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  • The Nerdist Way

  • How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)
  • By: Chris Hardwick
  • Narrated by: Chris Hardwick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,815

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. Success is the most satisfying - and legal - form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it when you follow the Nerdist Way,

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a disciple of The Nerdist Way!!

  • By Heather on 07-02-14

Pass the cup I'm drinking the Nerdist kool aid.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-12

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Drop Dead Healthy

  • One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
  • By: A. J. Jacobs
  • Narrated by: A. J. Jacobs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 534

A. J. Jacobs tackles his most challenging experiment yet: a yearlong mission to radically improve every element of his body and mind - from his brain to his fingertips to his abs. First, he had to tackle a complicated web of diet and exercise advice, most which is nonsensical, unproven, and contradictory. Second, he had to consult a team of medical advisers. And finally, he had to subject himself, over the course of two years, to a grueling regimen of exercises and a range of diets and nutritional plans.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A comic tries a little of everything

  • By Niall on 04-14-12

Interesting story but not that helpful

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-25-12

If you’ve listened to books by A. J. Jacobs before, how does this one compare?

This is the first introduction to AJ Jacobs. I guess I expected this book to be less narrative. I was expecting more about what was learned and less about what was going on in his life while he researched for the book. It's more a diary than a self help book.

What didn’t you like about A. J. Jacobs’s performance?

Jacobs should have gotten a professional to read the audio book. I'm not sure what it is about his voice that distracts me from the words he is saying, but it is very distracting.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful