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How To Not Give A F-ck In Ten Easy Steps: The Modern Lay Person's Guide To Enlightenment - Swami Pranayomama

I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.

Overall, I liked the book. It had some useful advice.

The writing was pretty simplistic and easy to follow. There were a decent amount of typos in the text, but it is easy to know what the author meant and the book is still readable. I'll give Freed credit, he did have one of the most creative approaches to typos I have ever encountered. At the start of the book he presents them as a sort of exercise for the reader to practice how to "Not Give A F-ck", which was pretty clever.

In a nutshell, this book is Buddhism with a humorous twist. Freed's presentation is manageable and he gives good advice throughout the text. He is pretty persuasive in his arguments that most things are not worth "Giving A F-ck" about and is a big promoter of meditation.

Freed himself admits that the book is the length it is so that he could print the title on the spine. I like his honesty. After reading the book, it is clear that he stretched a lot of the information to add pages to the book. By the end, it gets very repetitive. Appendix E pretty much sums up the entire book. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, since there is still a good about of information in the book, but it does get a little tedious to read.

A good text to help you sort through what to "Give a F-ck" about and what "Not to Give a F-ck" about that is humorous as well as enlightening.