting. I loved seeing how Mark approaches 1-on-1 'coaching' after reading his books and articles for the masses. He has a great knack for really understanding what someone's problem is on a deep level and what the cause may be. I did want to keep listening to see how the individuals would get on and what advice Mark would offer. That said, I wasn't in love with the audiobook. Although this may be unfair, I can't quite put my finger on what I didn't like. Overall I thought it was great and the audiobook played out exactly as I expected it to. I wasn't misled or disappointed. I thought the project was great and I'm really happy that this could help a lot of people. I think personally, in terms of how I individually react to audiobooks of this nature and about this topic, I would give this a 4 but in terms of execution of the project as a whole, it would be a 5. Thank you Mark and everyone involved!

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