Mark Manson is Wrong. Sometimes.
An interview with the self-help writer for people who hate self-help.
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Mark Manson is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. He writes personal development advice that doesn’t suck. His new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, was released last week. He’s written essays about self improvement, life choices, dating and relationships, and culture. He sat down to speak with us about his work and how he got there, what happens when he gives advice he no longer stands by, how he writes self-help for people who don’t read self-help, and how he dealt with a fan who liked him a little too much.
Mark’s claim to fame is that he writes self-help for people who don’t read self-help. It seems counter-intuitive for anyone to want to write this kind of writing, but as a convert myself I can tell you that it’s the real deal. The only time I’ve considered his writing to be of the self-improvement ilk was when I was forced to define it for this show. Truly, this is a site to subscribe to for a no-bullshit approach to looking back at yourself and seeing what’s really there.
And why is he qualified to write this stuff? Really the only thing is that people are reading his words. There’s a demand, so he fills it.
And the best part? As opposed to so many advice writers these days, Mark isn’t afraid to admit when he’s incorrect. As we discuss in this episode, he’s constantly trying to do better, even if it means disassociating himself from advice he’s already given. Let us know how you feel about that in the tweets.
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