The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Updated: Aug 17, 2018



Mark Manson is the author of the NY Times bestselling book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty, and his very popular blog Markmanson.net. He graduated with a degree in finance from Boston University just as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression was beginning so he didn’t have any bright prospects for any good jobs at the time. Jobs were being destroyed, not created. So he made some contrary decisions on what to do with his life post graduation compared to what so many other graduates do once they graduate from college. He decided to travel the world and then start a blog. 


What got me interested in Mark in the first place is that he became a NY Times bestselling author without a background in writing. Yes, he had a very successful blog, but he had no prior experience in writing from school. He majored in finance, not writing. He got me thinking deeper in a new type of economy we are living through today thanks to the internet. It may seem like the same old boring economy we’ve been following from what the media has been talking about but we all have a very valuable free option embedded in it. Gary Vaynerchuck talks a lot about this economy and how the internet plays such a vital role in allowing the actor, comedian and singer who couldn’t get a gig on TV to share his or her talent on Youtube or the model who couldn’t land a job at a modeling agency to post his or her pictures on Instagr