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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt--and give your f*cks instead to people and things that make you happy.

The easy-to-use, two-step NotSorry Method for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f*ck about:

Family drama
Having a "bikini body"
Co-workers' opinions, pets,
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Voracious
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Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
I don't give a f*ck about reviewing this book! ...more
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
I took this book's advice and stopped spending time I don't have with an authorial persona I find vaguely irritating reading this parodic self-help guide that offered neither sufficient laughs nor sufficient guidance to merit completing it. All of the best parts of the book are condensed into this interview, which I suggest you read instead: http://idealog.co.nz/workplace/2016/0...

It's a great parody idea and actually the tip that you give your daily task, commitments, and worries and decide whi
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 2016-log
This book is a parody of the bestselling organization book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Instead of physical clutter, Knights's book focuses on mental clutter- letting go of too many obligations, being protective and selective with your time, money, and energy.

*Warning: Avoid this book if you are highly offended by or sensitive to the "f" word because it's used a minimum of a half a dozen times on every single page.*

In 2015 author Sarah K
Chris Roberts
Dec 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
I find Sarah Knight's work boring and contrived...

Each page is a bloodless artifice...

and she goes on about it for the sake of it...

to fill, pad, word count the pages...

It is a collection of dry musings...

I'd rather have a safe drop on my head...

Chris Roberts
I loved this book! It's hilarious and actually quite helpful! I didn't realize that I already followed a lot of the advice she gives. I really disliked The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing which this book parodies, and was so tired of reading the word "tidy" in it, but if "f*ck" bothers you, you might have trouble with this. She uses it just as much. Anyway, I appreciated the philosophy behind it and I do recommend this book. It's well written an ...more
Clumsy Storyteller
Apparently this is a parody of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“ I haven’t read the book, this was recommended to me by amazon when I was checking the subtle art of not giving a fuck by Mark Manson, I’m so glad I found this book. Although I can’t relate to some things listed here but I see her point. Sarah Knight describes her “nightmare” with giving a fuck about her wedding: the budget, the venue, the catering, the dress, the photos, the flowers, the band, the guest list, the invitations ...more
Gabi Coatsworth
Jan 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book, I really did. But I didn't give a F*&k about it. Luckily, the author won't care what I say about it since not caring about criticism is part of her credo. It could have been good, but she uses f*$%k so often (several times per page) that the novelty wears off. The usage doesn't work very well either, in my opinion. Here's just one sentence: There are a lot of f%$ks that impose on your time or energy, if not your wallet. See what I mean? ...more
Grump alert: this book hit my bitter spot in the introduction. I am so weary of narratives where the person excitedly quits their job without acknowledging the sponsorship by spouse, partner, or parents that makes this super-privileged first step possible. Creatives, please stop perpetuating the myth that any of us can make this move if we are simply "brave" or "radical" enough! It's more than a mental decision. It takes a safety net that few have. ...more
Truthfully, I really liked what Sarah Knight is saying in her self-help book: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck. It's basically stressing prioritization of emotions and commitments but in a modern, casual way. She makes some good points and gives great examples for how not giving a f*ck can totally change your life. She discusses the difference between being honest and being an outright @sshole, and she gives readers much needed permission to say “no” and to stop saying “sorry” all th ...more
Diane Barnes
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Only 3 stars for writing and overuse of the F word. I have no objection to the word, but 20 or 30 times per page is a little repetitive. However, the content was excellent. Written as a parody of Marie Kondo 's book about tidying up your home, Knight advises us to tidy up our mental space and stop caring what other people think. There are exceptions, (family, boss, close friends), and she's pretty strict about not being an asshole while you're saying No. But she's funny, and the advice is perfec ...more
Heidi The Reader
F-bombs aplenty in this parody of Marie Kondo's international best seller about tidying. If you can look past the obvious language thing, Knight gives some fairly solid advice. She counsels readers to not care so much about what others think and give that mental energy to yourself. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish.

"Please listen when I say that the shame and guilt you feel when you're trying so hard to not give a f***? It's usually not because you are wrong to not give that f***. It's
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Utterly loved this book. Laugh-out-loud funny and, yes, inspiring. Life-changing indeed!
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the most enjoyable and funny self-help books I've read to date. Sarah Knight, inspired after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, decided to write a book to help you get rid of the mental clutter in your life - essentially, giving a fuck about things you shouldn't.

