• 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
  • Release date: 12-29-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.1 (915 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Family drama
  • Having a "bikini body"
  • Iceland
  • Coworkers' opinions, pets, and children
  • And other bullshit!

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

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What this world needs!

Incredible. Give her every award ever! Recommend for any that breathes! Must read for anyone who experiences stress and or anxiety.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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I wanted to like it

What could Sarah Knight have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get someone else to narrate it

Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Knight’s performances?

No

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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:<br/><br/>1 - Don't give a **** - A nuclear Iran. Give a **** - Climate Change<br/>2 - Don't give a **** - College Football. Give a **** - Campus Rape<br/>3 - Don't give a **** - The Pope. Give a **** - Reese Witherspoon's latest Instagram<br/><br/>It was at this point I decided I didn't give a **** and gave up.

89 of 102 people found this review helpful

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Bold and somewhat useful but expected a lil more

I think the narrator was very fun and she sounds like somebody I would enioy to hang out with, but I don't think she would give a fuck! haha
I honestly think this book is useful for people with childless lives and who do not care or do not want to care about kids without feeling guilty about it. I guess everybody has their own opinion which is fine, but this is mine and idgaf if you disagree.
I have 1 daughter and one of the biggest struggles is getting some time alone with my husband. If everyone adhered to the suggestions given in this book, I would not have a break of having a friend of mine watching her for an hour because they do not "give a f ck" about taking care of other people's kids. I think it falls a little on the egotistic side of the argument, and honestly... if she had any kids, she would understand the struggle and how helpful it is to live with friends that can just watch her for the time of a disney movie, so mom and dad can reconnect without hurting their budgets and savings account as much.
Honestly she sounds like a person who has the comfort of having lots of money, which is a big limitation for most people I know, which can influence decision making most of the time.
But hey, if you have all the money to be comfortable, send nice gifts to people and not give a fuck about other people's lives then by all means, you do you.

But I guess I expected a little more from this one...

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Got the gist in 30 mins

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.

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

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I don't get the hype

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.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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F*cking life changing, just as she stated!!

I was a workaholic, overspending my time, effort, and my budget on things that annoyed me!! Nothing I did brought me joy, and I had no time to even realize it. I found Sarah's TED talk, which led to the book, 2 weeks later, I'm well on the way to a much happier life!!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Better than others that are similar

There's "The Subtle art of not giving a ...." that everyone has been gaga over and it wasn't nearly as good as this one. Also rec "Loving What Is" for more on this topic

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic book!

Loved the practical and amusing advice. So many could benefit from this book, so long as they aren't bothered by language. And if they are, well, I'm sure the author doesn't give a... ;)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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comical yet life changing

loved it. will listen to it again.
humor laden yet applicable to real life. listen to it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book!!

I absolutely loved this book! It was a very educational and helpful book! I highly recommend listening to it!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful