Hardwick offers creative solutions to nerdy problems. He has an interesting point of view.
he's energetic and fun
none of it...
keeps the reader engaged almost the entire time (the money part is a bit tough). extremely helpful and useful stuff; if most or all followed literally, can dramatically improve the reader's quality of life. a much-needed dash of perspective in an insane world, amusingly presented. great work.
That as I was waiting for my hard copy to arrive I was still able to start
How comprehensive the book was. Was not expecting it to turn into a workbook.
That it was the same as his podcast presence. Loud, nerdy, and very parenthetical (which is not a bad thing).
I finished the books *weeks* ago, just now getting around to writing a review. And part of my Character Tome is putting myself out there through blogs, reviews, etc and with completing this I just reached Level 2. I have recommended this book to several of my nerd friends and would like to thank Chris Hardwick again for this extraordinary experience.
I related instantly to this book as soon as I started listening to it, feeling astounded by the way Hardwick describes his many (former) insecurities as a nerd prior to his strive to better himself. If you're the kind of nerd who is very insecure, rather lazy or generally unmotivated, with imperfect health and fitness as well as possible addiction issues, Hardwick will tell you things you've been needing to hear for years. I already plan on buying the physical book to do Hardwick's many "Character-cises" and note any other words of wisdom. Best of all, Hardwick doesn't drone on his advices in any stuck-up matter. As a comedian, Hardwick injects his nerdy sense of humor everywhere, filling in many sayings that only today's nerd generation will pick up, including numerous pop-culture and D&D references, as well as just being generally snarky and hilarious. If you need something to kick-start your life, and want to hear it from someone who shares a mind with you (and is funny about it), this book is the way to go.
like a great biography.
Once again, personality and his energy.
Great if your a nerd stuck in a rut. That's not me but I found it entertaining.
Yes, in fact I have listened to it several times because I find it inspirational and when I feel my lizard almonds over loaded I find solutions. This book has become like my nerd bible with principles that I can apply to my own life. This book also was the driving force that made me decide to launch my own podcast.
Chris Hardwick is my favorite because the book is his life which I found reflected mine. I love the "you can do this too" philosophy (if you want to call it that).
No, I had to listen in chunks to let what I just heard sink in or do one of the exercises and post note in my character tome or jot ideas that popped in my head.
This is a must read/listen for anyone of any age because there are great tips and tools that could make a difference in your life.
Great encouragement, funny delivery, lots of good strategies for making broad, sweeping changes in life.
likable but over-animated.
No. A great resource for relistening.
This is funny and enjoyable just as a semi-memoir of Hardwick, but also really useful as a self-help guide geared toward nerdy-minded people. The only part I didn't like was the workout guide section toward the middle - probably more useful (and/or easier to skip over) in physical book format, but annoying in the audiobook. Otherwise, highly recommended.
This audiobook can teach anyone something about how they can improve professionally or personally.
My personal MBA.
I think I could listen to Chris read the bible and enjoy it .
I am happy I spent money on something from him and enjoyed it .