Everything is fucked

We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best
it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in
human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and
horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, governments are failing,
economies are collapsing, and everyone is perpetually offended on
Twitter. At this moment in history, when we have access to technology,
education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, so
many of us come back to an overriding feeling of hopelessness.

What’s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it’s Mark Manson. In 2016, Manson published The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck,
a book that brilliantly gave shape to the ever-present, low-level hum
of anxiety that permeates modern living. He showed us that technology
had made it too easy to care about the wrong things, that our culture
had convinced us that the world owed us something when it didn’t—and
worst of all, that our modern and maddening urge to always find
happiness only served to make us unhappier. Instead, the “subtle art” of
that title turned out to be a bold challenge: to choose your struggle;
to narrow and focus and find the pain you want to sustain. The result
was a book that became an international phenomenon, selling millions of
copies worldwide while becoming the #1 bestseller in 13 different
countries.

Now, in Everthing Is F*cked, Manson turns his
gaze from the inevitable flaws within each individual self to the
endless calamities taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the
pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as the timeless
wisdom of philosophers such as Plato, Nietzsche, and Tom Waits, he
dissects religion and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come
to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships with money,
entertainment and the internet, and how too much of a good thing can
psychologically eat us alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith,
happiness, freedom—and even of hope itself.

With his usual mix
of erudition and where-the-f*ck-did-that-come-from humor, Manson takes
us by the collar and challenges us to be more honest with ourselves and
connected with the world in ways we probably haven’t considered before.
It’s another counterintuitive romp through the pain in our hearts and
the stress of our soul. One of the great modern writers has produced
another book that will set the agenda for years to come.

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