While there is no breakthrough material here, I think Hardwick does a good job of telling his story of how he went from big 'ol steaming pile of crap to a productive and happy person. The context is what kept me listening though. I do consider myself a nerd and this was a pretty nerdy book. I found it easy to relate to his stories and jokes. I never watch any of his shows and I only vaguely remember him from "Singled Out". I plan on doing some more reading on the Nerdist website too.
I listen to audio books while driving or mindlessly coding websites. I bought this one for laughs and was not expecting that I would be genuinely inspired. At one point Hardwick mentions how he was getting self help audio books to listen to while he drove in his car. Very meta.
Contains lots of great tips on making improvements to your life. You just have to do it.
Chris' reading is great, full of energy & very engaging.
Yes, Chris is very entertaining and his passion is infective.
Maybe closer to something like Tim Ferriss and the 4 Hour series.
I loved the whole book, though the personal stories from Chris's childhood and early life experiences are highly entertaining.
Love the book, I read it twice in the first week, and I will be reading it again.
If you are a nerd(ist) this is a must read.
Absolutely my favorite
Can't wait for Chris to write another audio book, and narrate. I could not stop listening, and use several tips and strategies.
I really like audiobooks because I can just close my eyes and listen, but this book includes "Character-sizes" or exercises that you can do in your own life. In listening to the book, I don't want to stop and do the character-sizes right then and there, so it would be nice to have a print version of these. Other than that, I think the audiobook version is great!
I like how the author makes his points by telling stories from his own life. It shows that he's authentic and makes this self-help book all the more credible.
I did in fact listen to this book all at once, and am glad I did. Like most non-novels, however, I will probably listen to it again to get what I missed before, and maybe do some of the exercises in the book.
I think it's cool that this book is narrated by its author, and that the author narrates it as if he's just speaking to you, even making references to the fact that this is an audio book ie. "in this book, or in this case, audiobook..." etc. Being the original author, he also knows how he intended it to sound, and narrates it as such.
An excellent read! I'm new to Hardwick and his brand of geekery, but after this book I'm officially a convert. He is witty and down to earth. Some of the advice is common sense but the gold truly comes from Hardwick's delivery. It transforms the seemingly simple wisdom that most of us ignore, into advice from a good friend that is hard to pass up.
That said, there is some great information here. Everything from how to nurture creativity, to monitoring one's finances, to basic fitness, and simple steps to clearing out the e-mail inbox. It's all presented with an easy going "try this" atmosphere without the haughty "expert" tone mastered by most d-bags.
So, if you're a geekish person looking for an entertaining read coupled with great humor (heh heh, "lizard almonds"...), and narrated in a way that is at once peppy, compassionate and relatable, this one is a must. Simply a fun and informative read. If there's ever a sequel, I'm in!
Yes, I would recommend The Nerdist Way audiobook to a friend. Chris Hardwick includes a lot of great information about creativity, time management, mental management and life management, and he does it in such an entertaining way that it was a joy to hear. His delivery of his material made it that much more entertaining and meaningful.
I can't think of just one moment that is most memorable. There were many moments when Chris Hardwick shares things that he's overcome and problems he's solved in his own life and he shares what worked for him. He doesn't judge the way other people choose to solve their issues, but just shares his own in a matter-of-fact and often entertaining way.
The book really isn't set up in scenes, but I enjoyed many of the stories about his quest for changes in his life and how he tried different things before arriving at solutions that were effective for him.
I laughed through a great deal of the book, and I don't recommend listening to it while drinking or eating anything because it would be dangerous or at least messy. I was also touched at the very personal stories Chris Hardwick shared, and I'm sure I won't be the only one identifying with some of what he's done and thought. I know I won't be the only one feeling hope of solving some of my own organizational, motivational and creative issues after hearing/reading his book.
Highly recommended book - especially in Chris Hardwick's voice! If you love any of his work, like the Nerdist Podcast, you're going to enjoy the book too.
Audible is essential to me as sleep.
This is a funny audio book. What is most important is that the author knows his audience and their many many anxieties. So its advice is directed toward them.
I probably will never be interested in
He does this through different voices and by comedy
God no ... I have to earn a living. Listened on the way to work.