The 4-Hour Chef – The First Kindle Fire Book Teaser (Want a Free Kindle Fire?)

A first look at the beta-cover of The 4-Hour Chef. Let me know what you think.

The magic elves and I have been hard at work on an early Christmas gift for you all. In fact, there are quite a few goodies in this post, including 50 free Kindle Fire devices!

Let’s start with one of the most time-sensitive…

The 4-Hour Chef is Live!

The 4-Hour Chef is now on sale on Amazon!

I’ve been keeping things under wraps, but there is one big surprise. For the last 5 years, the most frequent request from blog readers has been a guide to mental performance. In other words, answering the question: how do you deconstruct and learn any skill?

Well, I’ve been listening all along, and that book is here!

Here’s the complete title: The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life. Intended to be “the cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks,” The 4-Hour Chef will use food as a vehicle to teach the art and science of meta-learning–the skill of learning skills. Whether you want to learn a new instrument or a new sport (or anything in between), you’ll have a field-tested and research-backed blueprint. In addition to insight from world-class chefs, we’ll have an unreal cast of characters helping you to multiply your learning potential.

For a limited time, to celebrate the announcement, you can pre-order The 4-Hour Chef for 50-80% off. Instead of $30 for print, you can reserve a copy for $15. Instead of $22 for Kindle, you can get it for $5.99.

You can cancel anytime up to ship date, so there is no downside, only locked-in savings.


Why might you buy the physical book, even in addition to the Kindle? Three reasons:

1) It will be gorgeous, a wonderful tactile experience, and truly unlike any cookbook you’ve ever seen.

2) I’ll be thinking up bonuses for people who buy the print edition early.

3) It would really help me out. Inexplicably, The New York Times excludes all advice/how-to books from their e-book bestseller list, so only the print edition counts towards the bestseller list. Silly, but there you have it!

See the full book description, sneak-peek photos, and more here.

A Christmas Countdown Experiment: The 4-Hour Chef Teaser

Next, I present to you the first Kindle Fire book teaser and app!

100% free and titled “A Christmas Countdown Experiment: The 4-Hour Chef Teaser,” it includes a seven-day Christmas countdown advent calendar, with unusual tips that allow you to enjoy wine, cookies, and all the other holiday vices… while losing fat.

From strategic yo-yo dieting and tequila hot chocolate, to exploding cows and tattoos, it’s full of surprises. Here’s are a few screenshots and the introduction video, followed by the download link…

Main menu – just tap any food for the recipe and much more.

I love advent calendars! Tap any day for your prescription or reward.

Download The 4-Hour Chef Teaser here. Please note! This version is limited to Kindle Fire at the moment, but the iPad (iOS) and general Android versions are almost done. They’ll be coming along shortly, and I’ll keep you posted.

But… why not get yourself a free Kindle Fire? That’s next.

50 Free Kindle Fire Devices

If you don’t yet have a Kindle Fire and would one for free, I’m giving away 50 of them. This is a thank you for providing so much helpful feedback over the last six months.

Here’s how to get one:

1) Just spread the word in the next 48 hours! Send people to this blog post or The 4-Hour Chef page on Amazon. Here are some ideas: Facebook like, Facebook sharing, retweets, Twitter, e-mail, e-mail signature, street miming. The last one doesn’t scale as well as the others.

2) By 11am PST this Thursday (Dec. 1), leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. If possible, quantify the impact (clicks, page views, etc.), and be sure to follow these two rules, which are required for your entry to be valid:

– In the first line, tell me what you’d most like to learn in The 4-Hour Chef.

– Keep the entire comment to 200 words or fewer, so use bullets!

We’ll consider the first 300 submissions, and a few judges and I will choose the 50 we think did the best job (subjective, I know). Then we ship them off! Void where prohibited, Martians under 21 not allowed, etc., etc. Winners will be announced next week.

Happy holidays!

Much more to come…

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894 Replies to “The 4-Hour Chef – The First Kindle Fire Book Teaser (Want a Free Kindle Fire?)”

