Yes, I know for a fact I am. I have chapters noted to listen to again for various reasons. Also can see myself listening to it randomly in its entirety in the future.
Favorite character was alcohilc Chris Hardwick because I relate to him with my own addictions and disregaurd of responsibility. Hope to go in the same direction that he has. This book really opened my eyes to what I can become and that satisfaction in ones self is not an unreasonable task.
I loved how I didn't have the feeling that he was reading out of a book the whole time. In my head it felt like he was on stage making a motavational speech to his fella nerds.
I spent my time listening to this book walking around. I would recommend this because I was able to listen to what he said, pause it, than really spend time thinking to my self how what he said made me feel and also what i can get out of it. Book is interactive so I had to note down various sections to revisit at home.
Obviously. If anyone has ever heard Chris's voice, he's a fantastic conversationalist and just has one of those voices that are hooking and great to listen to.
The best form of revenge is success.
And! the easiest way to get a hold of Chris on Twitter is apparently writing #douchechimp.
You can sense emotion or importance in what he wrote at certain points. Maybe because I listen to the sweet, suave sound of his voice 3 times a week thanks to the Nerdist Podcast that I can notice, but yeah.
Also! Chris has a few parts he just chimes in on top of his text. Comedians and their improv-- psh.
Eh, not so much.
The only, only, only part I didn't like about this/the book is the Exercise Routine. I understand the idea of
Hardwick's narrating & hilarious material
I can't compare it to any other I've read.
Just his podcast.
Equally hilarious and informative.
no, but I haven't listened to any audiobooks in one sitting.
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.