Editor’s Comment: As you may guess, the book is profane and Manson seems to be the classic millennial male. But not even that could distract me from gaining momentum as I went from chapter to chapter through his entire book. I’ve long despised the positivity bend of most self-help advice. By the mid-90s I had given up such trash in favor of insight meditation to learn “seeing things as they are”. Manson takes it another step by saying such things as “embrace death” and that everything worthwhile in life comes from surmounting negative experience. He’s a good story teller and uproariously funny at times.
Favorite Excerpts: “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience”. And “We suffer for the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change.”