The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson (This post contains profanity)

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I was laying in bed one day, and a tweet from one of my favorite performers Aurelio Voltaire posted a picture of himself reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. As dealing with the same issues as him, I bought the book with no hesitation. And I don’t regret it.

Synopsis

For decades we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. But those days are over. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest; sometimes things are f**cked up and we have to live with it.” For the past few years, Manson – is his wildly popular blog – has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.

Manson makes the argument – backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes – that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited – as he writes, “Not everybody can be extraordinary – there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, ad uncertainties – once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths – we begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.

“In life, we have a limited amount of f**ks to give. So you must choose your f**ks wisely.” Manson brings a much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor. This manifesto is a refreshing slap in the face for all of us so that we can start to lead more contented, grounded lives.

As a part of the millions of people who suffer from anxiety and depression, I recommend this book. I must warn you, the title of the book is definitely a sample of what is in the book. The synopsis did not lie lol. Throughout the book, I kept questioning why. Why would you do this? Why would you do that? Why would you say this or that? Until I read the last chapter, then it tied it all in.

Life is too short. Be honest with yourself and others. Take responsibility of your actions, do not blame them on others. The way you view the world is the way you view yourself. If you deny yourself the truth of what is outside, you are depriving yourself of what is inside.

I give the book 5 stars for how honest the author was, and how it taught me to open my eyes to not only the world, but to myself.

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Book Review – Blackout: The Leather and Lace Duet by Janine Infante Bosco

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Publication Date: April 1, 2019

I always love MC’s, they are a whole different world of romance/erotica and drama.

Synopsis

After years of struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse, I got clean and put my best foot forward. I became the man worthy of Lacey Parrish’s love and made the girl with the sad brown eyes my wife. But I’m not the only one in our marriage with demons. Diagnosed a manic depressive, Lacey struggles daily with her mind, never willing to succumb to the stigma of mental illness.

The odds have always been stacked against us, but the stakes have never been this high. Pregnant with our child, Lacey is forced to choose between her mind and the baby we wished for.

I can take pain, but I can’t take hers.

Helpless and at the mercy of all the things that plague us, I turn to my past.

It’s always our favorite sins that do us in.

Leather.

Lace.

Me.

Her.

Suffering through hell, hoping love is enough for us to survive one more blackout.

*This is part one of the Leather & Lacey duet and will conclude in Book Two.*

In Blackout: The Leather and Lace Duet Book One, Blackie and Lacey have the love that is so strong, that it feels that every couple should have. Unconditional love that two people have for each other is the ultimate love connection.

When there are two different struggles, it can make for a whirlwind of problems. Let alone, worry about the future of the next generation.

The setting of the book felt dark, yet, comforting because of the brotherhood. When you have others that have your back, it makes the evil less severe. No one is alone.

Janine did not disappoint with Blackout, I thoroughly enjoyed every page, and every word. I give Leather and lace 5 stars for the story, the way it was written, the characters, and the setting.

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