The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight 

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight is a (very) practical parody of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Literally subtitled “how to stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing want to do,” Sarah Knight’s book is all about how to stop giving a f*ck about think you don’t want to waste time, money or energy on. Using her NotSorry method, she goes through her process about how to do more things you enjoy and less that annoy you without insulting the people around you or becoming an asshole – you can do it by being honest, polite and a liked person. It includes a breakdown between acquaintances, friends, coworkers and family.

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck is a pretty quick read at 224 pages and a nice light read. There are a few activities that could extend reading time but are by no means mandatory (after all, if you don’t give a f*ck, then might as well follow the message of the book and skip the 1 or 2 activities).

If you aren’t offended by the F-word coming up (somewhat) frequently, then I would strongly suggest this book. I’m surely not the only one who spends time trying giving a f*ck about things that I don’t really need to be doing or worrying about (I know I’m not!). And actually, I thought the advice on how to decline invitations on things you don’t really want to do, how to end conversations on touchy topics, and how to even just not do things where no one else is involved to be very helpful. It’s pretty straightforward and in terms I hadn’t necessarily thought of before.

Even though it’s a parody, it is definitely a really practical parody and definitely worth a read if you would like to stop giving a f*ck about unnecessary things too.


Title: The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

Author: Sarah Knight

Publication date: December 29, 2015

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Page Count: 224

Genre: Self help ??? Humour ???

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