The 4-Hour Body is NOW OUT – Live Q&A Today, New Trailer, Free Books, and Much More

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Today is the day.

After three years of work, The 4-Hour Body is available everywhere!

I work very hard on my books. My first and previous book, The 4-Hour Workweek, has an 5-star average on Amazon with more than 1,000 reviews, and it has been a Top-10 Amazon Customer Favorite:

Compared to that book, I spent 3 TIMES longer on the new book — The 4-Hour Body — to ensure it worked with men and women, with young and old.

It is the definitive choose-your-own-adventure guide to the human body, ranging from fat-loss and muscular gain to sex and sleep. Everything is tested and it all works.

I have now negotiated the price down to a mere $14.50.

Why? Because I’m proud of this book and want it to be #1 on The New York Times bestseller list. That said, I have a very tough opponent. The Guinness Book of World Records is #1 for this week every year. Last I looked, Guinness was barely ahead of me:

With your help, I can beat them.


In this post, and until 12 midnight Friday (Dec. 17), I will:

– Offer complementary “thank you” gifts to anyone who has, or will, buy a copy of The 4-Hour Body.

– Offer $260 of kick-ass goods to anyone who buys 3 copies (costs less than $45).

– Offer a free $16,000 trip to the person who promotes The 4-Hour Body best this week.

In addition to getting new readers, I also want to reward people who pre-ordered long ago, and help readers who missed past prizes due to tech glitches. So, here we go, one at a time…

One Book

If you buy, or have bought, The 4-Hour Body in any format:

Until Friday at midnight PST, you can get a FREE digital PDF copy of The 4-Hour Workweek (usually $20) and a free copy of “The Slow-Carb Diet: Volume 1” (not available anywhere else), both hosted by E-Junkie.


If you haven’t already, buy The 4-Hour Body for about $14.50 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or through any other retailer. If you buy it in a book store, keep the receipt. Only hardcover counts for the bestseller lists, so it’s easily the most helpful for me (please!), but you can buy any format: Audiobook (abridged), Kindle, Nook, etc..


Fill out this short form. You’ll get the PDFs within 72 hours.

Three Books (US shipping addresses for the books, please)

If you want to buy 3 copies, you can get $260 of bonuses for less than $45 of books:

– 1 bottle of Super Cissus RX ($45), one of my staple supplements.

– 3-month Daily Burn Pro membership ($30)

– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)

– 3 months Evernote Premium (first 500 only!) ($15)

“Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi ($100 for full course)

– Digital copy of “The 4-Hour Workweek” ($20)

– The Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)


Buy three copies on Amazon or elsewhere.


Fill out this short form. Done.

Promote your heart out, live like a rockstar

If you want to go for the gold, get amped and promote The 4-Hour Body this week (deadline is 12 midnight PST, Friday) and tell me what you did in the comments. Measure your impact (clicks, sales, etc.) whenever possible.

If you are the best promoter, judged by me and a panel of friends, you get to pick one trip of a lifetime… for free. I will almost definitely be in attendance:

8-Day Argentina Snow Adventure in Patagonia

10-Day Private Tour of India, including Miss India

How to promote? That’s up to you. E-mail your friends, share links (like on Facebook, join relevant LinkedIn groups, give a copy to a popular radio station as a giveaway… it’s entirely up to you!

Here are the descriptions:

8-Day Argentina Snow Adventure in Patagonia

Eight-day guided ski-snowboard adventure in mystical Patagonia, Argentina. Your guides introduce you to the best skiing, local culture, outstanding meals and red wines. Visit charming villages, situated on glacier cut lakes and national parks.

Also includes roundtrip economy airfare from and back to the U.S. I’m almost 100% that I’ll be there, as I LOVE Argentina, especially Patagonia. Provided by Powderquest — check ’em out. Yoga in between runs, if you like? Malbec or hot chocolate? Yes, please.

Date: TBD based on your availability.

(Photo: DJ DeepS)

10-Day Private Tour of India, including Miss India

10-day “SamaSundarbans” trip to West Bengal with Tim Ferriss and his friends, where you will meet some of Samasource’s Service Partners and experience the beauty of India. After two days visiting Samasource’s Service Partners in Kolkata, enjoy a five-day tour across the Sundarbans.

Bengali for “beautiful forests,” the Sundarbans are an “alluvial archipelago” of 102 islands settled between the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers and accessible only by boat. Take a river cruise and observe the region’s diverse wildlife including saltwater crocodiles, bullsharks, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. After enjoying your eco-friendly expedition and luxury lodging in the Sundarbans, journey back to Kolkata and let our field associates and former Miss India Sandhya Chib give you an authentic taste of India! Long known as the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is the main business, commercial, and financial hub of eastern India and burgeoning urban metropolis. After exploring the city’s historical and popular landmarks, enjoy a special South Asian dinner in your honor, hosted by Miss India and special guests.

