We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Nerdist Way Audiobook

The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (1582 )
5 star
 (835)
4 star
 (481)
3 star
 (185)
2 star
 (60)
1 star
 (21)
Overall
4.2 (1459 )
5 star
 (690)
4 star
 (439)
3 star
 (231)
2 star
 (70)
1 star
 (29)
Story
4.5 (1467 )
5 star
 (1021)
4 star
 (283)
3 star
 (110)
2 star
 (35)
1 star
 (18)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Deep Reader 02-06-14
    Deep Reader 02-06-14

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1261
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    419
    349
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    129
    71
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun and Profound"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Grant NANTUCKET, MA, United States 08-23-12
    Grant NANTUCKET, MA, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2009

    caffeinated

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1359
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    181
    109
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    304
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good data, plus XPs! What more could you want?"

    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.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dominic 01-13-17
    Dominic 01-13-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "For fans of Chris and geeks of all kinds."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sam D. Burbank, CA USA 10-14-16
    Sam D. Burbank, CA USA 10-14-16 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Chris Hardwick yells at you for six hours."
    What would have made The Nerdist Way better?

    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.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Chris Hardwick?

    A conversational version of Chris Hardwick.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I particularly liked Chris' candor about his alcoholism and how getting sober changed his life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J 09-17-16
    J 09-17-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I quit listening because too much cursing."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ritchie Chrisitan Staten Island, NY, US 09-15-16
    Ritchie Chrisitan Staten Island, NY, US 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good listen"

    I enjoyed this book. Could have skipped the working out section, overall good listen. Quite entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. 08-26-16
    Dr. 08-26-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good audible but may require an irl copy"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jessica Smith LINDON, UTAH, US 08-23-16
    Jessica Smith LINDON, UTAH, US 08-23-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Novel Ideas in between the Mass-marketed Ideas"

    I absolutely enjoyed the beginning third and the last little bit. There was a very long stretch in the middle with basic workout and health concepts that I skipped through...despite the hilarious quips the author makes. I laughed out loud numerous times and could easily relate to the Nerdist concepts. The ideas for implementing gaming in your life were great. We need an app for that...a customizable game-your-life app!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susannah Raulino Austin, TX USA 08-13-16
    Susannah Raulino Austin, TX USA 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Build your character - literally"
    What made the experience of listening to The Nerdist Way the most enjoyable?

    I listen to this over and over when I need a lift. Chris's high energy rubs off on me and his ideas filp over and over in my head. Chris uses catchy phrases like "lizard almonds" which refers to ancient fear inducing nodules in the brain. And just calling them that somehow does help knock them down to a more manageable size when those nodules are kicking me all over the map, wreaking havoc with my stress levels and anxiety. He tells a first person journey of someone who's been through rough mental times that is very relatable, and shares his unique frame of reference and techniques he used to wiggle out of being a slave to lesser urges, lesser thoughts and lesser behaviors. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Even enjoyed the rant about his super upbeat personal trainer, which would normally make me want to put my fist through a wall. All very fun and enlightening. I really appreciate that Chris shared his story and ideas in this way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kevin C. Dy CA USA 07-18-16
    Kevin C. Dy CA USA 07-18-16 Member Since 2017

    Kevin Fenix

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "All Hail Hardwick"

    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."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.