The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy From the author of the international megabestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it& #8217 s ever been, yet somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly fucked. What& #8217 s going on? If anyone can put a name to our current malaise and help fix it, it& #8217 s Mark Manson. In Everything Is Fucked, Manson draws on mountains of psychological research, as well as on the timeless wisdom of philosophers from Plato to Tom Waits, to dissect religion, politics, money, entertainment, and the internet. With his usual mix of erudition and humor, Manson challenges us to be more honest with ourselves, openly defying our definitions of faith, happiness, freedom& #8212 and even of hope itself. One of the great modern writers has produced another book that will set the agenda for years to come.