  1. Tim,

    Really looking forward to the read…. The 4 Hour Work Week has been very inspirational to me and has really helped me understand “lifestyle” vs. “making a living.”

    I just posted on my FB page so all my peeps can find out about your new work of art.

    Make it a fantastic day and new book launch!



  2. I want to be able to tackle my own mind, cook some healthy 4hr-Body meals and learn how to speak Danish.

    I posted the blog to my 579 friends on Facebook, my whopping 55 followers on twitter and my humble tumblr!

    Thank you!


  3. Tim, I would most like to learn the art of meta-learning from the 4 Hour Chef. I am always interested to learn new ways to increase my learning abilities

    To get the word out about your new book The 4 Hour Chef I :

    Emailed everyone in my contact list (several thousand)

    Liked it on Facebook

    Posted it on my Facebook page

    Tweeted it to all 3 of my twitter followers!

    Walked out the back door and shouted it to all of my neighbors!

    Thanks again for doing all the hard work to bring us the M.E.D. version of all the good stuff!

    Best wishes

    David Petroviak


  4. If this is half as good at the other books it is well worth the money and time invested. I am a audio and paper book guy but if I got a Kindle free I would give it a shot. I emailed the info to everyone.

    Good luck getting your next best seller Tim!


  5. Tim,

    As a trained chef, what I would most like to learn in “The 4-Hour Chef” is how prepare quick, healthy appetizers for dinner parties.

    We love to host parties for just about any occasion, but the load on the kitchen often keeps me too busy to mingle with my guests as much as I would like. I expect that I can start with some of your menus and “time hacks,” work a little magic of my own, and put together a pretty great spread that keeps me in the party.

    I have posted a big 300px image of your book at the very top of my blog, Kim’s Culinary Diary at: The image is linked to your Amazon page and includes mouse-over pop-up text to improve click-through.

    I figure that my readers will be EXTREMELY likely to check out the book, as they are culinary people and are on the lookout for something new. The blog gets a few hundred unique visits per month.

    BTW, expect my blog post about the book (which gets emailed to subscribers) in the next day.

    Thanks for all your books!


  6. HI Tim, What I most would like to learn is actually how to be a Chef, I am opening a restaurant and would LOVE to be a better Chef!

    . Sous Vibe, just started on that one.

    . Better wine, always an interest!

    . Weight loss, for sure.

    I posted this on TWITTER to my 768 followers and FB to my 435 friends! Thank you so much for giving away 50 KINDLES!! That is AMAZING!

  7. Tim, this went out to near 800 Twitter Followers and over 700 Facebook Friends… RT @tferriss The 4-Hour Chef – The First Kindle Fire Book Teaser (Want a Free Kindle Fire?) Tim Ferris…on fire again!

    I will Google Plus this too. I am a huge fan and talk about your work in our semi monthly mastermind called Thursday Night Boardroom. I also reordered the book!

    I would have done all this without the Kindle Fire offer, but that is a cool touch.



  8. I want to learn how to cook easy to do “Bachelor Type Meals”.


    I tweeted this out to my over 100k followers at, posted on my FB wall to my 4900 FB friends, and posted on my 4 different FB fanpages to over 5500 fans.

    I also emailed this post out to 3 different subscribers list of people interested in Internet Marketing, Real Estate Investing or HomeSchooling totalling 7592 subscribers which typically gets a 20% open rate so I expect the clicks to this post will be pretty high.

    I tracked everything and so far you have 61 clicks but I just did all of this 5 minutes ago so I will update you just before the deadline with the amount of clicks that I got.

    Be Bold. Make Things Happen.

    Nathan Jurewicz

  9. Tim,

    I’m anxious to read your book.

    I will share your book with the addiction recovery community.

    A friend and I are launching a non-alcoholic, dehydrated cooking wine. Look for us on Kickstarter next month.

    I will convert every one of your recipes that require wine into a ‘dry’ version for those who cannot cook with alcohol.

    Congratulations on your new book!


  10. As the new primary cook for my family, I need to learn to make healthy (but sometimes more importantly, tasty) meals for my kids – quickly!

    Hopefully it’s not too late to get a kindle.