Includes: Economy airfare to and from India. Accommodations and internal transportation for entire trip in West Bengal, meals during Sundarbans tour, dinner with Miss India, Tim Ferriss, and special guests.

Date: TBD based on your availability.



Which adventure will you choose in this choose-your-own-adventure post?

No matter what, there’s one starting point: The 4-Hour Body.

Start a domino effect that will make 2011 your best year yet.


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  1. Looks likes its going to be another big winner..people will enjoy this one..thanks a lot Tim

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

    1. Where are the Bonus Materials?

      I bought the book and read it. Its GREAT and worth much more than its price. Dont think about it and just buy it! I began implementing some of the weight loss suggestions even before finishing the book. Tim really breaks it down to make it easy.

      However, the book list numerous Bonus Material (Removing Stubborn Thigh Fat, etc.) available on the website using passwords hidden in the book (like he did with the 4HWW), but I cant find them anywhere on the web.

      HELP PLEASE !!

      1. Tim,

        Great book you have really out done yourself this time!!

        I bought the audio book off ITUNES and I can’t find the PDF’s you mentioned about the workouts. Can you tell me where they are?



      2. Hey Matt,

        More coming soon on this. They made the PDFs hard to find. I hope to post shortly!



      3. Anything yet on the Bonus Material? In particular ‘Removing stubborn thigh fat’ & ‘Tricking the hypothalamus’.

        (As per Tim’s comment : December 20th, 2010 10:58 am)

        Love, love, love the book! Couldn’t believe my luck when it arrived as a gift! I’m obsessed!

  2. Hi Tim,

    Good luck with the launch, I’ve read the sample chapter and loved it!

    I’m trying to order the Kindle version as I’m in the UK, and want to start reading it now but It says its not available yet!?

    Could you look into this?



  3. 2 books ordered here (actually pre ordered months ago). Thanks for the all the bonuses that you are offering everyone. Good luck with your new book and making it to #1.

    1. Oh my it is Paul Coligan!

      Are you going to do before and after picture on your blog with Tim Ferriss’s 4 Hour Body guide?

    2. It’s time to unleash everything now. You’ve dropped bak dows to rank 6 on Amazon. But I’m sure you still got something in your sleeve. 🙂

  4. Heya Tim,

    I am really looking forward to reading your book, I was one of the first to pre-order your book through amazon months ago (within a minute after your request) but now I feel a bit sad…

    Not only has the price come down since then (I am paying 24 dollars + shipping according to Amazon) but also the delivery time has been growing out of proportion. Normally I am very content with their standard shipping, but now I am informed that I will get your book somewhere in the last half of January 2011. Is there some difference in the Amazon batch between the pre-ordered ones and the normally ordered ones? Frankly, running to my local bookstore to get it seems like a far better deal than pre-ordering….

    I know this is not your fault and you cannot help this but I felt the need to post it somewhere…. I just want to read your book and start my new fitness regime next year 😀

    Best regards,


  5. Why the hell is amazon so slow on sending this book!! I want to have it right now. Amazon will send it to me on saturday the 18th, but I bought it a few months ago. Damn it!

    And even the try, getting the ebook included in the special gift package didn’t quite work out, I haven’t got it yet, but I so wanna read it right know.

    I loved the 4hww and I think 4 hour body will be usable in a much bigger variety of areas in life!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Tim.


  6. Tim, congratulations with having your book out today!

    Can’t wait to read it so i just bought the Kindle version while waiting on the hardcover from hopshopgo! 🙂

    I’m very curious if the big bonus packages (1.000 up to 10.000 books) are sold! Should be nice for your ‘becoming number 1’ goal!

    (I see you removed the ‘“Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi’ course from the list of bonuses when you buy one book, is this still available for the land rush people? Just asking because the form is identical to the land rush one ;))

  7. Just a massive big congrats Tim! I’ll be making sure to spread the interview we did together throughout the day and letting the RISE community know. Go get ’em! (and down with Bush…you know…the book..;)

  8. Hello,

    I have ordered the book on the first batch, but still have not received the gifts. Do I have to resubmit ?

    Thank you.

  9. Are we going to have to wait a lot for the spanish translation? I prefear to wait a litlle bit to be sure of understanding everything!

    My best wishes from Madrid, Spain. Your first book is still en my top 3 😉

  10. Tim,

    Although I can’t get a post up by this Friday, I will promote it for sure. I have a big fitness list and a High-Traffic Fitness Blog. I pre-ordered it a couple of weeks ago and jazzed to get my hands on this!


