The New Book Unveiled: The 4-Hour Body (4HB)

Data crunching back to age 18. Three years of organizing self-experiments around the world. Thousands of blood tests and hundreds of case studies.

My new book is finally here: The 4-Hour Body.

I could not be happier with the end product. Truly, I am ecstatic.

If you want a minimalist guide to hacking the human body, this is it.

In each chapter (more than 50 topics total), I test everything on myself so you don’t have to. In “Reversing ‘Permanent’ Injuries,” for example, I tested the moderate options like over-the-counter supplementation and Feldenkrais, but I also imported stem-cell growth factors from Israel and had them injected. That was just for starters. The end result of that chapter? 90%+ of the injuries that plagued me for decades are now gone. I’m stronger and faster than I was at age 20.

If you want to know the two safe things out of 100 that worked abnormally well, I can tell you…

The 4-Hour Body is also designed to read unlike any diet or fitness book, which it isn’t. It’s more like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book for the human body, full of ridiculous stories, practical philosophies, and larger-than-life characters.

Here’s the back cover description:

THINNER, BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER… which 150 pages will you read?

Is it possible to:

Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?

Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?

Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?

Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book.

The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question:

For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?

Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women.

From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.

YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each):

– How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails.

– How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends)

– How to increase fat-loss 300% using temperature manipulation

– How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time

– How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested

– How to produce 15-minute female orgasms

– How to triple testosterone and double sperm count

– How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks

– How to reverse permanent injuries

– How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months

– How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects.

You don’t need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.

That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.

Now The Real Fun Begins

Here we go:

1) The ask

2) Big media opportunities for you

3) An offer to friends in media.


I try not to ask for too much on this blog, but today I will ask a favor: if this book sounds interesting to you, please take a moment to order it today. I’ve never worked harder on something, it’s my sophomore act, and pre-orders are critically important in the publishing world.

The book is on-sale now but will ship on December 14th. Here’s why you should pre-order now:

– You will not be charged for the book(s) until they ship in December, but ordering (really like reserving) a copy now really, really helps me.

– What would make a better X-mas gift? My dad lost more than 70 pounds using two chapters. Please consider getting a few copies for your family, loved ones, or best friends. I promise that they will not be disappointed. Ordering now means you can’t forget.

– Last but not least, your help would mean the world to me. Pre-orders will largely determine how much support retailers give this book. It’s crazy, but only hardcover sales count towards the bestseller lists. If you’ve benefited from my last book or writing on this blog, I would really appreciate your help. This has been the biggest project of my life.

The 4-Hour Body is available on Amazon,, and these online retailers.

Thank you!


Have you lost weight, gained muscle, or otherwise changed your body as a result of blog posts I’ve written? If so, you could be featured on major TV and in big mainstream media. Please e-mail your details and (important, if you have them) pictures to jenny.rabun-at-gmail-dot-com. No professional before-and-after pics needed, but something that shows your before and after appearance, even in normal clothes, is helpful to producers.

Ladies — that means you, too! Help a brother out, and help your sisters out, by sharing your stories!


I’ve made very few media commitments thus far. Do you have a column, show, mailing list, or blog audience? Would you like to do a feature, an interview, or post an excerpt? Please click here to let me know. There is a ton of material, including case studies, video, and pictures.

Upward and Onward

Thank you all so much for the last three years. It’s been incredible.

The best is yet to come 🙂


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  1. Do you know what the price for will be?

    Now it´s like 21€ (would be 30$) and on the book price is 16.20 $ and on BN 14.58 $.

    Mit freundlichen Grüßen 🙂

  2. Awesome,

    I often thenk of the Bill Maher quote at the end of Relgiosity, “History is full of humanity getting shi* dead wrong.” This no dout applies to the body and diet as well. The paleo diet has CHANGED MY LIFE. No more headaches, achyness……..ect. Thank you for everything you do. Keep exploring and uncovering, your making the world a better place.

  3. Since it appears that “4-hour” has the potential to become a franchise, here are my votes/predictions for books #3,4,5.