    Posting on FB, Twitter

  11. Hey Tim,

    I’m a fan of the Four Hour Books and I’ve been looking forward to the Cook Book! I would like to learn:

    *How to cook!

    *How to be creative in the kitchen

    *How often to eat

    *How to prepare meals in advance

    *How to shop in the grocery store

    I know I’m probably outside the 300 entries, but just in case:

    I liked the pages

    I posted on facebook to more than 700 friends

    I tweeted

    I tried to send out emails from the Amazon page to all my CrossFit buds, about 30, but it kept rejecting my attempts. I will go back later to make sure they all get it.

    As I said, I am so looking forward to getting the book! The sooner the better! September? Really?


  12. Facebook like.

    Hope to learn how to cook fast, efficient, and healthy -with twins, and a physician wife things gotta go fast fast fast.

  13. Please cover Charcuterie principles (How to rapidly smoke meat in 1/2 the time, how to effective use salting method). Promoted by:

    Tweeting @Ryan_Cummings (114) & @TriGuinness (387)

    Facebook post (424)

    Bought 3 copies & posted on FB & Twitter

    Posted on Google+

    Will promote in cooking classes I teach

  14. Hi Tim,

    Excited for the book. I’ve been eating paleo for 6+ months now with fantastic results and very interested to hear how you have now hacked the food world.

    I tweeted to my 209 highly influential Twitter followers. I have a Klout score of 42 with a true reach of 349.

    I also bought my mom a Kindle Fire on Monday and have preordered her your book as well. She’s dealing with serious weight issues and I’m excited to see how your strategy can help. (Do we really have to wait until Sept?) It would be great to have a Kindle Fire myself now so I can follow along and help her out.

  15. YES!!! Can’t Wait! Bought the book and posted the purchase on FB right from Amazon.

    Lost 40 pounds this year slow-carbin’ it!

    Love to hear the truth and Tim, you bring it! Just keep telling the truth. You are setting the world free!

    What I’d like to hear/see in the book:

    Talk about the conscience space between habit and change; once you know what your doing you have the opportunity to change it. Change is a choice and the spice of life: 1. be aware, 2. pause, 3. do ‘it’ different. Create a new experience. Wash, rinse, repeat (and add a little hot sauce)!

  16. Aww…over 300 posts already so this probably doesn’t count for an entry. But I’ll tell you anyway!

    I hope to learn how to make my food prettier. Usually when I cook it tastes ok, but it looks like a 3-year-old made it…and then squished it around a bit. And then ate part of it and put the rest back on the plate. My culinary presentation is truly awful!

  17. I posted this on both my facebook pages and tweeted about it.

    Anything that can help me focus better to learn anything quicker with better retention can’t be a bad thing right? Help me feel like I’m not constantly in a funk all day, please 🙂

    Plus if I won I won’t have to keep reading kindle books on my little smartphone…


  18. Hi Tim,

    When I try to pre order the Kindle addition Amazon says

    Not currently available


    My location is Auckland, New Zealand – does this have anything to do with it?



  19. I’m new to this blog as well as the series of books by Tim, so I guess I’d like to learn what all this is about.

    I’ve sent out a link on twitter, google plus, and via e-mail.


  20. Tweeted and Facebook to 600+ friends whom many of are fans of your previous two books! Received a few thanks for the heads up on your new book too.

    Here is what I would like to see (hopefully you appreciate the feedback as much as I appreciate giving it):

    – A clearer picture on the book cover that stands out more (colourful).

    – Cognitive food enhancers.

    – Small changes to current food recipe favourites and their impact (ie. add more salt for this and this reason).

    Thanks friend 🙂

    Mike Yap

  21. Hi Tim!

    Whew – breathing hard – just ran back from Town Hall.

    First off, you are awesome! Love ALL your books!

    Second, I am sorry but I hate social media.

    Third, I really could use a free Kindle Fire.

    Not a problem! I just jogged downtown (Old Town Alexandria, VA) and spent 4 hours (get it? 4-Hour!) asking everybody I met face-to-face if they had heard the latest rave about your the 4-Hour Chef book release. Word of mouth rules! I tell everybody about your books!