  11. Hello Tim,

    Just a promotion idea for you: Steve Pavlina sent an electronic copy of his book “personal development for smart people” for every blogger who write a review about his book and give a link to his web site.

    (And he put these bloggers’ review links in his web site)

    This way you’ll guarantee a lot of links and increase your pagerank naturally.

    If you send me a free electronic copy of your book, I’ll write a review in my blog and send you the link. (I’m a Turkish blogger, so you can also get a Turkish review by this way)

    1. If I recall right and it was what Tim did with his 4HW book. I believe he continue to do this concept but market it differently.

      I am curious how TIm did and I hope he share his strategy.

  12. Good luck against Guinness, nice adversary, but they don’t make great beer, so you’ll do great. Touch wood.

    I’ve got 5 copies on the way to Oz, but I’m travelling in Vietnam and hungry for the book, so here comes the Kindle edition…

    Is the facebook live chat the one included with the previous promo?

    Emailing now for the trip…

  13. As the shipping costs to deliver to Singapore are around $50 on Amazon, I went for the Kindle version… Sorry not to help you for the NYT list.

    1. hey,

      Kinokuniya might have the book these days, talked to them, really wanted to have the Hardcover here in Singapore :)!


  14. I went a little crazy and bought the 30 books via EventBrite. I don’t think the supplement/DailyBurn/Evernote portion was included with that. If I send my receipt for the 30 book purchase can I get in on these extras as well?

    Thanks Tim, I’m stoked!

  15. Hey Tim,

    I was really amazed when I read about your promotions. As luck would have it, I just started a blog about my Four Hour Body Experience. It is really new but I will be populating it with as much content as humanly possible this week. I imagine that once the book is in my hands, finding interesting content to talk about will be no problem.

    I really think it will be a good promoter for the book as well as a personal tool to keep me on track as I attempt to transform my health and fitness.



  16. Quick question…

    I ordered 5 books through the promotion this weekend on Eventbrite. I am a little concerned about that process. I haven’t seen any information other than the “Eventbrite Ticket”.

    When do we expect those to ship?

    I’m considering buying 3 more today for presents for other people, but I want to make certain all my previous orders are in the queue.

    After today I will have ordered a total of 9 books…

    I am DYING to read this book…probably going to store to buy today, wish my pre-ordered copies were here!

    1. Same here! Still haven’t received anything after buying another 5 books.. and I think the Q&A was today so we missed that 🙁

      Anyone else have problems with eventbrite?

    1. Hi,

      I’ve worked out that if you temporarily transfer your account to the, you can get the book and then transfer back to – just ‘manage your kindle’ and change your address.

      Good luck!

  17. Dude, now I understand what’s going through the heads of all those Harry Potter fanatics hanging out in costume till midnight at Barnes and Noble waiting for the latest installment in the series. Never in my life have I awaited a new book with more anticipation or excitement than 4HB, and can’t wait get fired into my copy later today. Congrats and best wishes!

  18. Great opportunities. Looking forward to the slow carb diet in addition to my pre-ordered copies of 4hb.

    I’m in my late 40s and will consider this a great experiment. The way it is now, if I just *look* at dessert I gain weight (so it seems, anyway).

    My 2nd copy is going to my 76 year old mom. She’s always up for trying new things too.

    Hopefully the USPS doesn’t muck up the delivery too much.

  19. Tim,

    we spoke briefly on Vinny D’s phone on dec 6th.

    Just wanted to stop by and say congrats on the release and all the best with the launch. Its too bad your book purchasing bonuses weren’t available in Canada, i would’ve purchased 30, based on your cool prize list.

    Lets stop neglecting the great white north. haha I’m sure your friends at Shopify, in Canada’s capital, would also agree with me. 😉

    Be well.

  20. Congrats Tim, I’ve pre-orderer the sign hard copy and could not wait for delivery, so I also bought the e-book a 3h AM.

    Is there a way that we can follow Live, your climbing of the New York Times Best Seller List?

    Patrick O’Brien from Quebec

  21. Tim, could you clarify when we should expect something in our inbox if we purchased books for the preorder promotion last week? Wouldn’t want to register twice.

  22. Congrats Tim, I’m looking forward to receiving my copies! I ordered them through around mid October – they apparently won’t be delivered until February though so I hope your VAs will send me a digital copy later this week. Any tips for surviving a cold winter btw?

  23. Preordered the book through, and I cannot wait! I’ve been talking about it on my Facebook page, and a good number of my friends haven’t heard of you (yet). They seem intrigued, and I think a fair number of them will likely buy the book to see what it’s about.

    Great work on everything, Tim!

  24. Just got the postman with a box here in Hamburg / Germany.

    It seems that I got a paperback version without the nice blue hologram picture. But anyway – it’s not about the cover – it’ about the content!

