Larry McKinley born in Bridgewater ma. March 1942 Graduated Bridgewater High,1960 Spent 2 years in US Army 1962-1964 Worked for FW Woolworth as manager trainee and managed store in Pawtucket R.I. Joined Kings Dept stores in 1972 as assistant manager. Promoted to store manager in Lenox Ma. 1979, Moved to Lee ma. until he moved to Pittsfield Ma. in 1993 Where he presently resides. Joined Ames Dept stores in 1982. Managed stores in Winsted Connecticut, Westfield Ma. and Great Barrington Ma. Worked in management in Ames and Hills department stores in Lenox and Lanesboro, Ma. Managed Goodwill store in Pittsfield ma for a short time. Presently resides in Pittsfield with wife Oksana with whom he spent 3 years in an online relationship until they married on Dec 31 2011. Oksana was born in Ukraine in 1982 and moved to the USA in october of 2011. THE BOOK CONSISTS OF SHORT STORIES AS THEIR RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPED. THEY ARE WRITTEN TO CELEBRATE LIFE, DIFFERENCES AND OVERCOME DIFFICULT TIMES.
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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.