    The 4-hour Company (4HWW from the corporate perspective)

    The 4-hour Government (Has oxymoron written all over it but Washington needs the help)

    The 4-hour Education (getting kids reengaged and fixing our public schools)

  4. Hi Tim,

    Reposting! Any hope of a comment??

    Do you cover any information on cartilage regeneration? The cartilage in both my knees is wearing off. Any help would be welcome.

    Also is there any technique to bring the heart rate down?


  5. Hi Tim

    I think what you are doing is very good. I am a little troubled though.

    Although I have purchased and read your first book I feel a huge amount of burnout in my life and find it very difficult to move ahead (Male : age 43). Keeping life interesting and exciting only seems to burn for a while then it fades. My successes seem to come and go but certainly don’t last. Is it at all possible that some will make it and some wont?

    You seem to be amazingly energetic whereas it is difficult for me to rise above the hopelessness I currently feel.

    Don’t mean to bring this post down – Like I say, you deserve a great life and you do good things, its just for me that I just haven’t found the solution yet and find the pressure to keep up (family and business) overwhelming.

    1. Hi Matthew,

      For me, I’ve found it’s all about surrounding myself with friends and slowing down. I need to schedule this, usually in the form of long dinners with 3 or more friends.

      I hope that helps, and I know life can seem overwhelming. For what it’s worth, I’m certainly not immune to that feeling.

      Best of luck,


  6. Hi, Tim.

    I’m sure this new book will cover both technical and lifestyle improvements. I’m likely to buy it, but I’ll wait until it’s released.

    I would like to recommend some directions to explore for your third book, if they didn’t make it into this one:

    * state training using behavioral vision therapy or one of its derivatives, practical exercises to improve integrative and performance states, states of flow.

    * copying how children in Basque country are raised (they do not show lateralization of brain function similar to the rest of the world’s population). This might seem pointless but actually it’s central to to exploring a world of human ability and resourcefulness.

    There’s a subculture of people in performance coaching who consider fast copying of human behavior (basically rapid learning) to be worth doing; that’s what I recommend you use in Basque country, basically copying until you behave like the kids do. Different.

    Thank you for your work (I’m using your first book to help my mom with her Jewelry business, quite a stretch for me, but I’m inspired), and best of luck with your new book.

  7. Ich warte auf dieses Buch schon seit einem Jahr, Tim!


    Vorbestellt auf

    Besten Dank für Dein Engagement.


  8. Hi Tim

    I am waiting till the book comes to europe. If it is as good as fourhourworkweek, then for sure I’ll test it.

    This is what can happen if somebody read your first book:

    Quit the job, going for 4 Ironmans and 4 Ironman 70.3, Travel around and everything with my lovely wife.

    [link at name] (also in english)

    Best Regards


  9. Hey Tim,

    Maybe it’s a function of getting older, or the increasingly tech-dominated world in which we all live, but I can’t remember the last time I was genuinely excited about getting my hands on a particular new book!

    Pre-ordered and hoping the international shipping works (could only get paperback pre-order in the UK store, so went international instead)

    Tim out

  10. Tim –

    I am a fan. I ordered your kindle edition right after I heard your book was coming out. I just looked at the Amazon description a bit more carefully this AM and found that Kindle “Text to Speech” is DISABLED! Why? This is a big kindle feature for me as I do a lot of driving and I would like to pick up where I left off reading in the evening, in the car the next morning, and I really don’t want to be driving and reading at the same time!

    Please consider enabling this feature upon release of your book so I can keep my eyes on the road……you must appreciate this use from an efficiency perspective, and I know you love better uses of technology so please…….please……….. consider removing the constraint. It is like a step backwards in time to have this feature disabled.

    – RC

    1. Hey RC,

      Hmmmm… I have no idea! Alas, these aren’t things that I decide, as Random House makes those types of decisions …



  11. Just pre-ordered.

    Hey! How about a 15 minute MALE orgasm!?!?! 🙂

    Hope that’s in there.

    Pretty impressive at over 500 pages.



  12. Tim, can’t wait, my first pre-order and for the Nook, so will have w/me all the time. As teacher have recommended (and given) 4HWW to many students going on to college or considering gap year.

    Love the blog & hacks, use many, can’t wait for more.