    This will be an nice reading evening.

    Cheers, René

  25. Hi Tim,

    Brilliant job on getting the book out, I’m very much looking forward to reading it.

    Any news on Amazon UK / Kindle availability?



  26. My preordered/signed copy is in the mail as of today, and I’ve signed up to get the pdfs as well. =)

    Thanks Tim.

  27. What’s Up Tim,

    iTunes audio Version @ over $26.00 in Canada, No Apple Version for the iPad reader…

    I Loved the 4 hour work week and have been a faithful follower of your many blogs…

    I will buy a copy of your new book, god only knows (no everyone knows) I could use it…

    Keep Up the great & wacky stuff… By the way using Evernote been a blast, real helpful, while travelling this year…

    Andy G…

  28. Tim

    Thanks a lot

    I was able to buy 3 more books, on top of my preorder from a month ago, and now with your extended offers, Amazon would not let me buy more, I wanted at least 2 more for my Brother and sisters, I will definitely order them soon. this is such a great holiday gift.

    Thanks again and wil see you at your NYC party.

  29. I preordered 5 signed copies and sent the PDF for the >3 prizes. Not sure though which physical goods can be sent to international addresses, either way whatever can be sent will be great.

    Thanks Tim

  30. >> 10-Day Private Tour of India, including Miss India <<

    Just wanted clarification.. how does the 10day tour of miss India work?? 🙂

  31. Congratulations Tim!

    Yesterday I saw that a coworker of mine had just purchased a copy of The 4 HWW and was reading it.

    “What are you reading?” I asked.

    He responded rather timidly, “Have you heard of Tim Ferriss?”

    I couldn’t help but smile. 🙂

    We talked for awhile about The 4HWW and then I added “You know he has a new book coming out tomorrow called The 4-Hour Body”? “You BETTER get reading my friend!”

    I was SO excited to see my pre-ordered copies had shipped yesterday.

    I’ve been looking forward to this day for a LONG time. It feels like it’s Christmas already! I’m SO looking forward to putting your methods to the test, especially as they relate to building muscle and fat loss. I’m looking forward to sharing the results with the world!

    Cheers my friend!

      1. Hi,

        I can’t get the form to pop up for the free bonuses? It says it’s not available to be viewed by the public. I know this promotion week may be over but I did order the book through Amazon on December 10th(along with 4hour workweek). Is there anyway I can stil get the bonuses? Loving the books so far by the way. Thanks!


  32. I pre-ordered 5 books, and am far too excited to be getting them. Thanks, Tim, for sharing the fruits of your labours and for offering such interesting bonuses! I’m in Canada, so I’m not sure what your team can send my way, but the real prize is the book itself!

    Guinness doesn’t have a chance – buena suerte, Tim!

  33. I bought the books at separate times. Two of them at the end of September at B&N and one today on Amazon. I pasted 3 screen shots of the receipt together as one image. I hope that will work!

  34. It looks like the link to your facebook profile is pointing to the 3 book wufoo page. I hope I’m able to join you for the Q&A.

  35. The downside to pre-ordering months ago is now I have to wait for it to be delivered. I’ve checked three times already today, so yeah, I’m a little excited.

  36. Hey Tim,

    I’m buying the book at Chapters in Canada. If I scan the receipt will it still qualify for the PDF offer?

    Thanks in advance for your response!

    Tim S.

      1. I ordered today, but am not comfortable sharing all the info on the amazon receipt. My order number is 03-7976840-8857828. Please link me to the cookbook. Can’t wait to read it.


      2. Please just blur out the information on the receipt besides name, order #, whatever you’re comfortable with. Sorry, but we need to use the form to keep my staff sane. This week has too many moving pieces otherwise!

  37. Hi Tim,

    Starting reading the book today on my Kindle & so far it’s fascinating (as a phsycian & a fan of informatics/outliers).

    Minor comment in ref to Location 748 (kindle ref) where you say: “That is, if you’re a critical intervention patient, such as a morbidly obese type 1 diabetic”. Most type 1 diabetics are not morbidly obese & in fact are thin and young at onset of the disease. As I’m sure you know, type 1 DM is autoimmune & not associated w/obesity, as is type 2 DM. So, your example seems more plausibly to refer to someone with type 2 DM?


      1. Glad to help – definitely a bit sleep deprived today, having stayed up pretty late last night reading the book ;). Best of luck.

  38. Where do we post questions/errata regarding 4HB? e.g. the chart on pg 180 does not include a listing for myotatic crunch, thus there is no comparison between it and the other crunch types. Or is the EMG for myotatic crunch listed elsewhere?

