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

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

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by Chris Hardwick
 

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WELCOME YOUR NEW NERD OVERLORD

Attention, Nerds: You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for over-analysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of agin you. Join Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick as he offers his fellow “creative-obsessives” the crucial

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WELCOME YOUR NEW NERD OVERLORD

Attention, Nerds: You don’t have to be a stereotypical geekwad to appreciate the tenets of Nerdism and to make your innate talents for over-analysis and hyper-self-awareness work for you instead of agin 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.

As a lifelong member of “The Nerd Herd,” 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 ignoring your brain, Hardwick reveals the secrets that can help you accomplish what you want by tapping into your true nerdtastic self. Remember, success is the most satisfying—and legal—form of vengeance there is. And you can achieve it…when you follow the Nerdist Way.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“He is among the most influential public faces of nerd culture today.”—The New York Times

“A self-help book has never been so funny. Or potentially beneficial—to nerds and garden-variety humans alike.”—Associated Press

“Solid self-help book rife with nerdy pop-culture references, a few personal anecdotes, and plenty of enthusiasm.”—AV Club

"Chris Hardwick is king of the nerds. And he's a good king. Like Aragorn. Follow him."—Rainn Wilson

"Chris Hardwick is a Nerd's Nerd's Nerd. The third nerd denotes his understanding of Nerddom on a meta-level.  He has broken the chains of his Nerd Bondage to become a successful, well-dressed, famous dude who hasn't forgotten where he came from."—Adam Savage

Publishers Weekly
Readers familiar with Hardwick's gig years ago on MTV's Singled Out and his work more recently on Nerdist.com and G4TV's Web Soup might appreciate this effort at self-help for the masses. He wants to get people to "know more about who they are, why they should be comfortable with that, and how to leverage those attributes into getting the things they want...Oh, and achieving happiness. That's kind of a big one, too." Those new to Hardwick's world, however, will neither be impressed with what he says or how he says it: the narrative is not compelling, and he tends to ramble. Discussion is divided into three broad categories: mind, body, and time. Chapters cover workout routines, healthy eating, and amusing cartoon bears weightlifting and stretching. Sections on time management and personal finance are similarly superficial. A personality-driven endeavor aimed at a built-in audience, his recommendations are straightforward without offering anything new or profound. Agency: Foundry
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425253182
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
129,597
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“He is among the most influential public faces of nerd culture today.”—The New York Times

“A self-help book has never been so funny. Or potentially beneficial—to nerds and garden-variety humans alike.”—Associated Press

“Solid self-help book rife with nerdy pop-culture references, a few personal anecdotes, and plenty of enthusiasm.”—AV Club

"Chris Hardwick is king of the nerds. And he's a good king. Like Aragorn. Follow him."—Rainn Wilson

"Chris Hardwick is a Nerd's Nerd's Nerd. The third nerd denotes his understanding of Nerddom on a meta-level. He has broken the chains of his Nerd Bondage to become a successful, well-dressed, famous dude who hasn't forgotten where he came from."—Adam Savage

Meet the Author

Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, TV host, and writer whose Nerdist podcasts are among iTunes’s top downloads and who has more than a million Twitter followers. He also writes for Wired and appears frequently on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Chelsea Lately in addition to hosting The Talking Dead on AMC and The Nerdist on BBC America. Connect online: www.Nerdist.com, www.Nerdistway.com; twitter.com/Nerdist.

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The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
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I love Chris Hardwick, but it feels like this was ghost written by someone else with an edict to use as much Tony Robbins-style TV motivational speaker buzzwords and dime store pop psychology as possible. Then, "nerd culture" and 1980s references were sprinkled liberally through the text to appeal to his comic con audience. Like so much cotton candy - sweet, empty calories - or a Poison power ballad, this is all style and very little substance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He breaks down self improvement in a way that i interesting and also relateeable
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Sanchmo More than 1 year ago
I'm a Hardwick fan.  I love his podcast and his stand-up.  If you know him, then you know his tone and his writing style is exactly the same.  Sincere guy who wants to help everyone better themselves.  Great Book .
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BrettJamen More than 1 year ago
Hardwick's advise for fellow "Nerdists" is an excellent kick in the pants to use our powers for good (self improvement) instead of evil (self pity). All of his ideas are simple to implement and can vastly change lives. Even integrating one suggestion into your life should have a profound impact. Highly recommended.
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I enjoyed it a lot. Couldn't put it down... very informative , a must read for anyone that is trying to do anything... its amazeballs!
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kmmartindale More than 1 year ago
Even if you do not like self-help books. I happen to loathe them. Primarily because of their new- agey language and the inability to apply their message to my lifestyle. Learn from someone else's mistakes, the easiest way to learn. Loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a person who generally doesnt like to sit down and read a book, but this book drew me in with just its sample. As a self proclaimed nerd I could easily relate to this book in a matter of pages. I would not hesitate buying this book, it is bothfunny and inciteful.
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Im a huge Chris Hardwick & nerdist podcast fan. This is a quick, fun, informative self-help book with some great tips on how to get your crap together and really funny stories along the way. Theres something for everyone here, even you non-nerds too. Highly recommended.