    Nate, I love my Vibram Five Fingers, wore to class the other day and students were mesmerized by them, but great seque into specialty products in marketing class.

    Tim, every hear of VIP, Vasorestrictve Intestinal Polypeptide (or may be protein). Have had great luck with that for some specific issues, happy to explain in non-public forum. It’s a new treatment.

    Good luck and can’t wait till December

  13. Tim, I’m really looking forward for a book but before that, may I ask you a question?

    What would be your best recommendation out of existing programmes for someone who has been weightlifting for ~5 years but hit a plateu few years ago. Assuming 1.1bodyweight benchpress & 1.3bodyweight deadlift & 1.5bodyweight squat 3×5, proper nutrition and a primary goal to get muscle mass (strength is secondary one).

    Body by Science? Hypertrophy-specific training by Bryan Haycock? Old good 5×5, Rippetoe? Anything else?

  14. Tim, based on the quality of your first book I ordered it without hesitation.

    Can’t wait… There’s some hackin’ to be done in my life; plan to leave for Colombia to start a new life!

  15. Tim,

    You never cease to amaze me. I bought your first book in an audio version and listened to it on one breath 😉 I truly enjoyed it. I am also a regular reader of this blog, where I find a ton of useful content that supplements what I have read in the book.

    Now the new book also looks super cool. I just ordered it and hope it is as good as the 4HWW. Of course, all regular readers knew that we had a book on becoming a superhuman coming..

  16. loved the 4 hour work week tim, i found the book to be not only a joy to read but to do. so i ordered 4 hour body and i know that this will be just as good if not better.

    the only bad thing not out until December what is up with that =(

  17. Yeah, it’s the MARKETING, man! These snake oil copywriters are preying on motherf*ckers’ FEARS and it is certainly about time someone stepped up and exposed the bold faced corporate LIES. Thank you for having the courage. You, sir, are a true hero.

  18. Would i still get a signed copy if I order before the Dec release date? I would really like one… i loved your first book and would love to have a signed copy of this one…



    1. Hi Broonsie (and all),

      I have to finish signing the first batch first, but I’ll do my best 🙂

      Thank you for your comment,


  19. Hi Tim,

    Ordered as soon as I found out about it.

    I put on 60lbs of lean mass in 6 months, (Still can’t believe it is me when I look in the mirror) I can’t wait to learn more!

    -Best Wishes.


  20. Tim Ferriss could come out with a book on gardening – which I’m not the least bit interested in – but I guarantee I’d read it cover to cover.

    Tim- You’re results-oriented attitude and kick-ass down-to-business approach is an inspiration to me and the hundred or so people I’ve recommended you to. Keep up the great work amigo.

  21. Timster, have you included the High-Water Low-Sodium diet in your book?

    I tried this and lost 6 pounds over 12 days, and it’s simple:

    1. Cut all sodium/salt out of your diet

    2. Cut all white bread/pasta/rice

    3. Whatever your weight, drink that amount of water in ounces

    (example: if you weigh 200lbs, drink 200ounces water a day.)

    Do this for a week and you’ll be amazed – the builtup salt and water weight just flushes out of your body (see the Waterfall diet for reference.)

  22. I’ve never preordered a book in my life. But your book changed my life; and I hope your 2nd book will change my body. Thanks in advance for experimenting on yourself so I don’t have to!

    If you are ever in Reno, I own both Fatburgers; let me know, burgers on me!

  23. Hey, Tim

    How about Polish version of your new book? And when it would be released? Because I don’t know if should I order english version from US/Germany Amazon…

  24. Bought your book a few days ago as well.

    Judging from your previous book, this book should be great as well with lots of practical instructions and not just theory.

    Did you say all the pre-ordered book are going to be signed? Cool!

  25. Tim, I look forward to experiencing this book. I have ordered a print copy. I am also interested in the compact disc audio version. I see it is available at both B&N and Amazon. Niether site specifies whether the audio version is read aloud by you, the author, or by someone else. Please let us know.

  26. Tim – you stud,

    I’ve been looking deeper and deeper into the theory of eating for your blood type. Are you familiar with this? If not, research has shown certain blood types should only eat certain foods because they cannot digest certain foods or dubbed health foods for example (tomatoes, bananas, and meat) are not good for an “A” blood type, etc.