Although I did think at times that her use of the word fuck itself was a little bit overboard (okay, I get the point), the humour in this book was brilliant and something I could completely rel
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amusing, woman-author
I loved Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, so I'm quite drawn to the idea of using her essential question, "does this spark joy?," to evaluate more things. In this book, Sarah Knight leads readers to ask this for everything that ever occupies our thoughts. You start with an inventory of all the Things, Work, Friends, Acquaintances, Strangers, and even Family that you feel pressured to care about or give your time/energy/money toward. Next, you evaluate one-by-one: does th ...more
Rachel Bridgeman
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes in life you need the obvious pointed out to you in a simple, well laid out and humourous way. I ahve read many self help books in my quest to be less of a doormat, say 'No' with good grace ,conviction and no exposition and at the age of 40 was no closer to finding the solution. Until I read an extract of this book. I searched it out half heartedly at my small,local Smiths, remembering only that it had a swear word in the title and mostly expecting it not to be there. It was wedged betw ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Got some helpful tips out of this, but I feel like there was so much 'this book is going to change your life - just you wait' and very little of HOW to actually give less fucks, ya know? But when she finally did get to the good stuff, it was pretty good! ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I already give fewer fucks.

EVEN MORE THOUGHTS: http://ladybusiness.dreamwidth.org/20...
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I need to start not giving a F*ck basically. This book is telling you to not care about anything and anyone that have no interest to you. *shrugs*
Dec 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned, gave-up
The author deserves a marketing award for the title of this book which prompted my
purchase of this crock of s***. I got half way through before taking the author's advice not to "waste my f**k budget on activities I couldn't give a f**k about". It it predictable and depressing that this book is squarely aimed at women (it seems men generally don't have a compulsive need to court approval and have no problem saying no, who knew?). It is also squarely aimed a particular sub set of middle class Ame
Dave Schaafsma
Oct 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
“I call it the Not Sorry Method. It has two steps: 1. Deciding what you don’t give a fuck about 2. Not giving a fuck about those things.” –-Sarah Knight

Sarah Knight lives in Brooklyn. She writes “fuck” a lot, maybe 6-7 times per page, sometimes more. For laughs. And maybe because she is New Yorker? Like, it’s just part of the local patois? I lived there for five years and it sure seemed so! ☺ Now, if you are more offended by that word than she is by a word such as, say, “tidy” or “neat,” then yo
Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
3.5 Stars
I absolutely loved the concept behind this book. I often feel overwhelmed by obligations, filling my free time with activities I feel like I'm "suppose to" attend. Then when I turn down invitations, I ultimately feel guilty.

Coming in under 300 pages, I breezed through this book in a few hours, but it didn't provide me with much insight. As a satire, the advice is given tongue-and-cheek. Personally, I would have preferred a more serious tone, but I realize this is intended to be a parod
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So many fucks I've given that I can't get back. This book really opened my eyes to the kind of shit I put myself through by feeling obligation to people who don't feel it to me, and similar situations with worrying and spending time, energy, and funds towards stuff I don't want to do.

So I'm going to be better. The magic really is life-changing.
Jessica J.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: social-science
I don't know how I feel about this. I can't really tell you how successful it is as a parody because I didn't read the original. To borrow a phrase - I don't give a fuck about Marie Kondo. My life is as tidy as I need it to be and I don't want to waste my time on something just because it's a trend.

I'm not sure how much Sarah Knight intended her parody to serve as an actual self-help book, but it was a middle-of-the road self-help book. It's one of those things that make sense in theory--essenti
Erika W. Smith
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2016
The title pretty much gives it all away: it's a parody of the KonMari method (now "The NotSorry method"), encouraging you to stop giving a fuck about things you don't really care about (weddings, work drama, going to the gym regularly, etc.) It would be cute and clever as an essay but the concept isn't strong enough to carry a 200-page book. ...more
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
A great book. Fucking awesome piece of literature on a fucking important matter.
It is not as practical as "The life-changing magic of tidying up) But it lives up to the expectation and a lot more!
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
★ 2016 AtY Reading Challenge ★: A book with a beautiful title.
✰ Liz ✰
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Wow!!! I feel like this book should be required reading for everyone! I am so glad that I took the time to listen to this book. I found the advice given to be truly life changing! I look forward to applying the advice given in this book!

*I listened to this book on AUDIBLE!

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Susan Arden
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The magic of not giving a...

A way to disengage from the people who we attach ourselves to out of guilt or our inability to stand our ground.

Funny and engaging. Knight has a way with words and why not. She's the editor (or was) of Gone Girl, etc.
Any who, if you found the 'joy' of M. Kondo a way to keep your house in order, this deals more with your head.

This sooo would have been a dnf if I'd had access to another book. Any other book...
The over-use of the f* word was quite off-putting, the droning on about the same thing over and over and over and the so outdated and irrelevant refferences (I actually checked when this was published, because the refferences seemed so....old).
It was a drag to read.
And maybe, just maybe, the author is actually some kind of genius. Her forced style, her trying-so-hard-to-shock-so-I'll-try-to-use-f***-as-often-as-
Hilarious and thought-provoking but will have to take small steps towards since not sure all of her advice will work without dire consequences especially on work issues. Wearing glittery heels to your work performance review to show you give zero f*cks? I think most of it was meant sarcastically and to be funny, which it was. Figuring out how to give less f*cks without hurting people’s feelings or just pissing people off will take a lot of thought and planning. Overall made me feel better.
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