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

Author Sarah Knight is clearly not a fan of Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. 1*c4TLMmd4RgRNVmXQRWB4mQMarie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. After all, she plagiarized much of her title. (Yes, yes, I realize she jumped through the necessary hoops to secure legal rights to her own uncreative title.) She mentions the tidying book throughout her own, but mostly just uses is as a launchpad to discuss getting out of doing things you don’t want to do. An instructional book on this topic should be unnecessary, but clearly it’s needed because so many people walk through their own life not saying ‘no’ as much as they should.

Things I Like About This Book:

  • The author’s own story about recreating her own life by picking up and moving to paradise and becoming an author
  • Authenticity
  • The encouragement to choose the kind of life you wanna live
  • Permission to do and not do things you enjoy or don’t
  • Empowerment to expel time and energy in the ways that would bring you the most joy
  • Examples of finding solutions to life’s challenges

Things I Didn’t Like:

  • The author’s “not giving a f*ck” attitude comes across as rather negative and rude as opposed to empowering. Knight recognizes that this would be an issue with some of her audience and I’m one of ’em. I simply don’t understand why you can’t unapologetically make your own choices for your life while still communicating respect and love toward others.
  • The overuse of the word f*ck. Yes, I realize it’s in the title. No, I’m not offended by it. In fact, I rather like the word. However, it was uttered oh so very many times throughout this book. She could’ve said the word “love” 500 million times and I would’ve hated that word by the end as well. Now that I think of it, Maria Kondo said “tidy” one (bazillion) too many times in her book as well. F*ck.

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