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

The bestselling book everyone is talking about

By Sarah Knight

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The word-of-mouth international bestseller about giving less f**ks and living your best life in the process


The bestselling book everyone is talking about, revealing the surprising art of caring less and getting more.

Are you stressed out, overbooked and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? Then it's time to stop giving a f**k.

This irreverent and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt - and give your f**ks instead to people and things that make you happy. From family dramas to having a bikini body, the simple 'NotSorry Method' for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f**k and will free you to spend your time, energy and money on the things that really matter.

'The anti-guru' Observer

'Absolutely blinding. Read it. Do it.' Mail on Sunday

'Genius' Cosmopolitan

'I love Knight's book even before I start reading . . . Works a charm' Sunday Times Magazine

'Life-affirming . . . The key practice she advocates is devising for yourself a "fuck budget" . . . It's a beautiful way of streamlining your psyche' Lucy Mangan, Guardian



ALSO AVAILABLE FROM SARAH KNIGHT:

YOU DO YOU: how to be who you are and use what you've got to get what you want

AND

Get Your Sh*t Together - the New York Times bestseller helping you organise the f**ks you want and need to give

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  • Publication date: 31 Dec 2015
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This book will help you redefine what really matters — Stylist
The best book I have read recently . . . Absolutely blinding. Read it. Do it — Liz Jones, Mail on Sunday
Every woman's handbook — Evening Standard
Life-affirming . . . The key practice she advocates is devising for yourself a "f**k budget" . . . It's a beautiful way of streamlining your psyche — Lucy Mangan, Guardian

I love Knight's book before I even start reading . . . the book works a charm

— Sunday Times Magazine
Genius — Cosmopolitan
Her book wooed me with this line: "Hot yoga? Don't give a downard f***!" She has some frank advice . . . Bite me off a piece of that, I think — Style, Sunday Times
Yes, it's a parody of a cult book . . . but it's something more, too. Knight acknowledges the overwhelmingness of the modern world in a different way to many before her — Guardian
Changed my life. To this day, I think about how it schooled me in the fine art of giving less f*cks about people (and party invites) who don't really matter to me, and saving my precious time and energy for those who do. I wasn't alone - the book became an international bestseller — Vogue
My new saviour . . . hilarious — Psychologies
This kind-of-genius parody of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up might actually change your life — Women's Health
Light relief . . . thoroughly modern self-help book — Independent on Sunday
After reading this book cover-to-cover and compiling a list of ten things I don't give a f*** about (Kanye West and exfoliation figured pretty highly), I realise how wonderfully liberating it is to stop apologising for things I'm not sorry about — Red
Unashamedly funny, honest and practical book . . . sounds pretty darn tempting to us . . . And it makes you laugh. Bring it on! — Heat
[A] mix of Oprah Winfrey-style mantras and Amy Schumer-esque obscenities — Elle
Self-help with an edge — Vogue
A funny take on that very popular cleaning up book, but so much more. It's about taking care of yourself and not giving a f*ck what people think of your choices (but without being an a**hole). This book is kicking ass all over bestseller lists. Buy it. You won't be disappointed — Jen Kirkman
This year's must-read [self-help] title — Katie Glass, The Sun
The self-help equivalent of a Weird Al parody song. (That's a compliment.) — Molly Young, The New York Times Book Review
Hilarious and liberating — Fashion Me Now
There are some really genius life lessons to be learnt, such as ditching "bikini body" guilt and embracing the NotSorry Method. — Elle Australia
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F--k stands out from the self-help pack not only for its frank language and sense of humour, but also because it is about less in a culture of more. — Nicole Elphick, Daily Life
Perfect for any woman who's finding the festive season a bit too much — The Sun
Highly amusing — Mslexia
The missing life manual that everyone should get at birth. It should be required reading in school . . . Sarah Knight is like a modern-day Mary Poppins for mental clutter . . . And her spoonful of sugar is her wicked sense of humour. Every household needs her . . . or at least a copy of her book . . . Outstanding — How to GYST
For practical and sweary self-help advice with no bloody lectures, Sarah Knight is the bollocks — Brigid Moss, The Pool
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