book: “everything is f*cked…”

Another book I finished this week is Mark Manson’s “Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope“.

This one follows his mega bestseller “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck” which I also read.

These type of books sell very well at airports. Colourful cover, right on the POS table next to the cash till. The title obviously does its thing.

This one I like.

Some of his stuff is very well researched, some not so and seems a bit oversimplified. Still I like his writing style.

Mark mixes philosophy, literature, opinion, self-help, inappropriate jokes, and thought experiments through the chapters.

He defines what he calls “The Uncomfortable Truth” and takes you through an explanation of the Thinking Brain vs. the Feeling Brain.

7/10

book: “the happiness paradox”

Just finished Richard Eyre’s “The happiness paradox”.

The book argues that the very things most of us chase — control, ownership and independence — are making us unhappy.

To be happy we need to shift to a happiness paradigm in which these three “joy thieves” are traded for three “joy rescuers.”

Good read, well written, although a bit repetitive, chewing on about same things towards the last third of the book.

Slightly confusing is the flip format, paradox and paradigm parts start on opposite site of the book (cover) and there is no indication where to start.

6/10