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Unscripted Audiobook

Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship

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Publisher's Summary

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

Make no mistake, this life exists. I know, because it has been mine for nearly 20 years. And in a few short years, it can be yours as well. Better, you won't need five tedious decades of thankless jobs, buzz killing frugality, and patient investing with our trusted friends on Wall Street.

Unfortunately, you have been scripted to believe that such a life is out of your reach, or only possible for a certain type of person. Someone with a certain college degree, a certain amount of VC funding, or a certain contact list of connected friends from Stanford. I am here to tell you, that none of it is true.

While I have been entrepreneur most of my life, I am no one special. You won't read about me over at Tech Crunch or in some Silicon Valley newsletter. While I have been an Internet entrepreneur since the old "you've got mail" AOL days, I have never been funded by venture capitalists, I have never had a payroll with more than five people on it, and I have never studied computer science at school.

Despite this, I am able to create profitable businesses that create the type of unscripted life described above.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 MJ DeMarco (P)2017 Viperion Corporation

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    Mary C. Dunford 07-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Making money, yeah. Cut the rant though."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Absolutely. I love the author's "let's get it done" philosophy, but later on in the book it just feels like a rant. He even starts backlashing about fat-shaming.
    Honestly, I just want to learn about entrepreneurship. I don't need a social commentary (complete with excessive cussing).


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Despite my previous comments about the book turning into a social commentary, it's well worth the purchase.
    I wouldn't call this a story, but the information offered in three quarters of this title makes it worth while.
    Like I said, however, it later turns into a social commentary (yawn).


    Have you listened to any of Scott Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but this voice actor is amazing. He kept me up late at night with his enthusasm -- despite the title being extremely long.


    Who do you think would benefit most from listening to Unscripted?

    Anyone looking to get ahead in life, or planning on opening (or wanting to improve on) their business.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, the book is worth the purchase. It is well written, and narrated fantastically.

    I just want to turn it off when I start to hear the rant about people the author doesn't believe are putting enough into life. Frankly, he sounds like a bit of a bully near the end; but that won't stop me from taking good info and using it to my advantage.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ben S. 06-29-17
    Ben S. 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A wake up call for those wanting more out of life"

    MJ has done it again.
    Unscripted is a prequel to The Millionaire Fastlane, in my opinion, although both books stand alone.
    The book covers all the underlying things required to get the right mindset and create valuable businesses that serve and add value to the world, while allowing you to become wealthy and be untethered from a J.O.B.
    Read/listen to it multiple times to allow the message to sink in.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dominic Oswalt 08-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I believe in Reality and this man knows Reality!"
    What did you love best about Unscripted?

    No non sense, No BS, in your face Unscripted Reality! I do believe MJ DeMarco should do stand up comedy. I say this in a good way, because what MJ converses is what our current society is scripting for us all. I am in a scripted life, but there is a way out. If you are willing to fight for it! Thanks: MJ


    What other book might you compare Unscripted to and why?

    Millionaire Fast Lane : Same author. More of the same great knowledge for a producers lifestyle.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I personally liked MJ DeMarco narration from the original book. I will say Scott Thomas's vocals did not dissuade the listening. He did a great job of conveying the message or information in a regal and hilarious manner.


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

    There is to many to note. I will be re-listening to write them all down. Impact millions, Action Taker vs Faker, producer vs consumer, plus many more.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't believe in being a zealot about anyone idea or thing. That said, MJ comes across in a realistic truthful way. It is packed full of knowledge, history and humor. I would say he is doing better than me and allot of other people out there. This in it's self makes it worth a listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Priceless, most valuable book in startups"

    It's an amazing journey to listen to the book. I admire the author for not caring about being politically correct and gave his advice plain and simple.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jessica 08-19-17
    jessica 08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Unscripted was Phenomenal!!!"

    This book by MJ DeMarco was the best book I've read by far, out of the many Entrepreneurial Books that are out there this book gets it right! It gives you the No-nonsense truth about the hard road ahead of starting entrepreneurs. But it also shows you the way, the road less traveled, the Unscripted Path!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    eAuction Assistant 08-17-17
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    "Highly Recommended"

    My go to entrepreneurship book. Nice job MJ. Would love to cross paths with you sometime.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Frew Vancouver, BC 08-15-17
    Paul Frew Vancouver, BC 08-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Must Listen!!!"