    1. Hi James,

      Thanks for the comment. I’ll be putting up a form for errata, for sure, but the myotatic crunch isn’t included yet because — to my knowledge — no one has done testing with an EMG on the movement!

      I really appreciate the attention to detail,


  39. The first time I read this I saw “FREE digital PDF copy of The 4-Hour Body.” Oops.

    Apparently that was just wishful thinking since it actually says pdf of the 4HWW (which I own both the hardbound AND kindle version of already.)

    I’m interested in the other items but I REALLY wanted an e-book version of the 4HB since Amazon still says “shipping soon” on my order (pre-ordered ages ago!) Argh. I might have to buy the kindle version if this doesn’t ship today! 4 Hour Body 4 Hilary Baumann !!! 🙂

  40. Great! finally! purchased it on amazon (along with 4hww and paleo diet book) with a bit of luck i ll have them here (in argentina) by the end of december!

    1. Well im from the Netherlands and I was able to order it last week from a local book store… only thing that sucks is it doesn’t mention the names of the purchased books only the price haha 😀

  41. Woohoo!! I bought 10 books on Eventbrite the other day and two digital copies!!

    My site launches this week and I’ll be doing lots of promos & book giveaways. SUPER EXCITED to see the results!!!



  42. Tim,

    Does promoting your book as an Amazon affiliate count? I have a couple of fitness sites I can throw up a few links on if that helps your promotion.

      1. Tim,

        Lovin’ the book, Bro. I have been interested in placebo effect and have noticed measurable results when my belief, image projection and attitude change in accordance to my workouts. Being that it can still be measured and tested, how do you feel about exploring that? Kettle bells first entered my work outs when I discovered crossfit, how do you feel about their philosophy? Just curious. By the way, your writing is lively and entertaining as well as informative, my personal criteria for non-fiction. Thanks!!!!!

  43. Congratulations on the new book!

    I’ve just ordered 2, the shipping to the UK is expensive before Xmas, but I’m hoping it will be worth it.

    If I ordered 3, would I be eligible for any of the extra gifts? (understanding that you’ve specified US addresses for the books)



  44. I Discovered a hack in my university’s webmail that allows me to send an email from any email address therefore granting me access to the entire university Listserv.

    If I can find a way to avoid getting caught or expelled i’ll have close to 27,000 interested in and at the very least aware of The 4-Hour Body by the end of the week.

    Keep it up Tim!

  45. Link in your post: Do a two-hour live Q&A about the book today (Tues), starting at 2:30pm EST on Facebook ( goes to Wufoo form…needs changing.

  46. Congratulations Tim! You must be so proud. It’s like you gave birth to a 500 page baby who already knows way more than it should about sex.

  47. I’m already half way through reading it, and already had my first slow-carb breakfast! I’m going to try to suck as many friends and relatives into a fat loss competition as I can.

  48. Tim,

    You are an amazing man and I have a deep respect for you. I have already ordered two books and I am about to buy a third for my friend. I want to let you know that I will be featuring a before and after post on my blog to give more credibility and proof for the skeptics in my social circle. I cannot wait to start digging into the buffet of information that you have rendered us in this book. I hope to talk with you sometime in the future whether it be tomorrow or ten years from now. I am like you and do not care for the material things of life, but the truth of what life has to offer especially in this day and age. Until that day that we meet, take care my friend.

    -Barnaby Alkire

  49. Anyone worked out how to get this in any format in the UK?

    Pre-ordered a couple of weeks ago – predicting delivery around 22nd.

    Tried to order on Kindle, but amazon tells me I can’t order from the UK.

    Trying to order Nook on B&N site, but getting the same isse.

    I’m leaving for a business trip in the next couple of days and would love to take the book with me in some format.

  50. Should we have received a confirmation number for the 3-book gifts on the land-rush promotion? i signed up again because I hadn’t heard anything, and have been religiously checking the spam filter, but so far nothing. The wufoo form confirmed my uploaded receipt and said that an email would be coming soon. Sorry for the duplicate entry – i only want the bonuses once. 🙂

  51. At this rate, I’m going to be giving these books away for years….but I ordered 3 more.

    Can’t wait to get my preorder in the mail this week ^_^

  52. The trailer by Epipheo is really good! I’m going to get the book either way, but for people who are undecided, that kind of fun explanation of what the book is about could be very convincing.

  53. I pre-ordered the book a while ago and applied for the bonuses in your earlier giveaway (The Land Rush: 48 Hours to Claim $4,000,000 in Prizes). I haven’t received any of the rewards or any notifications of such so I’m hoping my application was processed! I’m really keen for Ramit Sethi’s course and the Slow-Carb Cookbook 🙂

  54. Got 3 books!

    This will be extremely fun, looking forward to test this stuff myself.