    My wife and I have been doing tests to eat only foods that are supposedly ‘beneficial’ for each of our individual blood types and all placebo theories aside, we have noticed significant changes in how we feel, digest, and overall daily energy by testing this theory out.

    Is any data on this in your book? If it isn’t I think you might be interested to dive deeper into this once you take a look at it. Maybe this can be info submitted by you into the, Revised Extended Version of the 4 Hour Body someday… (wink, wink).

    To your success,

    See you at the top my friend…


  27. Hi Tim

    I will definitely buy your book when it comes out on ereader. I think you have managed to create legions of loyal but minimalist fans who can’t be bothered carrying around books…..


  28. I don’t Pre-Order books…

    Pre-Order Done!

    Ya, You’re just that awesome.

    When is the Paperback of 4 Hour Revised coming out?

  29. Hi Tim

    A friend of mine recommended your book.

    I found the Four Hour Work Week in a city book store. The roads were blocked off due to a recent major earthquake here (measured 7.1 – Christchurch, New Zealand). The roads were so bad that I had to park my motorbike up on the pavement and stumble across potholes and bricks on the ground to get into the doorway. And there it was sitting in the store waiting for me (version with balloons on the front and a cute girl). I had already read your blog and watched some of your videos on the net so I was really hanging out for the book.

    As I now work through your book I have noticed that my thinking is changing. I am amazed now at what opportunities have begun to present themselves. I’ve reduced my working hours, eliminated interruptions, this is a definite improvement to the quality of my life. That alone was worth buying the book.

    Income has begin to increase and to date is steady. But of course its much more than the income. I’m spending more time with my family and I’m exercising, which is great and have room to think.

    There is a transformative plan is this book that can be applied. I’m still uncovering new meaning as I move through. Very exciting

    Thank you Tim for your effort, appreciated

    Matt Ahearn

    Christchurch New Zealand

  30. Hi Tim, I may have missed your answer but I’m not sure if I am getting a signed copy or not. On the link page it says signed edition but on the confirmation page I think it just said hard cover. I re-ordered just to see if I clicked on the wrong link but it was the same thing. I ordered on Oct. 2nd. Thanks and looking forward to another great book.

  31. Will it be available from

    Sure hope so – I bought both 4HWW and the 4HWW – expanded edition on and would love to buy your new book from there as well!!

  32. Can I development incredible muscular development with your 4 hour body development plan, with the nutrtional and supplemental protocol, while using your 2 hour a night sleep protocol?

  33. You’re a marketing guru, so how come this book (which I really want!) isn’t available for the Amazon Kindle! I love my Kindle and will never buy a paper book again if I can possibly help it. SAVE TREES AND SAVE THE WORLD! Come on, you know it makes sense!

  34. There’s a first time for everything!

    I’ve never pre-ordered a thing in my life until today. In fact, I’ve never posted in a forum or on a blog until today.

    So what motivated me to do something that I’ve never done before? Well, first of all the book sounds ridiculously amazing, but more so, when a mentor like Tim asks for my help, you know I’m jumping at the opportunity. It’s like having your kung-fu master ask if you wouldn’t mind fetching him some tea. Are you kidding? I’m back-flipping myself to the well and fireballing the water to a boil.

    One amazing thing about living in the digital age is that I can have a mentor like Tim Ferriss that doesn’t even know he’s my mentor. I feel kind of like the kid that’s hiding in a tree and secretly peering over the walls into the Shaolin temple to learn the secret techniques of the master. By the way, that’s always the kid that later saves the village and marries the chiefs incredibly beautiful daughter.

    Ok, enough Black Belt Theater references.

    One interesting thing about having a virtual mentor like Tim is the fact that he is able to motivate me even though the communication is one-way and without feedback. Is there such a thing as digital charisma? If so, Tim Ferriss is the Charlemagne of digital charisma.

    Master Ferriss, I have returned from the well with your tea, may I be granted access to study the scrolls for the heavenly body of the five elements?

