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101 Survival Secrets: How to Make $1,000,000, Lose 100 Pounds, and Just Plain Live Happily Paperback – October 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The Lyons Press; 1st edition (October 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585742082
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585742080
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,974,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Short and snappy...His message to readers is that you can be a winner too. -- Nashville Tennessean

From the Back Cover

"My name is Rich Hatch. You might think you know me, and you probably bought this book based on having watched me win CBS's summer blockbuster show, Survivor. If you're anything like me, you're probable thinking you've got a pretty good idea of who I am and what types of things I'm likely to say in a book I'd write based on how I played that game, and how I achieved my success. But what you couldn't get from that show is who I am in my everyday life, what I think, and what I believe about how people interact with one another." "I'm not going to tell you that I have all the answers. But I do have a philosophy. And it works. It has worked for me and it can work for you. I hope that the survival secrets that follow help push each and every one of you farther than you ever thought you'd go; and I hope that in doing so you will get closer to achieving the happiness that you deserve." - Richard Hatch. Rich's Rules for A Better Life: (1) Quit your pathetic job. (2) If you don't love yourself, change until you do. (3) Worry is a wasted emotion. (4) Happiness is success. Success is happiness. (5) If it really is your "only" vice, get rid of it. (6) Stop pretending to be so damned polite. In fact, just stop pretending. (7) For me, being fat sucked. (8) You aren't doing anything you don't want to be doing. (9) Diplomas and degrees won't make you a better person. (10) Find friends who challenge you. And when they stop challenging you, find new friends. (6 X 9, 128 pages, b&w photos)

Customer Reviews

Sure many things are easier said than done.
JahChosen
The book is well designed and easy to follow, and surprisingly well written to boot.
"survivorman24"
They certainly lack detail: this is not a "tell-all" book.
M. Myers

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 25, 2003
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Despite its 120-plus pages, this book takes about 15 minutes to read. While it offers a handful of ideas worth considering, it isn't worth the cover price. If Richard Hatch were not the winner of the first Survivor, this work would have been published on a personal Web site somewhere and that would be all. If you want it, buy it used.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 21, 2001
While some may find the ideas in this book fresh or helpful, I found the book to be full of self promotion. It's title should be changed to "Me, ME & Me." Don't waste your money.
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful By M. Myers on December 20, 2000
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This book appears to be step one in Rich's plan to become a millionaire twice over. Don't fall for it; this book is a real waste of money.
Some of the 101 "secrets" are good to know, if you don't know them already, such as getting an accountant to help you with your taxes. But many of them are contradictory - for example, Hatch can't seem to decide whether or not we should care what other people think. And some of them are simply not true for most people. Hatch's failure to take any good from his years of university training, for instance, is a poor argument against formal education.
Likewise, Hatch's recollections of his experiences on Survivor are only modestly interesting ("modest" not being a word used much in connection with Hatch) and not candid at all. They certainly lack detail: this is not a "tell-all" book. His observations are mostly self-aggrandizing and reveal none of the self-examination that he seems to recommend to his readers. Worse, Hatch's observations about life both on and off the island often don't ring true. It is difficult to believe, for instance, that Hatch really knows even one very unhappy person who has a wall somewhere that is filled with university diplomas. And it is even harder to believe Hatch's claim that public response to him since the show aired has been overwhelmingly positive.
Maybe the book's greatest virtue is that it revals a good deal of Hatch's personality quickly. Also, it is extremely short. Overall, this is a disappointingly empty, vapid work.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 2001
DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB! Rich Hatch ought to be grateful he won the million dollars on the hit TV show, Survivor, because given this piece of drivel he calls a book, his future as a writer is bleak at best. He's lucky they never had an immunity challenge that involved writing or editing because he surely would have been the first one voted off the island. I'd rather read a book by Sonja (the first Survivor castaway voted off the island), whose inspiring story of surviving cancer would offer more valuable lessons than this delusional, muddled, mess of a pamphlet by a self important "know it all".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2001
I picked this up in the bookstore because I was amazed at what people will spend their hard-earned money on. Not to mention the unappealing cover. Really, if you are getting life advice from gameshow winners, you need all the advice you can get! I figure 2 to 3 stars for the advice, and the biography makes it a solid three stars.
But, I was very interested in his short bio. I grew up in the same town, went to the same high school, and had some of the same teachers. It was very interesting to read another person's viewpoint on the area. Especially knowing more about him. I cannot tell you about the years afterward, but his description of the area and his treatment throughout school is very accurate. He is not exaggerating or making up anything there.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By david harris on November 24, 2000
To tell you the truth, I never watched Survivor so reading this book was just a curiousity since I had seen and heard so much about Hatch and the show. I was really pleasantly surprised to find out that this guy has a lot to say that was valuable to me. He wants to get the most out of life and wants us to embrace challenges in everything we do. It may sound silly at first, but like I say the book moved me and inspired me. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to accept the challenges of being human and wants more out of life.
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20 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Kitt on November 14, 2000
This book is exactly what it should be! It's quick, and fun, and made me laugh out loud many times(and even mist up once). I sat down and read 101 Survial Secrets in one sitting (and I never even watched Survivor).
The 101 secrets themselves are sometimes edgy (in a good way), and full of insightful advice. You really can use them!
I can't imagine that there's a Rich Hatch fan out there, or anyone for that matter, who wouldn't enjoy (and learn from) his empowering message: know thyself and the rest will follow.
It's got a very good beat; you can dance to it.
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This is an easy read with some straightforward ideas about how to make one's life happier and more fulfilled. Fans of the CBS Survivor series are likely to appreciate the book the most, but sensible advice is just that, even if you don't know Rich Hatch. It is not especially deep if you are an avid reader of self-improvement books, but it has some interesting ideas. The beauty of it is that Mr.Hatch does not try to force a philosophy on anybody. He is just speaking from his heart about his own formula for success in regard to his own life. I would recommend it for Survivor fans or for anyone who needs a lift and some candid advice about life.
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