The French Art of Not Giving A Sh*t

The French Art of Not Giving A Sh*t

Cut the Crap and Live your Life

Book - 2017
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It's time to stop giving a sh*t!

Be calm... Stop stressing... Embrace the universe... Try yoga... Be fulfilled... and that's an order! We're overwhelmed with these sorts of commands, and we often torture ourselves to "try harder," yet somehow we never feel we've done quite enough. It's about time we stop pushing ourselves to do what we think we're supposed to do, and instead simply allow ourselves to be angry, be tired, be silly, be passionate--to stop giving a shit, and just be .

An international bestseller (now in English for the first time), The French Art of Not Giving a Sh*t by Fabrice Midal explains why the key to true mindfulness is freeing ourselves from social and often self-imposed stresses--and highlights how we can embrace life more fully by giving ourselves a break. He gives readers permission to:

Stop obeying -- you are intelligent
Stop being calm -- be at peace
Stop wanting to be perfect -- accept life's storms
Stop rationalizing -- let things be
Stop comparing -- be you
Stop being ashamed -- be vulnerable
Stop tormenting yourself -- become your own best friend
Stop wanting to love -- be benevolent

One of the world's leading teachers of meditation and mindfulness, Midal offers us a new solution to the perennial problem of our too-much, too-fast modern life. It's OK, he urges us, to say no . It's fine to quit the things that don't fulfill you. It's necessary, in fact, to give ourselves a break and say, simply, c'est la vie . In The French Art of Not Giving a Sh*t , Midal gives each of us permission to stop doing the things that don't make us happy ... so we have room in our lives for the things that do.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780316478212
0316478210
Branch Call Number: 158.1 MID
Characteristics: x, 161 pages
Additional Contributors: Monk, Ian
Alternative Title: French art of not giving a shit

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Angela71
Jan 14, 2018

Like most of the reviews from Goodreads for this book, I have to agree that the title of the book and content contradicts each other. I was given the impression that this book would be about French ideals and views of life and how to live it the French way. Instead it was a water down version of most self-help books, with a brief instruction of meditation. After getting over my disappointment, the book offered chapters that talks about 'Stop' doing things, mostly relating to one's emotions, not being overwhelmed by your problems, being open to new ideas and experiences, patience, and not measuring yourself against others, to name a few. This book is a short quick read if the content of this book is what you are interested in reading

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