    1. Dave!

      Thanks so much for the incredibly kind comment and incredibly awesome kung-fu references. I will continue to do my best, and I really appreciate you taking the time to visit here. Upward and onward, Grasshopper 🙂

      All the best,


  35. You sir have some excellent sales copy for your new book. Anyway count me in for a preorder.

    Also thank you for pointing me to the book Musashi. Looks like it’ll be one of my new all time favorites, right up there with Shogun by James Clavell (check it out if you haven’t. Excellent book).

  36. Hi Tim,

    Sadly, I couldn’t make the video chat with you yesterday which was a real shame. However, I did watch the recorded version and it was awesome. Many, many thanks for making the time to speak with your fans, it’s nice to know you’re human too (or should that superhuman?). I would love the chance to participate in the next live chat if there ever is one…

    Also, will the new book be translated into Japanese? I noticed a Japanese copy of 4HWW in the book store the other day in Sapporo; I’m intrigued how your ideas have gone down amongst the dedicated-but-secretly-wanting-to-escape Japanese salary men/women. Is the revolution nigh?


  37. Hi Tim,

    As part of the research for your book, did you try testing your genetic profile, e.g. through ? If so, care to share if any of the info was relevant to hacking your body?

    btw: pre-ordered your book! And read and loved 4HWW.

  38. Greetings Tim,

    I just wanted to thank you for the early Christmas present you’ve given to us all by making your new book available just in time for holiday shopping.

    I purchased the audio version of “The 4-hour Work Week” and listened to it about 50 times, so despite the fact I’ve watched every single episode of “The Random Show “I fear I will always expect you to sound like Ray Porter.

    I have two questions:

    1. In the audio version Mr. Porter uses the name Tom Ferriss when he’s calling Mr. Grisham. Was this intended? I’ve been wondering for a long time if you were asking us to pretend to be someone else with this challenge, or if this was just a recording error.

    2. In “The 4-Hour Work Week” you say that critical errors you made when you started your company make it “impossible to sell”, but if I’m not mistaken you’ve since sold it. Will you ever go into detail regarding how you were able to overcome your critical errors?

    You’re one of my heroes Tim! Simply because you’ve woken hundreds, if not thousands of us who never realized we were on the side of the brain-washed majority. Thank you for calling us to “pause and reflect” and for being a different drummer for us all.

    1. Hey Matt,

      Thanks for the comment!

      1. Hahaha… totally a mistake.

      2. Yes, I will talk about these. In the meantime, Google “The 4-Hour Exit” to learn a bit more.

      Your notes are very kind, and I really appreciate it. Hope the best is yet to come on this blog!



  39. I just read the four hour workweek. I liked it so much that I just ordered my own copy (I had borrowed it from the library), and pre-ordered your new book.

    Good luck, and I will let you know if I successfully implement the ideas from either.

  40. Hi Tim,

    The UK page for Amazon has no image and real information relating to the book [although their is a page]. It does state pre-order but I am unsure whether the timing will be the same as the US or not, can you shed some light on international orders; prefer to buy from with the UK?

  41. 5 copy order!!

    Long time follower, first time commenter.

    Your posts inspire me to continue pressing against negative people and following my dreams. Even though its very difficult at times I know I will prevail, and when I doubt myself I turn back to this blog or 4HWW.

    I can’t wait for the new book and start spreading your knowledge, so to amplify my reach I bought one for each of the member of my family.

    Thank you for your guidance!!

  42. I can not wait to see 4 Hour Body! I’m looking forward to holding it in my hands and writing as many notes on it as I have in 4 Hour Work Week. I am rereading 4HWW again because I am so excited and can’t stand waiting until 4 Hour Body officially comes out to get my Tim Ferriss fix!!! I can only hope to be one of the lucky people to meet you one day and shake your hand to thank you in person for the ways you have changed my thinking!!!

  43. Hi Tim,

    I posted a comment here about a year ago on wanting to break out of a job that I felt like I had no control over. You replied with some really good comments and I’ve since moved onward and upward to better things.

    Fast-forward to today, where I want to improve a body that I daily feel like I have no control over. Hope your new book has just as much good advice for me.

