Mark Manson

Mark Manson (born March 9, 1984) is an American self-help author and blogger. As of 2019 he had authored three books, two of which, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, and Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, were The New York Times bestsellers.

Mark Manson
Manson in 2018
Born (1984-03-09) March 9, 1984 (age 36)
Alma materBoston University
  • Writer
  • blogger
Notable work
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (2016)
Fernanda Neute
m. 2016) Edit this at Wikidata

Personal lifeEdit

Mark Manson was raised in Austin, Texas, in the United States.[1] He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to study and graduated from Boston University with a degree in international business in 2007.[citation needed] In 2016 he married Fernanda Neute.[2]


Manson started his first blog about dating advice in 2008.[3]

In 2010, he started a new blog called Post Masculine (now defunct) which provided general life advice for men.[4] Manson moved his blog to in 2013.[4]

In 2015, Manson published a blog article "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck", which would form the basis of his second book by the same name.[5]

Publication historyEdit

Manson signing his book Everything Is Fucked at BookCon 2019

Manson's first book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty, was self-published in 2011.[6] It was reissued by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2017.[7]

His second book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, was published in 2016.[8] It appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List at number six in the category of How-to and Miscellaneous in the week of October 2, 2016.[9] and rose to number one on the list the week of July 16, 2017.[10]. As of May 2020, the book has spent 179 weeks in the top 10 [11].

Manson's third book, Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope, was published by HarperCollins in 2019.[12] It debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller List for Advice, How-to, and Miscellaneous.[13]

In October, 2018, Penguin Random House announced that Manson would work with Will Smith to write the actor's autobiography.[14]

Critical responseEdit

Erica Rivera, writing for, describes Manson's style in the book as being "as blunt as a man-to-man chat",[15] and Katharine Pushkar describes it as "foul-mouthed, funny-as-hell, [and] dead-on", and his philosophy thus: "that life is hard, you're not special, happiness is a hollow goal and therefore you should make sure you're focused on the truly worthwhile", in her review in the New York Daily News.[16]


  1. ^ Vongkiatkajorn, Kanyakrit. "Stop Trying to Feel Awesome All the Time, Says Millennial Whisperer". Mother Jones. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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  3. ^ "The Subtle art of Successful Blogging – an interview with NYT Bestseller Mark Manson". Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Mark Manson: We do awful things in relationships because we're scared or hurt". The Guardian. March 26, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ ""The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck" Author Actually Gives A Few". July 23, 2019. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ Manson, Mark (July 22, 2011). "Models: Attract Women Through Honesty". Createspace Independent Pub – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Manson, Mark (September 11, 2017). "Models: Attract Women Through Honesty". Pan Macmillan Australia – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "MIT Library Catalog". MIT Library Catalog. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  9. ^ "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous—October 1, 2016". The New York Times. October 2, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous—July 16, 2017". The New York Times. July 16, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  11. ^ "New York Times Best-Sellers: Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous". New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  12. ^ "Everything Is F*cked". HarperCollins Publishers. May 14, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "New York Times Bestsellers: Advice, How-to, Miscellaneous—Week of May 26, 2019". New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  14. ^ "Penguin Random House Acquires Will Smith's Autobiography". Penguin Random House. October 19, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  15. ^ Rivera, Erica. "Interview: Mark Manson on "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck"". Mandatory. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  16. ^ Pushkar, Katherine. "The last f—king self-help book you'll ever buy". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 6, 2016.

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