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The Art of Non-Conformity Audiobook
The Art of Non-Conformity
Written by: 
Chris Guillebeau
Narrated by: 
Dan John Miller
The Art of Non-Conformity Audiobook

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World

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Publisher's Summary

If you've ever thought, "There must be more to life than this," The Art of Non-Conformity is for you. Based on Chris Guillebeau's popular online manifesto "A Brief Guide to World Domination," The Art of Non-Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently. You'll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self-employment, radical goal-setting, contrarian travel, and embracing life as a constant adventure. Inspired and guided by Chris's own story and those of others who have pursued unconventional lives, you can devise your own plan for world domination---and make the world a better place at the same time.

©2010 Chris Guillebeau (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Chris Guillebeau is the Indiana Jones of career experts." (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)

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    Pam United States 04-14-13
    Pam United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2016

    Science writer in America's heartland

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    "Good concept; Not the best execution"

    The author seems to have lived some kind of magical life in which he's done amazing things that most people wouldn't attempt, all without negative consequences. Good for him, really! But I would have liked to have some advice for people like me who want to bring some less dramatic forms of non-conformity into their lives.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Louis Nesconset, NY, United States 03-11-11
    Louis Nesconset, NY, United States 03-11-11
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    "Redundant"

    I feel bad writing this review as I haven't posted a negative review for a book, ever. But after listening to this one for an hour or 2, I couldn't get past how redundant the message was. Every 5 minutes the author taunts you with his (or his friends) world travels, and how you should just pick up and go travel the world. This books is definitely guided by the authors past travels, but I didn't catch any tools or plans to help live life differently.

    Maybe that comes later in the book, but again, I couldn't get past his redundant rambling on his own life. It's cool, you work where you want and when you want. I get it, just don't keep repeating it every other paragraph!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-29-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Partner to 4 hr work week"

    If you liked the four hour work week, you will like this book also. The tone and narrator are much friendlier than in the four hour work week. There are less how-to examples, but more theory and positive messages. Just like 4 hour work week, it will re-set the way you think about your career and life. There is a stronger "give back" message in this book as well. I am a small business owner that spends all my time trying to get my business to run without me! I get closer every day, but not there yet. Reading books like this one reminds me of my purpose.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Justin 03-11-15
    Justin 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "How???"

    How is this book so highly rated? DO NOT BUY unless you want to hear a commonsensical bragfest by the author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Manda 06-05-16
    Manda 06-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Changed my life"

    I love this book. Guillebeau got straight to the point, No fluff, priceless information. It's a must read if you are tired of sleep walking or feel like the norm is not an authentic way to live.

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    Crystal Guthrie 05-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Personal advice"

    The art of non-conformity can be summed up as a collection of advice based on one person's experience. I didn't find it particularly informative or thought provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Denver, Colorado 02-20-16
    Amazon Customer Denver, Colorado 02-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Just listen and be receptive to new ideas"

    I was skeptical about reading this book because of the negative reviews. I am 60 and received life changing ideas. The audible version is very good. It's not so much about traveling the world as it is about accepting responsibility for our lives in a positive way.

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    DeathByDivas 09-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book for Getting Started on Creating an Extraordinary Life"

    For anyone is dissatisfied with the cubicle life, this is a must-read. For those already on the path of creating an extraordinary life, expect valuable insights that may spark new ideas.

    While I gained much value from this book, especially tips on building a small army and travel hacks, there were not as many "a-ha!" moments as I was hoping for. Admittedly, my life is already structured much like Chris's, and I've been a member of "the living", as he says, for 10 years. It was extremely reaffirming though and reignited my passion for travel.

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