    I really enjoyed The Millionaire Fastlane, and this book is a great follow up to that masterpiece. There is a fair bit of strong language, but if you can look past that it is well worth the listen. Candid, honest to a fault, and just telling it like it is. I loved the dry sarcastic overtones, they serve to emphasize how ridiculous modern economic slavery really is. Narration was well done, very professional and easy to listen to, so I'm pleased with the overall experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jagir R London 08-11-17
    Jagir R London 08-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A long but great listen"

    A brilliant book. Realistic. Down to earth and actionable. I bought his first book as well and this is of the same high standard. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erik Eierud 08-10-17
    Erik Eierud 08-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Agree with most reviews this is a great one"

    I agree with most reviews that this book is a great one. Definately an original, but still with a lot of references to conventional facts. Thanks DeMarco!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    oscar 08-09-17
    oscar 08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book, a must read"

    very thorough and realistic book, also funny and easy to read. explaining how money works in real life.

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  • Victor
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    "A must in your library"

    Amazed with the content, this author know what he is talking about. Go for it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chetflippo
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    10/12/17
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    "Life changing if you let it."

    Mj is a revelation and a revelatory voice of such sense that it can truly unsettle you. If like me you are feeling like the treadmill you have been diligently pounding is actually going nowhere then this reveals an alternative reality. It shows a map of this new land that is tough to navigate and follow but the destination is so enticing that it has to be worth turning off the treadmill and turn the sweat and effort to this new road.

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  • MMurray
    10/3/17
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    "Change nothing, and nothing will change"

    I loved it (bought the audiobook version). It came at a point in my life where I already had a "FU" moment and this was just reconfirming that indeed now is the time to act. In parts it sounded like myself ranting and it felt, well, familiar. Its not for delicate flowers, and if you don't like being faced with harsh truths I would imagine it can be uncomfortable read for some. But I can tell you now...if you want more in life and you feel like every day is just a step closer to the inevitable end then read it, its the best thing you will ever do. That sounds dramatic, but there is a difference between existing and living your life and if you need a kick up the backside then this is it. Also useful if you have children and are questioning about what kind of direction you want to help them take in life. Who wants to be 70 then look back at life and think "wtf was that?"

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  • William
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    "Missed MJ doing the voice-over.. otherwise 100%"

    A must read for anyone who wants to make money keep money and enjoy a better lifestyle.

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  • AJ-Iredale
    9/19/17
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    "Down to earth, real, practical and seriously informative"

    Wow, MJ just blew me away with this one, a long read but worth it - especially if you're pursuing entrepreneurship this is essential.

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  • Miles
    9/15/17
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book very comprehensive a lot to take in will definitely listen to it again shared it with quite a few friends as thought it was that good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian bond
    8/17/17
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    "brilliant book. read both the first and this one."

    great book. read this one and his first book. I have listened to the audiobooks and read the books and can say they are brilliant. essential reading to extract yourself from wage slavery. add in rich dad poor dad (ignore the constant adverts), and richest man in Babylon and you will be on your way to understanding the mindset and action required to remove yourself from the rat race.

    expect lightbulb moments. expect your core values to be challenged. expect some parts of the book to upset you and drive you to create your "f*ck you" scenario. expect results.

    as with all books in this genre; these will require you to action the methods and techniques described. if you don't.....then you're a dumbass! good luck

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Graham Edwards
    7/12/17
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    "I Love this book."
    Would you listen to Unscripted again? Why?

    Yes. Its hours long and Im certain I can read more and get more...


    What other book might you compare Unscripted to, and why?

    It has elements of several books, including work by Cardone and Ferris, but what I liked was MJs absolute direct and focus on his message. His choice of language makes me chuckle a lot and he hits the truth, often, accurately, funnily and painfully well.


    What about Scott Thomas’s performance did you like?

    It feels like the authors voice. Its spot on.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh. Often. Nod a lot in recognition. Loved it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paul C.
    9/14/17
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    "Loved it."

    It's no exaggeration to say that this book, for me, has been as useful as The E-Myth.

    Instead of being like every other entrepreneur book that tells you a load of what you want to hear, this book tells you all the things you really knew and, therefore, shows that it's not just you that finds things difficult.

    I especially loved the "don't do what you love just because you love it segment"

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea Bronzini
    8/10/17
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    "Outstanding"

    I read 104 books in the past 12 months. if I have to suggest one for you to read, this is it.
    This is only book you need to read to begin changing your life.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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