Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
As a self-proclaimed nerd, I felt that this book spoke to me. It provides practical advise dressed up in nerdy concepts (leveling up, character sheets etc.) which makes it fun to look at the grind.
I have a child with Aspergers and I am going to use this book as the basis for a social and life skills curriculum for her. The humor in this book will keep most nerd teens engaged as they pick up valuable info. I listened with headphones on while cleaning my house, and almost scared my wife with my cackling when the author suddenly told his brain to "f--k off!" Way to go, Chris.
Honest, direct, and full of nerdisms to connect and inspire just about everyone. The Nerdist Way is a book that belongs in the realm of "How to Win Friends and Influence People."
It's always good to hear a story how the author intended. The only thing that didn't transfer well was the part when he was explaining a workout regimen. Otherwise it was a great listen!
I'm pretty good at trivia. Like at bars and stuff. I've always said, "man, if only there was a way I could make money from all this useless knowledge". Mr. Hardwick is not teaching you how to make money on trivia but he does show you how you can take skills you thought value-less and do something with them. It was great. I've already recommended this book to three people.
I really wanted to like this because I love Chris Hardwick, but I just was not the target audience I suspect.
No, not at all.
The first half was great, Chris puts everything in perspective of the Nerd and makes party of Nerdy references, but went a little too far with the details workouts. The stories about his experiences with his awesome trainer would have been enough. Still a fan Chris!
With Chris Hardwick narrating it was like you were in his head. It's a fun was of looking at getting things done and will definitely give it a shot. Some of the nerdist links in the book are no longer active. Fyi.
This audiobook was very relatable to me. In taking the RPG to life coaching, it puts my mentality of "life is a time management game" into reality. I really enjoyed Chris' breakdown of strategies of getting it together and though I may not practice, I enjoyed his storytelling of how the methods best suited his life.
I think the only part that would probably be better in book form is his exercise regimens since its kind of impossible to remember all the tips and tricks by just listening.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening and would recommend this audiobook to anyone who likes a chuckle whilst getting some good tips and tricks in reorganizing some nonproductive lifestyle habits!