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The Nerdist Way

How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

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Nerd superstar Chris Hardwick offers his fellow "creative obsessives" crucial information needed to come out on top in the current Nerd uprising.
As a lifelong member of "The Nerd Herd," as he calls it, Chris Hardwick has learned all there is to know about Nerds. Developing a system, blog, and podcasts, Hardwick shares hard-earned wisdom about turning seeming weakness into world-dominating strengths in the hilarious self-help book, The Nerdist Way.

From keeping their heart rate below hummingbird levels to managing the avalanche of sadness that is their in-boxes; from becoming evil geniuses to attracting wealth by turning down work, Hardwick reveals the secrets that can help readers achieve their goals by tapping into their true nerdtastic selves.

Here Nerds will learn how to:
Become their own time cop Tell panic attacks to go suck it Use incremental fitness to ward off predators
A Nerd's brain is a laser-it's time they learn to point and fire!

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 07, 2011 – Readers familiar with Hardwick’s gig years ago on MTV’s Singled Out and his work more recently on 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 are, why should be comfortable with that, and how to leverage those attributes into getting the things 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

Customer Reviews


I could not wait to get this book. Barley started it and I put it next to Steve Martins 'Born Standing Up' and Simon Peggs 'Nerd Do Well'. So far it is a great read and I think it will only get better. Thank you Chris for being who you are and helping others with this funny and helpful book!

Surprisingly Surprising!

I have been a fan of Chris for a very long time, but I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. Fortunately, it was nothing like I thought it was going to be… it was sort of like getting a kick in the head within the first chapter. Fortunately for me, it was exactly what I needed. Between this book and the Steve Jobs biography (yes Chris, both were on the same level of inspiration) I feel like I can stop feeling the shame of being a nerd and be proud to be a Nerdist! After reading just a couple of chapters, I have just about completed my first short story in over a decade (maybe longer) and have started learning PHP so I can make a website I have been thinking about for the LAST 4 YEARS! Thank you Chris and thank you Penguin for publishing a book I will be recommending to a LOT of people.


Awesome book. Read first few pages and was stuck in it already...
Recommend this to all types of nerds!

The Nerdist Way
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Nov 01, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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