    I am really happy to get the Super Cissus from USP because I have had joint pains for a year now, and just getting back to training at the same time as applying many of these principles. Let`s see the gains and loss of pain.

  55. Congrats on the release!! So excited about this book, Tim. My copy comes in the mail tomorrow.

    Again, a HUGE congratulations!

  56. WOW! Just demolished about half the book today, some of that stuff is amazing, that section on Michael Phelps was so obvious and yet I would never had thought of it as a factor at all!

    Probably gonna finish the rest of it tonight, only bought it on kindle so won’t count towards NY Bestseller but I left a review on amazon! Hope it gets there massive fan!

  57. WOW! Just demolished about half the book today, some of that stuff is amazing, that section on Michael Phelps was so obvious and yet I would never had thought of it as a factor at all!

    Probably gonna finish the rest of it tonight, only bought it on kindle so won’t count towards NY Bestseller but I left a review on amazon! Hope it gets there massive fan!

  58. Hi there,

    I preordered 3 books, 2 from Amazon, 1 from Barnes & Noble (I wanted a signed copy for myself!).

    Since I bought three, I was hoping to qualify for the 3 book complimentary stuffs, however, the form to apply for it only let me send 1 screenshot (being the Amazon receipt).

    How can I send you the second one?

    Please let me know!

    Margaret Taylor

  59. Sorry Tim – I’ve been a little low on funds as I crawl my way back to the top so I won’t be able to purchase your book right now. I guess there is some light for you and me though, that’s because I’m already on the list to pick it up from my local library. They ordered enough that I be the first to get it. Hopefully, today or tomorrow. Good luck – hope to cross paths some day.

    1. No problem at all, Radman! Thank you so much for your support, and for commenting. I’m doing my best to get copies out to libraries everywhere. I hope you enjoy it!

      All the best,


  60. Already bought (in Sept) a signed copy and I can’t wait to read it! My only issue, and it is kind of big. Is that had to buy the signed edition from Barnes & Noble. I would have rather bought it from Amazon. I dislike BN.

  61. Ok, so I got the book,, I have not had a chance to read it all of course but I’m a little confused… My goal was to lose weight and add muscle. I’m 5’7 185 lbs. My goal weight is 155 to 160 with an Athletic build. I read the lose 20lbs section and part of the muscle gain section. It seems like they offer 2 different diets? I’m also a little confused about the weight training part. Any chance you could break it down for me? What is most effective for me and anyone else that’s looking for a similar build. I’ll continue to read of course but I just couldn’t wait to get to the sections I felt applied most to me.

    Also, I sent you pic of receipt and a little worried the pic was too small lol=P

  62. Hi Tim,

    I ordered a copy of the book back in October. Checked my order today with B&N and says it hasn’t shipped yet.

    Looking forward to reading it. 🙂

  63. Hope this didn’t become a dupe comment. If so, my bad.. Ok, so I got the book,, I have not had a chance to read it all of course but I’m a little confused… My goal was to lose weight and add muscle. I’m 5’7 185 lbs. My goal weight is 155 to 160 with an Athletic build. I read the lose 20lbs section and part of the muscle gain section. It seems like they offer 2 different diets? I’m also a little confused about the weight training part. Any chance you could break it down for me? What is most effective for me and anyone else that’s looking for a similar build. I’ll continue to read of course but I just couldn’t wait to get to the sections I felt applied most to me.

    Also, I sent you pic of receipt and a little worried the pic was too small lol=P

  64. So I go on and find 96 reviews: 94 five star reviews 1 four star review and 1 one star review. I refresh the page and the 1 star review disappeared. WTF is this? Are you censoring your book’s reviews?

    1. Hey Jake,

      Thanks for the comment!

      Nope, I’m not censoring my reviews. I have no power to do so. Here’s what I suspect happened is the following, as I saw it with my last release. If a review was “This is fake! How could 50 reviews come out on the first day!” with a 1-star review (Answer: review and advanced copies), if enough people flag it as “inappropriate”, it gets reviewed. This “This is fake! These comments are fake!” is not a review of the book, the review then gets removed.

      I’m running around and am barely online this week due to media, etc. I don’t have the power (nor inclination) to delete 1-star reviews. There are a few more up now anyway 🙂

      All the best,


      1. There are trolls on and launching the blog collecting deleted negative reviews. Good thing there is a reply button where it give me an opportunity to defend the 4HB integrity.

        Those accusations they made are based on baseless facts. When my books arrive from BN and I will make sure to give a honest review which I hope to balance out.

      2. Okay so I trust your ass 100%. You are the living proof-nothing is more of a guarantee than that. I ordered my 3 books (gave out two and read from mine to countless ears)and i am a big vlogger since last year when i went on HCG–I’m no superstar but some of my videos have like 6000 hits so I totally made a video today (mostly to the HCG diet community-which is quite large) just letting them know there is something new that also targets fat loss quickly and lets us chow down frequently!

        i wanna go to india.


