When Mark Manson set out to write his second book, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope (out now), he had to live up to the immense shadow cast by a first book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, a self-improvement bestseller that's sold nearly nine million copies by taking down mindless positivity and embracing life's difficulties. On this episode, he talks about the challenges of trying to recreate that success and how it parallels the idea he’s exploring in his newest book: at a time when humans are more comfortable than we’ve ever been, why is depression, anxiety, and unhappiness on the rise? Plus, he digs into why true freedom is about self-limitation and what it’s like to write a book with Will Smith.
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