Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$6.08
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

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

3.3 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback, October, 2000
"Please retry"
$0.76 $0.01

After the Speech: When Teens Get Real
It's not just about dreams; it's about life. Inspiring stories from transparent hearts. Learn More
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

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)
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

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: #2,920,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 25 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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".
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on November 14, 2000
Whether you rooted for Richard, or wished he'd get voted off the island, we all found this SURVIVOR contestant one of the most fascinating personalities on the show. This slim book manages to convey just what made him so compelling. Sure, he is cocky, but why not? He is, after all, a winner. And his advice is good, common-sense wisdom. After I put the book down, I felt ready to take a risk or two myself.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews