Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight

Wednesday, January 4
 My rating:

3 Stars…

What I loved:
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*ck.

This brilliant, hilarious, and practical parody of Marie Kondo's bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks 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*ck about:

Family drama
Having a "bikini body"
Co-workers' opinions, pets, and children
And other bullsh*t! 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*ck and start living your best life today!


What I loved:
I actually liked the liberal use of the F bomb, and the irreverent tone of the book. I kind of figured this is actually how I want to feel so it was cool.
Quote…At the heart of the NotSorry Method is "not being an asshole."

So, that part was important to me. If I just wanted to not give a fuck, I could do that - but I didn't know how to do that without ending up alone with a house full of hoarded garbage and eventually be dead for a month with my 20 cats eating my corpse before anybody noticed.

Did I go too dark there? Well, it's the truth. Nobody likes an asshole.

And in that respect, this book was a fountain of information, solid tips, and actionable advice.

What I didn’t love:
I feel like I legitimately care too much about a lot of things, to practice most of what's in this book. Like, I like going to my high school friends' kids' birthdays. I'm happy to go watch the guy who made my grande green tea break in his new horse after he saved 6 years wages to buy it, and is about to spend the next 15 years wages caring for it. I'm fine going into work on a Saturday to make sure our whole team don't walk into a shit storm on Monday morning. To me - these things pay off.

What I'm looking for is a way to say no to stuff without lying my way out of it, or being a dick about it. Not so much downsizing my life.

So I think this book was maybe written with some other kind of person in mind. Someone who is pressured or forced into the stuff they do.

Upgraded my original rating from a 2 to a 3 star, because I did like it. And I think that if you feel like you're being drained by all the shit you do with your time, this could be a crazy helpful read for you.

Quote…Honesty and politeness: A dynamic duo.

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