When I first started drafting this post, I was going to discuss a list of memorable books, but then I read one of the most memorable of my year so far. I bet the title will be memorable to you even if you never read it.
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck by Sarah Knight comes out at the end of December, but the title, and the play on Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up had me jumping for this one. Knight is quick-witted, funny, and basically delightful, as she's explaining to the reader how to create a fuck budget and clear mental clutter to make room for joy. It really is the KonMari version for the inside of your head with the added bonus of saying "fuck" a lot. It's my favorite curse word, after all.
What do I spend my fucks on?
- My family, specifically my husband, son, and mother
- This blog and all that comes with it: planning, social media
- Writing outside of this blog (Book Riot, Panels)
- A specific level of home cleanliness
- Speaking up about things I'm really passionate about
- Social justice issues, especially feminist issues and body positivity
- Making extra money to get out of student debt and buy real estate
I worked through Knight's suggestions for ways to streamline the fucks you give, and found that I was doing pretty well on the fucksIgive-o-meter, but there were some additional things I learned about myself, and I realized I give no fucks about these things:
- Every Tweet in my feed. This led to some list making so I can zero in on specific topics
- Posts from Facebook groups (with the exception of two)
- 98% of viral videos
- Cleaning my master closet
- Network TV
So with this little introduction in mind, what do you currently give too many fucks about? Where should you invest them instead?
Little, Brown and Company
December 29, 2015
Source: Received from the publisher for review consideration.