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FAQ ME [Kindle Edition]

James Altucher
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For the past year, people have asked me questions every Thursday through Twitter Q&A sessions and also, privately, through emails. I've then compiled the best questions, expanded my answers, and provided much original material to create this book, "FAQ ME".


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About the Author

James Altucher has failed at numerous business and careers and succeeded at a few of them. He has loved and lost and loved again. He has tried over and over to… [insert just about anything from chess to poker to hula hooping to massive lifestyle experimentation]. He has won success and lost it and occasionally wins it again. Has been on a quest for the meaning of happiness since the age of six (only because before that, happiness was fairly easy and simple). He has written eight prior books including “I Was Blind But Now I See.” James writes at jamesaltucher.com the most personal, embarrassing stuff a person can possibly write. He tweets @jaltucher.

Product Details

  • File Size: 339 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Yes Life Publications (March 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GQIF2G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James Altucher does it again!! April 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
He is more human than ever in this book as he reaches out to the masses. They ask, reach for guidance, he responds brilliantly. There's a deeper color to this work because James thinks at his best when he's helping others sort out this weird, occasionally disturbing trip called life. I say this all the time and it's true: James Altucher has gone through more trials in 40 years than most twice his age. He's made fortunes and lost them. He's experienced incredible highs and plummeting lows. His life gyrated like the stock of a high-flying tech startup. Along the way through bumpy travels he self analyzed, stood outside himself, danced with his demons, slayed them. They returned. He fought them again. (I believe he's got them secured in a closet, for now anyway). He never lost his empathy. Candidly, it grew stronger, more targeted. The ties to his audience have gained strength.

He has a conversational ability to reach out to readers in this book. He opens eyes and minds, he shocks on occasion because the masses have lost hope and occasionally a jump start is required. There's no bulls**t in this volume. Answers in the book are strong and credible. Why? Because he's been through what the readers are going through. He's helping them learn from his own mistakes, his misery, his success. He does what Muses do. Muses experience the pain, learn the lessons, pass on the lessons so others may improve. James is a Master Muse of Life Lessons. He responds about love, college (don't do it), housing (don't buy a house), starting a business, cheating, lying, sex, Batman (He had lots of issues becoming emotionally attached to women).

Highlights include: Railing against Corporate America "Your boss usually sucks and some eventually stabs you in the back. It's inevitable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Collection of What I Didn't Learn in College March 22, 2012
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So much of this book are things that I wish I learned in college:
- Building up the idea muscle.
- How to effectively network.
- How to take action on your ideas.
- How to become a better and more interesting writer.

This book should be given as a gift to every unemployed person in America. It's one of Altucher's best books yet (content, book cover, quick read format, humor, randomness, etc). It's also the funniest book he has written.

There is some repetition, but that only stresses the importance of certain topics instead of making them dull. To paraphrase Zig Ziglar, repetition is the mother of learning and the father of action. Building the idea muscle is one of most important and frequently covered topics in the book. I know the importance of this from James' blog posts, but the book gives good inspiration to take it seriously and actually do it.

Another reason I loved the book is the randomness of it. You really don't know what is going to be covered on the next page. Some pages might cover heavy questions like the meaning of life while others feature subtly brilliant ideas like returning emails from 3 years ago.

I'm looking forward to seeing what book James has coming up next.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have March 7, 2012
By Kamal
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James' blog is probably one of the best things to happen on the internet. I've been reading it since close to when it's started. Still learning from him, still never bored. The man just gives and gives and gives. His "Ask me anything on Twitter" posts are gold. Love reading each one. Now he's complied the best ones into this book. Even though I've read them on the blog, I'll still get this book - and I know it'll be amazing, because all his other ones have been. And true to form, he's added original material as well as cleaned up stuff.

Going to buy this book as soon as soon as the new iPad is released :)

EDIT 4/14/12: Bought the new iPad, bought the book. Was reading it last night. Blown away, as always, by the actionable wisdom in this book. He covers so many topics, from investing to marriage, all with sincere honesty and hard-earned experience. Highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good September 1, 2013
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As someone who had read "Choose Yourself" first and this "FAQ Me" second, I would recommend "Choose Yourself" if I had to pick between the two. That being said, this book is a good advice book. Some of the material I had already read about in "Choose Yourself," but there was enough new material here to keep me interested.

If you like James Altucher, you'll enjoy this book. However, I believe the book "Choose Yourself" is the better one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work March 8, 2013
By Tsz
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Very challenging to read yet insightful

I would recommend this to anyone who wish you have some disruptive thinking going on in their brain.

As a side note:

You get it free on his website.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great work February 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read the blog, I've read "I Was Blind, But Now I See" and I'm impressed with the candor that James puts into his book. You feel like you're reading about another guy, like yourself, but one who's been where you've been.

I look forward to more from James. It beats a lot of the lofty self-help books out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAQ July 24, 2013
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I really like Altuchers writing style. I liked Choose Yourself a little more but this one is good as well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Friend July 21, 2013
By Eddy
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Reading it is like talking to a friend. Common sense is the rule. Trusted reading. Fun to read. Great book idea.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I've been Altrucherized!
Awesome, Relevant, Timely, Entertaining, Refreshing, Dead On...

Just bought Choose Yourself, & I was blind now I can see.

Hooked, LV
Published 16 days ago by Phil Andersch
5.0 out of 5 stars Read James Altucher for cogent, common sense advice for today . . .
Find his podcasts and listen to him tell his unvarnished life story. His triumphs and defeats, winning millions and losing them all, married, divorced and now remarried for the... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Philip Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars First Altucher book
Book was interesting, different style of writing a book - held my interest. I enjoy most of James' perspectives and his responses.
Published 3 months ago by Bryce
1.0 out of 5 stars Same Old Altucher
Seemed like this was a hurried attempt to publish something. Author is a very intelligent person but hardly the guy I want advice on LOVE or dating or spirituality from.
Published 4 months ago by Michael Lenk
5.0 out of 5 stars Common Sense Redux
In this book you will find answers to questions that range from the ordinary to odd. The questions are from Twitter sessions James Altucher has with his fans. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hal B
5.0 out of 5 stars Help for the way the world now works
Very good insight into how to avoid lots of mistakes, but to continue to live life to the fullest. Many of his answers to questions will continue to benefit me as I adjust to this... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lewis R. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Footnotes
Still new to computing, so as I read the whole book ravenously, I didn't know how to access the footnotes or how to read your blogs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Freedom7
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and convenient, but.........
The book is convenient in the sense that you can choose to read just what interests you, and it can be pleasant to read. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Armando Duarte G
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, love the format
This guy is great, he continues to do live Q&A on the web every week, so anyone can ask him anything and he will give an honest answer. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant writer and brilliant content
James Altucher is a few books away from being as good as Malcolm Gladwell. His books are brilliant and funny at the same time. I can relate to so much he has to say.
Published 12 months ago by Brian Benko
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More About the Author

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, chess master, investor and writer. He has started and run more than 20 companies, and sold several of those businesses for large exits.

He has also run venture capital funds, hedge funds, angel funds, and currently sits on the boards of several companies.

His writing has appeared in most major national media outlets (Wall Street Journal, ABC, Financial Times, Tech Crunch, Forbes, CNBC, etc). His blog has attracted more than 10 million readers since its launch in 2010.

James is a Top Quora Writer and a LinkedIn Influencer.

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