Book Review: The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss – The Boys Big Book of Bragging and Party Tricks

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss Review by Vago Damitio I hate Tim Ferriss.*** I hate him because he is so god-damn good at what I’d like to be good at. He’s a genius and whether that genius is like … Continue reading “Book Review: The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss – The Boys Big Book of Bragging and Party Tricks”

The Boys Big Book of Bragging and Party Tricks
Review by Vago Damitio

I hate Tim Ferriss.*** I hate him because he is so god-damn good at what I’d like to be good at. He’s a genius and whether that genius is like that of P.T. Barnum or that of Bill Gates – it doesn’t matter, because the fact is – there’s no denying that Ferriss is a genius.

This book would have been better titled – The Silicon Valley Urban Survival Manual or The Big Boys Book of Bragging and Party Tricks but a part of his genius is the ability to market himself and his exploits. Those books wouldn’t have had the same appeal with his target audience. Rich or at least aspiring rich people who enjoy watching Top Chef and want to be able to impress their friends with their ability to make a foam or chiffon a basil leaf.

First of all. I liked the book and I recommend it. It’s fun and Tim Ferris shares some really great techniques and information about cooking, about memorizing a deck of cards, about how to skin a rabbit, and about how to blow a hard boiled egg out of the shell. It took me about a week to read it and during that time I’ve made about ten of the recipes and they were good. Plus, I learned some great cooking ‘tricks’ which was what I was hoping to get from the book.

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Book Review: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Review by Vago Damitio

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Let me get this out of the way. I like Chris Guillebeau. I haven’t met him in person, but I’ve been connected with him on social media for quite a while now, I subscribe to his email newsletter and I think he’s one smart dude. I admire what he has done and continues to do.

I feel like it’s important to share that before I begin this review because I’m going to be brutally honest about a few things both positive and negative in this review. Things about Chris, about the book, about the vast majority of people out there, and about myself. So, if you’re willing to accept that, please read on. Continue reading “Book Review: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau”