The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is getting a TV adaptation

Daniella Scott
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From Cosmopolitan

The international bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is being adapted into a feature documentary to air in 2021.

The book, which has sold 11 million copies since release in 2016, was a huge international hit for its frank and direct approach to happiness, essentially saying that we all work too hard trying to be happy. It gained a reputation as a self-help book for people who hate self-help books. The dream? I think so.

Now the book is being adapted into a feature documentary, presented by author Mark Manson, alongside The Disappointment Panda - a fictional character in the book who's job is to reveal harsh truths to the reader. The documentary is going to explore our obsession with the pursuit of happiness, and is due to air in 2021.

If you've not read the book, the author's website condenses it into three sentences:

"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a book that challenges the conventions of self-help by inviting the reader to NOT try, say 'no' often and embrace negative thinking."

"Not giving a f*ck is about being comfortable with being different and caring about something more important than adversity."

And finally, "You must give a f*ck about something."

Self-help, swearing and TV? I'm in.

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