A f*cking disclaimer:This is a book about not giving a f*ck. In order to practically quantify my methods, I've confessed to banishing many objects, concepts, events, activities, and people from my life. You may not agree with all of my choices. Fair. You may even think you recognize yourself in these pages - particularly if you're a parent of small children, a karaoke enthusiast, a friend, family member, or former colleague of mine. If so, you're either correct, or delusional. In any case, if you're offended by anything I've written, then you really need this book. Proceed immediately to page 25: "You Need to Stop Giving a F*ck About What Other People Think."
I knew I was gonna really enjoy reading this book when I laughed out loud at the first 3 words. I'm reading it on my Kindle app, because Amazon India (fulfilled) doesn't sell the print version. But I will surely get the paperback, because I want it on my bookshelf!
So in the introduction, the author talks about the art of mental decluttering by not spending time, energy, and/or money on things that neither make you happy nor improve your life using one method....
The NotSorry Method:
Step 1: Deciding what you don't give a f*ck about
Step 2: Not giving a f*ck about those things.
Reasons why I needed this book, according to the author:
- I'm a born f*ck-giver (In other words, I care too much. Too much!)
- I need to make a F*ck Budget and stick to it.
- I gave way too many f*cks for far, far too long.
- I wish to free myself from the shackles of f*ck-giving in pursuit of a healthier, happier life.
It's thought to be a Parody of another best-selling book - The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, which will be my next read, because I do give a f*ck about tidying my home, especially my makeup vanity & drawers...and closet ;p
One of the top reviews about The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F*ck on Amazon is by a woman who called it "cringe-worthy" and that "The author used the F-word too liberally."
Usually, I'd ignore something I don't agree with, especially reviews, and I myself don't like everything said in the book. But I was thinking:
(1) Uhm, that's the f*cking theme of the book! So the word looked nice on the cover,
but not on the pages? Unlike you, the author is not edgy (and brave) only on the surface.
(2) I'm almost sure your review would've had a different tone if the book was written by a man.
As someone who's almost banished the F-word from my vocabulary, because I have a 2-year-old son who repeats everything I say, I think this book is hilarious, blunt, honest, entertaining & empowering - kinda how I like my people too.
So if you're overburdened & overwhelmed by obligations, or you just generally have a hard time sorting out your feelings, this book will help you Tidy Up Your F*ck Drawer, like an immaculately organized sock drawer.
Me, I'm still working on it.
I hope that in a month or two, I'll have no f*cks left to give... haha!
I'm less stressed out.
I feel excited every morning (hence, more productive)
My skin has never been better (touch wood!)
My hair is growing again (it'd stopped growing for a while!)
I'm cooking more.
I'm booking plane tickets.
I'm trying new/unusual things.
I've blocked certain phone numbers.
I'm drinking milk, you guys! I never drink milk on its own.
(It's Quaker Oats & Milk btw)
Okies, speak again soon! =)