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101 Survival Secrets: How to Make $1,000,000, Lose 100 Pounds, and Just Plain Live Happily Paperback – October, 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I know Rich. He's an honest, brilliant, and giving person and his book is not only a recap of his steps to success (that almost anyone can adopt) but it's also an inspiring read... Read morePublished on October 20, 2003 by Michael Philbrook
I was anxious to write this self-help/autobiography/shameless self-promotional piece off as an attempt to cash in on the fifteen minutes of fame awarded by the Survivor phenomenon. Read morePublished on July 31, 2001 by terrence trent d'arby
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. Read morePublished on March 19, 2001
Its probably to be expected that someone would publish this book but anyone whos life is changed by the incomplete and un-informed thoughts of some contestant on a TV show deserves... Read morePublished on February 12, 2001
I was given this book by a friend who recognizes my passion for Survivor. I applied for both Survivor1 and Survivor2. I plan to apply for any subsequent Survivor shows. Read morePublished on January 30, 2001 by Thomas R. Beaver, MD
This book is well worth the price. I was amazed at all the information crammed in between the pages. I simply couldn't put it down. The 101 secrets was worth it. Read morePublished on January 17, 2001 by Karen Rhyne