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"
Iceland
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.

Overall…
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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