Nerds: Once a tormented subrace of humans... Now captains of industry! You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for overanalysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of against you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising.
Nerds subsist on the minutiae of their chosen passions. As a lifelong member of “The Nerd Herd,” as he calls it, Chris Hardwick has learned all there is to know about Nerds. He’s studied them, lived with them, and has endeavored to milk their knowledge nectar and isolate its curative powers for what ails you. Thus, he has founded a philosophical system (and blog) called The Nerdist, and here he shares his hard-earned wisdom about turning seeming weaknesses into world-dominating strengths. From keeping your heart rate below hummingbird levels to managing the avalanche of sadness that is your inbox, from ignoring your brain to attracting wealth by turning down work, Hardwick reveals the secrets that can help you accomplish what you want by tapping into your true nerdtastic self. The Nerdist Way shows how to focus your mind, body, and time into an unstoppable laser of goodness. Don’t wait for another social tragedy. Don’t resort to cheap “mass murder” tactics to exact your revenge on society. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way.
©2011 Chris Hardwick (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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.
Hardwick delivers chapter after chapter of valuable advice that anyone could follow, and does so in his witty and honest manner for which we love him.
Super engaging writing and narration. ripped through it in a couple days now going back to do all the exercises. the messages and lessons really resonated with me and im so happy I made this my first audio book and journey into self help
My review is definitely affected by my preconceived notion that the whole book would be like chapters 20 through 24.
I wanted a book about how to be motivated and how to start a business. That seemed like a small fraction of what this book is about.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. As usual Chris' delivery is funny and heartfelt, and you know he believes what he writes. There aren't a lot of new ideas presented here for self help, but new ways of tuning proven methods to fit the nerd community and our way of thinking.
The one thing I will say is that for fans of Chris' other work, it's a little strange hearing him fully following a written piece, it almost felt limiting.
Highly recommended for any Hardwick fans or geeks in general who could use a little how-to on improving their lives.
Calm down, dude! There are a few genuinely useful life hacks in here, but having this shrill stage-level performance in my earphones made them hard to digest. Pretty obnoxious tenor throughout. Also, web addresses, email headers, and math formulae really don't work as spoken word, like at all. Tedious.
A conversational version of Chris Hardwick.
I particularly liked Chris' candor about his alcoholism and how getting sober changed his life.
I only got part way through because of the cursing. The material was good, but I decided not too finish as there are plenty of other good books without all the cursing. A small amount and in context is fine, but Chris unfortunately used it far too frequently throughout the book and it didn't lighten up.
loved hearing Hardwick read his own book but as there are many points where visuals were necessary i will need to get the real world book to access the information. overall it was amusing and though i am sure Hardwick would cringe at this ~ inspiring or motivating.
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