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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
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,
I'm a disciple of The Nerdist Way!!
- By Heather on 07-02-14
Pass the cup I'm drinking the Nerdist kool aid.
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
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.
A comic tries a little of everything
- By Niall on 04-14-12
Interesting story but not that helpful
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