        I started diet yesterday. beans scared me because I have been conditioned to think they are “too carby” and would make me hungry-but i always loved beans -so thanks for bringing them back into my life. i expect outrageous results-very excited.

        your fan and cheerleader


  65. I was skeptical at first thinking this was yet another fitness book to dupe people to buying for the holidays. However, the stuff on kettlebells is true. I have been teaching kettlebells as a personal trainer and have used them myself to get results. Of course, it is important to have an instructor who is knowledgeable. While, as the book says, the swing gets you places, there is so much more to kettlebells that can get your way more results.

    Women love kettlebell training because it does make them stronger, faster. The instantaneous loading of the upper body at the top of the swing forces the body to do something it would not normally do – lift a heavier weight than it thinks it can.

    I have yet to read the rest of the book and verify.

  66. Congrats on the book coming out. Unfortunately I’m not in the US so cant help you out with the launch, but will be picking up a kindle copy 🙂 Very excited to read it!


    Hi, Tim.

    The “Land Rush” promotion did seem to be a bit… rushed. I know you are a big fan of time constraints. But this time I think the promotion ended a bit too soon, before the buying momentum could properly peak. Because the last promotion was so strict on the deadline, I don’t know if we can get the momentum going again in 48 Hours. Because most people thought the last deadline was the true deadline, I’m getting negative responses from people who kind of feel cheated for participating in the last promo. They bought the books thinking there was going to be only one promotion, and now that there is a second(almost identical) promotion they are getting buyers remorse big time! some are talking refunds. The high excitement that drove people to the Land Rush is in small part turning against the book.

    It might be a good idea to extend it to Sunday.

    It also depends on how much momentum you can build from your party tonight! Pump up the volume! (I know that was a bit… lame)

    I’m doing a twitter and stumble upon campaign. Hopefully that will be enough to put you over the hump. Got a few hundred clicks last time. I’ll let you know how it goes this time in a later comment.

    Good Luck.

    Have fun at the Party tonight, everybody!


  68. Toward the end of the book (at least the Kindle Edition) –

    “For this and much more, visit the free message boards (where I also post answers and suggestions) at”

    Could you be a little more specific? There are no messageboards there that I can see.

    1. That actually refers to the “Blog” on that page, which brings you here! This is an example of me answering a question 🙂

      1. Fair enough. Thank you for the response!

        I like your last two chapters on spotting bad science.

        By the way, your assertion w/r to Splenda’s effect on gut bacteria is incomplete. No, I don’t work for the makers of Splenda – I’m a programmer trying to get thinner/fit. I’ve been researching your various assertions in the book to decide what to adapt for my journey to fitness.

      2. Hi Russell,

        I had some of my researchers look into this. Here’s the response:


        Just dug into this a little bit more. Here’s Seth Roberts’ take on it (

        “More The makers of Splenda issued a press release that could not be less convincing. The study, it says, has “major deficiencies” that include “a lack of appropriate control groups necessary for understanding results.” No statement of what those control groups are. The press release also claims that because the investigators did not measure food and water intake, the results are meaningless! The idiotic press release is made even more curious by the statement quoted in the comments below, that “Drs. Abou-Donia and Schiffman admitted that some of the results recorded in their report submitted to the court were not actually observed or were based on experiments that had not been conducted.” But these, too, are not described. Which means to me that the details are not on Splenda’s side, or they would have been presented. It sounds like really bad news for Splenda.”

        While the press release is no longer available online, the quotes seem almost identical to the ones listed in the articles submitted by your commenter.

        Also, I wend directly to the panel’s published findings at PubMed (

        “The Expert Panel found that the study was deficient in several critical areas and that its results cannot be interpreted as evidence that either Splenda, or sucralose, produced adverse effects in male rats, including effects on gastrointestinal microflora, body weight, CYP450 and P-gp activity, and nutrient and drug absorption.”

        But again, it doesn’t say what the “critical areas” are that are deficient, and it’s published under the ominous-sounding affiliation of “Independent Consultant.”

        **Bottom line – your text stands, leave it as is.**


        Hope that helps!

  69. Hi, just bought your book. Raced through the whole thing – fantastic! Got a question though: where are the bonus material/message boards you refer to before the index? Not spotting any links…


  70. Tim, the Kindle edition isn’t available in Australia. Is that your choice or Amazon’s, or someone else? Is there any way that can be fixed?!

    1. Second this – I would like to support your book but the Kindle version is not available in Australia yet. I’m sure it’ll all be resolved soon, but its a little annoying that (paid for) digital content is delayed and can’t be made available simultaneously and globally in this day and age.

