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Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story Hardcover – January 12, 2016

4.7 out of 5 stars 416 ratings

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Editorial Reviews


“Kamb's system is commendable for its specificity and practicality and lack of bland platitudes, but he also provides some poignant thoughts on living a meaningful life, namely that "happiness is a consequence of the things you do daily."
— Publisher’s Weekly

“I stayed up all night in Qatar reading this! Steve Kamb is not only a real-life James Bond, he’s also written a damn good book.”
— Chris Guillebeau, NYT bestselling author of The Happiness ofPursuit and The $100 Startup

"This is a +5 book of awesome and your Konami Code to getting more fit and finding adventure. Dig in!"
— Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group

"Steve Kamb is a real-life superhero. If you want to discover how to conquer your fears, lead a life of adventure, and become a legend, read this book. No matter where you are now, you're about to become 110% more awesome."
— Abel James, Best-selling author of The Wild Diet and Award-Winning Creator of Fat-Burning Man

"Level Up Your Life isn't just a book, but a strategy guide that will get you as close to superheroism as you can get. Steve presents practical, tactical, and fun approaches to carve out a better path and a better story for your life — and he does so in a way that will make you say "GAME ON!" If you want to build a better story, a better character, and a better life, this book is your best bet."
— Mike Vardy, Founder of Productivityist

"Who knew that the secret to leveling up your life was embedded in all those video games you played growing up? Steve reveals these hidden lessons and shows how to gamify your life so that the quest to reach your goals is just as fun as rescuing the princess. Press up, up down, down, left, right and then buy this book to get one heck of a cheat code for life."
— Brett McKay, Founder of ArtofManliness.com

"Steve Kamb's made an art of making dieting and working out accessible to everyone. His concepts take intimidating concepts and breaks them down in a step by step format that has us "leveling up" our lives, becoming more self-confident and motivated in a positive feedback loop. As a long time reader of Nerd Fitness, I can say Steve's advice has helped me look at fitness in a new light. If you buy one fitness or self-development book this year, make it this one."
— Matt Kepnes, New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

"I love Steve Kamb’s debut book, Level Up Your Life! It’s required reading for anyone who needs a funny, inspiring, and actionable guidebook on how to become a healthy-eating, physically fit super hero in real life. In fact, I achieved a lifelong goal of getting my first unassisted chin-up by following the tools and tips in this book!"
— Michelle Tam, New York Times-bestselling author of Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans

“Want to 'Level Up Your Life'? In his new book, Nerd Fitness founder Steve Kamb turns to video games and other geeky pursuits to show you how....Kamb takes a fresh approach to the self-help and fitness category, walking you through the steps needed to make your life more epic in an extremely geek-friendly way.”
— Cnet

About the Author

Steve Kamb is the force behind NerdFitness.com, which began as a simple blog that has since evolved into a worldwide community of nerds, average Joes, and desk jockeys helping each other make positive changes in their lives. He is lives in New York City, and hopes to one day become Captain America.

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Product details

  • Publisher : Rodale Books; Illustrated edition (January 12, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1623365406
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1623365400
  • Item Weight : 1 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.95 x 8.72 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 416 ratings

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