tsc him & her podcast episode 48 mark manson | by the skinny confidential

TSC Him & Her Podcast Episode 48: Mark Manson

Updated: February 1, 2017

tsc him & her podcast episode 48 mark manson | by the skinny confidential


( 1:40 ): Today we are joined by best-selling author, blogger & entrepreneur Mark Manson. He recently launched his first book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, & we are SO excited to have him on the podcast. Let’s get right into it!


( 4:30 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell us some background on yourself.”

( 5:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Where do you give your fucks?”

( 6:30 ): Michael asks: “You were traveling all around South America, partying, being a wild man. Where were you at that point in your life & how did you get to this point?”

( 8:20 ): Michael asks: “What made you make the switch & how did you figure out you could make a living blogging?”

( 9:30 ): Lauryn asks: “How did you go from blog to book?”

( 10:20 ): Michael asks: “Can you briefly explain why the first chapter of the book is Don’t Try & what were you trying to convey to the readers?

( 12:50 ): Lauryn asks: “You’re clearly into psychology. Did you study that in school?”

( 13:35 ): Michael asks: “Can you elaborate on what you mean that happiness comes from solving problems?

( 18:15 ): Michael asks: “How long did it take for your blog to start performing & how long did it take to write the book?”

( 19:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Did you keep social media in mind when you designed the cover?”

( 21:20 ): Lauryn asks: “I wrote about your article on struggle on TSC. Can you tell us about the struggles you endured when writing this book?”

( 25:35 ): Lauryn asks: “Writing a book is a crazy feeling isn’t it?”

( 26:20 ): Michael asks: “You read a lot & have many stoic philosophies. Is that an inspiration in your life?”

( 27:20 ): Michael asks: “You talk about how the media plays both sides of the fence right now. Can you give an example of how that’s happening & why you brought that up?

( 30:25 ): Michael asks: “A lot of people make excuses, get mad & don’t take ownership of their problems. Can you speak on that?”

( 36:00 ): Lauryn asks: “You have a chapter called Failure is the Way Forward. Can you tell us about a time in your life when failure propelled you forward?”

( 38:50 ): Lauryn asks: “Where do you see our generation giving their fucks?”

We had so much fun this episode & hope you enjoyed the show. We will be podcasting our talk at The Collective tonight if you can’t be there in person!  Thank you for listening & all of the support.

Remember to send in your questions to podcast@theskinnyconfidential.com, tweet us ( @laurynevarts & @michaelbosstick ) with #askhimandher or leave your questions in the comments below.

lauryn, x

+ Find more Mark: his blog, Facebook, Twitter, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

+ Mark mentioned: Deep Work by Cal Newport