    Thanks for helping me reframe the “but I can’ts” in my head and being part of “Team Jenna.” It really takes a village 🙂


  44. Hey Tim. I’m in Japan and there’s a paperback version on that looks like its due out before the due date you mentioned. Is this legit?



  45. Tim,

    Ordered the book from Dublin, Ireland and I can’t wait.

    I know you’re a fan of the whiskey and the hurling here from previous posts so glad to support you!

    Couldn’t help but notice that you are close to Kevin Kelly’s 1000 true fans from a comment perspective here. I know you’re an admirer of that article and probably realised this already but well done anyway.

    Your approach to new, unusual challenges was something that has inspired me to try the following experiment :

    “Try a new active pursuit for at least 6 months that ‘no close friend or family member’ has tried”

    I’m 3 years and 6 sports in and it’s an experiment which I think you would appreciate and I hope to write about eventually.

    Anyway, good luck with the book launch and thanks again.


  46. Hi Tim,

    I posted a comment here about a year ago on wanting to break out of a job that I felt like I had no control over. You replied with some really good comments and I’ve since moved onward and upward to better things.

    Fast-forward to today, where I want to improve a body that I daily feel like I have no control over. Hope your new book has just as much good advice for me.

    Thanks for helping me reframe the “but I can’ts” in my head and being part of “Team Jenna.” It really takes a village 🙂


  47. I preordered the book.

    Question – does it talk about alternatives to coffee for increasing energy/alertness/focus during the day? That’s a biggie for me.

  48. I ordered the book and have BOTH versions of your first book and another for my son. I’m a believer.

    I know your dad lost a good deal of weight with your advice. How about your mom? I want to look good in a bikini at age 60. I think it is possible. I need to drop 15-20 lbs, but it is just not coming off though I rarely eat junk and work out with weights irregularly. Wonder if your book has examples and/or hope?

    Congrats on another winner!

  49. I Pre-ordered on day 1! Looking forward to it. 4HWW was awesome, looking forward to some helpful tips on making the exercise/diet thing more interesting. I have a feeling you’ll have quite a unique spin on the subject.

  50. Amazing from cover to cover ! Looks like Tim just found the fountain of youth ! Yeah lets live healthy and happy.

  51. Tim,

    Currently reading your book and really enjoy the principles you layout. I have a couple start up website Ideas and inventions that I would like to share with the world. What I don’t want is to do it the wrong way. Can you assist me in making my ideas a reality?



  52. Tim, I’d like to buy 5 copies and I can’t find the link for signed copies of the book?!? Is it still available?



  53. I love reading your blog, and when I heard you were coming up with a new book, I knew I had to pre-order. I can’t wait for it to come out! I have been following some of your tips on diet and exercise from your blog and just ran my first 10K this week!

  54. Hello, i really loved your book revisiting Pareto & Parkinson !

    And you approach of life is very interesting !!!

    I have several questions:

    What are the actions that you still do regularly ?

    Do you answer in your blog or is that Amy’s?

    Has your goals in life evolved after having success with you book ?

    And concerning your tests for the new book, what do still use, and how long have you been testing the things that worked for you ?

    Y otra pregunta rapida, este libro sera pronto traducido al francès ,



    1. Hi Albert,

      How fast the French version happens depends on French publishers! All blog comments with my name are me 🙂

      Merci beaucoup for the comment,


  55. Great book Tim, about time someone said more to the general public about those NASTY Grains!! I heard about this years ago from Dr.Mercola

    author of the NO GRAIN’s a tough thing to get the general population to change their ways of eating and thinking about food, especially when we’ve been brainwashed from the T.V. Ads into believing Betty Crocker,( nothin says luvin Like food from the oven!!) and the cute little doughboy..,,,!!.?

    . Kudos to you Tim.

  56. OMG finally someone has actually shattered the American cookbook dream of Betty Crocker and the doughboy poisoning us with their cookies..!

    Well that’s a trite harsh.I think the farmers that originally grew corn and wheat had no idea it would be going into humans rather than cattle and chickens… Kudos to you Tim, I learned of the no grain diet years Ago from Dr. Mercola. He wrote a book called The No Grain Diet. Although It’s not as through and to the point as yours. XoxoJackie

  57. Hi Tim!

    Just finished the 4-hour workweek and I’m looking forward to reading this new book.

