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The Nerdist Way Audiobook

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

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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.

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    Grant NANTUCKET, MA, United States 08-23-12
    Grant NANTUCKET, MA, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2009

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    "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
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    Shawn Pen Orlando Florida 09-11-17
    Shawn Pen Orlando Florida 09-11-17 Member Since 2017

    I'm not new to audio books but I am new to Audible and I definitely jumped in head first!

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    "Who doesn't love Chris Hardwick?"

    Well I just listened to this whole book while hurricane Irma tried to rip my roof off. Yes, I'm sitting here surrounded by drip buckets laughing at Chris Hardwick. I've always enjoyed everything he did so I knew this audio book would be no different. The reason I gave it 4 stars overall instead of 5 was certain parts felt like filler, like when he describes his workout rep by rep. That being said I would (and will) recommend this book to everyone!

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    Karen Erb 08-29-17
    Karen Erb 08-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Nerdist Way:How to reach the next level in real life"

    I just listened to this audiobook narrated by Chris Hardwick. It was mind blowing. I wish this book was around 30 years ago when I had a chance to make my life better. So many topics I can relate to. I passed it on to my 20 something children. I think you have made a great impact on the world and this book will certainly bring you further. Thank you so much for sharing your life and how you got there with us.
    Sincerely,
    Is very grateful mom. Aka @Joemama 6_2
    Karen Erb

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    Elizabeth Hagen 08-25-17
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    "This is not the book you're looking for."

    It felt as though he was speaking at warp speed for no particular reason. I also didn't love the (I hope, unintentional) random sexist jokes- women can be nerds too there sparky. He wrote from his perspective- white male- and didn't include the other types of nerds out there. His privilege was showing throughout the entire book.

    Then there’s the workout/diet portion. If I wanted to read a workout or diet book, I would have bought one of those. The general talk about how he got a trainer and easing into a routine was good, but the chapters about working out and dieting… not necessary.

    He mostly spewed out bits of self-help info that he's picked up over the years. Kind of like a parrot, actually. It read more as "look at me I'm so awesome" than Hardwick guiding the reader on "how to reach the next level."

    I can't recommend this book. But there is still hope in his podcast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle 08-18-17
    Kyle 08-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So close to really good."

    I was familiar with Chris Hardwick. I had held the opinion that he was an interloper into nerd culture. I mean, he hosted a dating show on MTV, he had to be a cool kid. But I found him to be very likeable and a bona fide nerd in his book. His story of purposely changing his life was very interesting and could have been embellished more if he had dared. The book bogs down in the middle and becomes a workout book. The training tips were the average stuff in Men's Health books and magazines, not really adding something new and the book would have been better suited with more anecdotes about Chris's personal experiences with exercise. That big portion of the book may be easier in a book form because you can just skip the instruction parts the get to the story, but it is a lot of boring in an audio book.
    Not a bad listen if it is on discount because it feels like half an audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tremayne 08-07-17
    Tremayne 08-07-17
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    "My nerdist experience"

    overall the book was great I loved the implementation of nerd culture and lingo but I felt the fitness section went a bit long.

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    Ken POWHATAN, VA, United States 06-29-17
    Ken POWHATAN, VA, United States 06-29-17 Member Since 2012

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    "The nerdist way, live it learn it be."

    Chris Hardwick Comedian and show host Would-be unlikely Self Help Author. But as the creator and founder of nerdist he gets the job done In the most entertaining way possible

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    Angelica Y. 04-12-17
    Angelica Y. 04-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Life advice in the key of funny"

    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.

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    M 03-15-17
    M 03-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "a+"

    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

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    Dominic 01-13-17
    Dominic 01-13-17
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    "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

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