      1. Thanks, RW. Is there a Kindle workaround anyone knows of? Anyone?

        If someone wants to order a US-only Kindle book from overseas, and hacks or workarounds?

      2. I was able to get the kindle version in Australia through my American amazon account. Any chance you could get to amazon US and make a US account? Just an idea, not sure if it’s possible for someone in Oz. I had my US account before I arrived in Oz. Good luck

      3. I ordered my book straight from the US store, but I had to wait for Pacific time in the US in order to do it (I’m in Japan at the moment). Have you tried ordering/can you order from the US store?

      4. There sure is. You just change your Kindle’s address to a fake European or American address, if you’re doing it through the device. Or buy it on your Amazon account on the website.

      5. You can buy kindle versions from even if you’re outside of US (at least it works for me and I’m in Canada)

      6. @tim & @rw

        Here’s my kindle workaround…ordered the kindle book from Australia 2 hours ago without a problem

        1. Grab a copy of hotspot shield (free) – its an anonymous proxy/browsing tool that once connected Amazon will no longer detect you’re not in the US

        2. Search “tim ferriss kindle” in google and the amazon 4hb book link should be in position 2-3, click on to open up (kindle book wont show in amazon search results outside US)

        3. If you have a non-US amazon account it will still say in the right hand sidebar “title not available in blablabla”. About an inch underneath that it has a link that says something like “moved country recently” or similar, click that

        (*this link didnt show until I had hotspotshield activated)

        4. You’ll then be given the option to change the address your Kindle is associated with. I used a real US based address I grabbed off a website online

        5. Once I changed my kindle address, I was able to purchase the book using one-click-checkout and it downloaded to Kindle on ipad without an issue.

        ***This doesn’t seem to affect regular purchases as put an order through after that to test and went through fine to my regular Sydney shipping address.

      7. Hey Tim,

        I am in Australia and have a work around for buying the kindle edition through Amazon that is SUPER easy.

        1. Download Hotspot Shield for free and install

        2. Delete all cookies on your computer and restart your browser

        3. Turn on Hotspot shield (this will make amazon think your computer is in the USA by giving you a US IP address)

        4. Log into Amazon and change your address to a US address (a fake one is fine)

        5. Buy the book (kindle edition) …. SIMPLE

        Took me 5 minutes and I am now half way through after 2 days and frantically trying to figure out to reverse my shoulder, sternum and color bone aches.

        Going to try ART in Sydney!

        Amazing book.

        Many thanks,

        Nick Broadhurst


  71. Is it wrong that I am checking my mail box every day for my book?

    Tim… I did pre order during that first 72 hour promotion, but I did not receive a confirmation email or the gifts (would really like to start shopping for the cookbook)

    Do I need to resubmit, reapply or am I just being impatient?

    thanks alot

  72. hello tim & community, hopefully this is the best/most ethical way to contact you as per your contact page. i am a 31 yr old male living in the bay area, very ill with unspecified auto-immune-like conditions. i eat paleo, and take way too many supplements at the behest of my doctor. i read & study obsessively, but due to my health issues i cannot say that i am successful in any exciting way. i hope that your book will give me some ideas about what i can do to heal, but at this point, years of struggling against an invisible force, i am prone to pessimism.

    Tim, in your book-buying-prize contest you mentioned a full body testing that isn’t available to the public. is there any way i can attain this testing? i am willing to be a transparent case study, and its probably obvious that i am not wealthy enough to afford this on my own. one of the side effects of my condition is lack of humor and creativity as my brain isn’t operating 100% yet, so i haven’t been able to come up with a way to monetize/fund my healing.

    thank you for doing what you do (even though i am very jealous & angry)

    1. Why not go read The Paleo Solution and/or post a question for Robb Wolf’s podcast? I think most if not all auto-immune diseases can be cured by doing a 30-day strict Paleo diet (Paleo + no eggs, no nuts, no nightshades).

      There are a ton of similar questions already answered in the podcast archives over there.

  73. Excitedly waiting for book to reach me via bookdeppsitory.

    Congrats Tim!! For another piece of great work.

    Btw is the live Q&A recorded?

    1. I would also like to know if the Q&A was recorded! And are the “Slow Carb Diet: Volume 1,” and “Slow-Carb Cookbook” the same by chance? I pre-ordered two when the first twitter/blog post came out, well before the Land Rush, otherwise I would have gotten more for sure!

  74. Hey Tim – just wanted to say a big thank you for the free extras with my book, really appreciate your generousity! (And I hope it helps you drive sales too.) Can’t wait to get my hands on the 4 Hour Body in January, your sample chapter really whet my appetite. 🙂