Book Club: The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

While I am a big fan of minimalism (see last fall’s Living With Less series) and letting go of both physical and emotional baggage, I’ve never had much interest in the whole Marie Kondo obsession. I get that there’s magic to purging and tidying up; I even agree that it is life changing, but I’ve never felt the need to read her bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up or watch her Netflix series.

But when I heard there was a parody version of the book for those of us who struggle to say no and care too much about what other people think, I was intrigued. Sarah Knight’s New York Times Bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck promises to help you “stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing things you don’t want to do.”

Instead of the KonMari method, Knight presents the NotSorry Method in which she assists readers in figuring out what they truly “don’t give a f*ck about” -- what annoys them and sucks up all their time. Then reminds them “not to give a f*ck about those things.”


This quick read book is funny, a little crude, and the reminder we all need to prioritize joy. After all, Knight writes, “The number of f*cks you personally have to give is a finite and precious commodity. Give too many and you run out -- it’s like getting to zero in your bank account -- which results in your feeling anxious, stressed out and desperate.”

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck is the May/June Her Bags Were Packed Book Club selection. I really hope you will join me in reading it, discussing it, and implementing the strategies. It’s going to be a fun one!

If you’re interested in joining us, let me know here. Each Thursday in the Facebook group we will have a discussion thread, and once a month we’ll have a video chat.

Help support Her Bags Were Packed by purchasing your own copy of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck here.