    One question; who would you consider your most influencial people in writing this book? To throw a few of my ‘mentors’ out there; what are your thoughts on Martin Berkhan, Alan Aragon, Lyle McDonald and Eric Cressey?

  58. Dear Tim,

    Around last Christmas, you had a promotion to receive an advance copy of The 4 Hour Body if we purchased 4 copies of TFHWW. Never received mine. Who would be the best person to take care of this?

    Thanks in advance,


    1. Hi Uday,

      Thanks for the comment. The advanced copies haven’t shipped yet! I’ll ping Amy just to make sure you’re on the list 🙂

      Thanks much,


  59. Hallo Tim!

    I´m from Austria and I can´t wait to get your book….

    Do you also bring out a German Version of “The four hour body”????

    If you do, is the German book also available in Dezember??

    Schönen Tag noch Tim…

    PS: Kommst du auch mal nach Österreich (Austria)??

    Do you understand?? ;-)) (to refresh your german) ;-)))

    Liebe Grüße


    1. Hi Kelly,

      I’d love to get back to Austria! Wonderful place. The book should come out in Deutsch, but I don’t know when, as it depends on the German publisher.

      Bis dann!


  60. Hi Tim, it would seem that I am but one of a superlative many looking forward to your upcoming release!

    I first discovered your blog earlier this year when I stumbled across your interview with Pavel Tsatsouline (this Russian’s strength training principles attests his wisdom!), and subscribed soon after. The way we both think is rather similar – I, too, have experimented with my own life in various unorthodox ways, and have dabbled in numerous methods to improve efficiency. However, I do have a (little less than) 40-hour work week (as a health professional, no less), and have found that although many techniques do indeed work, there are almost always undesirable side effects (usually health related – skin conditions are one of the best signs of such deterioration).

    Furthermore, what may work extremely well for one person in a given situation, rarely works to the same effect in another. Although I’m not an advocate of something as radical as the blood-type diet, there are most certainly inherent differences between different “types” of people, e.g. lactase production between Northern European descendents and Asians. That said, I’m highly anticipating this “book of revelations”. Oh, and btw, according to Steve Pavlina, extreme polyphasic sleep can work… I’m guessing that this is how you can survive on only 2 hours of sleep a day. However, I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who has a “normal” job with “normal” work hours 🙂

    You definitely could use a forum around here, Tim. Cheerio from the land of the so-precious-we-changed-our-laws-for-Warner Bros Hobbit. ^_^

  61. It sounds good that the content of your book has a lot of information. It awakens my curiosity about it. Kindly post more info with regards the essential message of your book.

  62. Hi Tim,

    I’ve been really maltreated by Barns and Noble.

    I’ve pre-ordered you new book on 30th of September using the link from this page. I guess it would have been the signed copy. I even wrote a comment on the blog on the same day (signed Vladimir, “pre-ordered for Serbia”).

    On 31th of October I’ve received an e-mail from B&N Sales Audit Group, informing me that my order has been canceled, because, according to them, I had not provided additional info they’ve requested. But I was never contacted by them, not by e-mail, nor by any other means.

    I’ve replied immediately and today (2th of November) I’ve received new e-mail, stating that my order has been canceled by their automated system and there is nothing else that could be done. They suggest that I place new order (although I’ve already explained them that it wouldn’t be the same).

    And still they gave me no reason for this cancelation.

    To make the things worse, they’ve canceled my order, but money reservation on PayPal account is still pending.

    I’ve complained to B&N customer support this morning, still no response from them.

    Now, I guess they will eventually cancel the reservation (by now they are only liars, if they do not cancel it, they will be thieves), but is there a chance that I receive signed copy if I make new order to, let’s say Amazon or some other retailer?



    1. Hi Vladimir,

      I’m so sorry to hear this. I just sent an email to B&N. Hopefully, someone will be in touch with you soon. Again, so sorry!

