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The new Ferris: over 700 sides thick, 1,5 kg heavy and super-absorbent
Why should you buy a book that is a monster of over 700 pages in oversize format and 1,5 kg weight? If you lie in bed and want to read it, you need both hands to hold it, and after a short time your arms become heavy. Why, then, should such a book be done? There is only one reason: Because it is saugut.
The book I'm talking about is the new Tim Ferris. You may know him from his bestsellers “The 4 Hour Week” or “The 4 Hour Body”. His new work is called "Tools of the Titans".
Best-of from the celebrity country
The book is, so to speak, a written “best-of” of the podcast talk shows that Ferris has been leading with more or less prominent guests for several years. You don't know most of the people in the book in Germany - and you probably don't know some in the States either, but they are still very interesting people.
But there are also a couple of well-known names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marc Andreessen, Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel, Scott Adams, Kevin Costner, Paulo Coelho and Jamie Foxx.
How the others do it ...
They all chatter a little from their lives, give insight into how to keep fit, what drives them, what they eat, what they do to sleep well, what rituals they have, how to best invest their money, which Mistakes one should absolutely avoid with anything and so on and so forth.
All the things we know about ourselves and who have already occupied us. This is for the most part very inspiring. But much of it leaves us completely cold because it does not concern us.
People are different
But as Ferris himself says: What makes one person interested and enthusiastic is completely irrelevant for the other.
The people are different. "This book is a buffet," Ferris writes, and everyone should choose what they like best or what they would like to try. Therefore, his “Rule No. 1” for reading his book is also: “skip a lot”.
A wonderful book to browse
The book is divided into three major parts: health, wealth, and wisdom. For Ferris, these are “the three pillars on which life is based.”
In addition to the summaries of the discussions with his talk show guests, the book contains so-called “topic chapters” in each area, in which Ferris himself comments on certain questions. These sections alone justify the purchase of the book. Among other things, it is about unusual and effective body weight exercises
5 Tools to get a better sleep
- 5 morning rituals that will get me off to a good start ("Point 1: Make Your Bed!" Or "Point 3: Do 5 to 10 Repetitions of Anything")
- Basics for brain training
- No, if it matters
- Lazy: A manifesto
- A few practice-oriented thoughts about suicide (For me one of the strongest chapters in the book)
Be careful with the golf ball!
The book is - typically Ferris - easy written and great to read. Often it is also funny and humorous.
On page 30, for example, he gave the tip to roll the foot on a golf ball in order to increase the mobility of the ischiocrural muscles. In addition, the warning: "But put a towel under the golf ball so that you do not slip and shoot your dog's eye!"
“Tools of the Titans” by Tim Ferris is a wonderful book for browsing on cold, dark rainy days.
Inspirational, entertaining, educational, optimistic. Buy it, read it, give it to your relatives and friends.
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