      All the best,


  63. Hi Tim!

    I discovered “The 4-hour work week” very recently, and I just fell in love with what you’re doing!!!!! Thank You sooooo much for everything you’ve shared with the rest of the world 🙂 I definitely will pre-order your new book!!! I know it is too late, but is it possible to get one with your signature?


  64. Hope to get a copy of your book TIM specially this book (THE 4-HR-WORK-WEEK)… :)) Coz your book do help me alot, and it sound so AMAZING! I haven’t read it yet, but I KNOW AND FOR SURE this books will drive everyone crazy! :))

    THANKS TIM sooOOo much!

    sheena 🙂

  65. Awesome! My son and I are big fans, but I wonder if it would be weird for me to buy him a book for Christmas about 15 minute female orgasms. We already felt pretty weird the year we were Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett for Halloween.

  66. Hey Tim,

    You are so right with this statement. “You don’t need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.” Greasing the groove to help the new behaviors click on their own.

    I have pre-ordered 4 hour body, looking forward to it!

    Johnny Mean

    Vancouver, BC


  67. Tim,

    I know this is solid gold but I can’t stand reading – it’s too slow. I can only listen to audio books. Is there any way to pre-order a digital audio book? To this end, will it be on iTunes on release date?

    Tell you what, I’ll shovel 5 traditional copies to family and friends for Christmas if you can sell me 1 new way of reading by release date. Deal?

    Also, why the hell wouldn’t non hardback copies count? That makes an unbelievable amount of no sense.

    The interesting thing is I bet your buyer demographic is disproportionately high in audio book users. Of course we’ll buy one way or another but maybe you start throwing your name around at the publishers office. Maybe things get done a little differently. Maybe I’m listening to an audio book sooner than later. Maybe you make a lot more money and we’re all the better.

    1. Hi Kris,

      If you shovel five books to your fam and friends, I can promise an audiobook available on or near pub date. Actually, I’ll guarantee that no matter what 🙂



      1. Damn, should have held out for something that wasn’t already predestined.

        Thanks for keeping the purchase price non-outrageous. Here’s to 6 out of 600,000.

  68. TF,

    I am with Chris on the audio books. Of course I bought the book itself, because we dig you and support you but I think you probably have equal if not more customers that prefer listening over reading. (ultimate multi-tasking)

    I had to drop the 20 lbs. of books I was traveling with when we started our “Endless Mini Retirement” 2 years ago and opted for a subscription to and Itunes.

    Can we have an audio by launch?

  69. Scratch the last comment….went back to Amazon and see the audiobook!!

    done deal.

    This will make my travels much lighter..I will give the book away for Christmas!

  70. Do you think you will every make a much larger book on the subject of physical activity and God like performance with nutrition and supplement strategies. Like a bible or a masterpeice. I’m sure once the recession is over something with that scope would sell very well to the purests. Definitely not apart of the mass audience you are influencing, but something I and others would love to read. It may be considered a pivotal book to trainers, researchers, and such.

    Can muscle protein be converted to fat in the absense of fat? I’m second guessing myself on it.

  71. I also wanted to say that if you didn’t share it I’d like to read further on your fitness journey, supplementation store, and experimentation with the personal insights you gathered while you did it.

    Have you have heard of getting an angel in your presence for collapsing? It’s kinda like rebooting a computer. I may work well to supplement with sleep, though I’ve only done it once with an advanced yoga instructor. I can apparently summon them with thought as long as I look in the mirror as I do it. Not sure if I can do this everyday or only on select occasions. I can’t collapse in my house because there’s not enough space for my build and it would feel very akward. Meditation/making full breathes a habitual pattern also helps with sleep.

  72. Please explain as much as you can, how much content in your book will be new versus republished from your blog?

    You gained a lot of trust from me because of the “Slow-carb” diet. I then bought the 2nd version of the 4hour work week and wasn’t impressed with the additional information. Did I miss it?

  73. Hi Tim!

    I pre ordered your book (long time ago) and i’m dying to read it! Can you tell when they are going to arrive in Germany?

    If this is going to be a revelation close to the one of the 4h week… wow, exciting times coming up!!

    Thanks Tim, you’re awesome.


  74. It seems very nice until i saw this quote : How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time

    Seriously……… Tim probably has some serious scars on his skin now….