    Take care,


  22. Hey Tim congrats on the new book!!

    In the new book I would love to learn how to deconstruct intense learning issues. I’d like to somehow spin it to learn complex topics like pathology, microbiology, physiology and the like while I’m in medical school. It seems like you can’t ‘short cut’ that stuff but who knows your the man at these things.

    I Fb’ed it to my 851 friends, told my professors and fellow med students about it…I’m the reason why most of my chiropractic school is starting the slow carb diet 🙂 …so this one wasn’t as hard of a sell since they’ve seen your work in action. It may not be as many in numbers as others but consider the thousands of patients each of them will see in their careers and if this book delivers they will be recommending it AND talk about LEVERAGE over the long haul..which you love for that NYT list! 🙂 I also tweeted it, and wrote a student blog post for the school, i can’t provide the link yet because it doesn’t post until next monday. I’m right in the middle of finals and GI physiology so Idk if I can do more but I told everyone I knew that would listen (higher conversion rate? 😉 and I hope I get into the initial 300.

    You da man Tim!

  23. Tim,

    I am a long-time admirer and have bought and enjoyed both of your books. I plan on buying this one as well. Question: why introduce two topics, cooking and meta-learning? Each merits a book. Will it confuse potential buyers who are not that familiar with your work? What is the marketing strategy behind it?

  24. Lesson Learned, When Tim is going to do a post and offer a contest of some sort. Its best to subscribe via Text message. Because, I just barely got the email for this post and I find that I’m about 200 posts over the 300 consideration limit. Oh well.

    This is what i would have done.

    Headed over to its the 4hww in the works) and done several things.

    Ordered at least 3 or 5 jobs blasting my link.

    Ordered the following Jobs

    1. A Facebook post of at least 24,000 followers

    2. A Tweet to at least 50,000 followers

    3. An exrumer blast (forum poster) of 14,000 different forum posts

    4. a blast of 20000 comments on blogs with links pointing to my link.

    5. Get a social bookmark for my link to 90 Social sites

    And then i think it would have my link be a blog post and in order to get to the page or find out what tim’s book would be they would need to share it via this handy tool: (so now i have a viral affect for each of my links)

    all for just 25$

    but of well.

    Looking forward to the new book Tim!

  25. I would like to learn all of the technical skills needed to set up a location-independent worklife. I left my 9-5 job this week and will be taking the next 3 months to see if this is viable. I’ve made a good start so far, but would like to be more efficient with my learning. I have pre-ordered your kindle edition and e-mailed 15 of my friends directly (people who I know would be interested and who I have permission to tell about these kinds of things, so it’s not spam.) I would love to be considered for the Kindle Fire drawing. Thanks so much for the work you do!

  26. Ahhh… the answer to the great question… just HOW do you deconstruct something in order to rapidly learn it… since I was first introduced to you in 2007 I wandered the threads and wondered what your basic formula was. And now its here. Thank you.

    I’ve posted it via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and emailed it out to my event list of attendees from my two largest events, the West Coast Brew Fest and the Northern California Blues Festival.

    Hope that helps to make this another Tim Ferriss best-seller!

  27. Hey Tim! We’re over 300 comments but they don’t all look like they are contest entries, and half of the entries don’t look quantified, so I’m hoping you’ll consider mine! Here’s what I did:

    First, this post is 167 words. Check.

    Second, I’m a loyal buyer and evangelist, and several of my friends have bought your books thanks to me! I’m setting up my muses, but a few ships sank recently… I’ve got about $400 to my name right now, so I’d really love that Kindle!

    Third, here are the actions I took:

    -BOUGHT THE BOOK (as usual)

    -Posted to my FB muse/startup page (7,208 followers; /petfriendlyhotels)

    -Posted to my Twitter feed (4,922 followers; @petfriendlyrevw)

    -Posted to my FB personal brand page (1,408 followers; /bradandotis)

    -Posted to my LinkedIn network (593 influencers, mostly MBAs, 6 million+ extended network there)

    So I told 14,131 people about your new book, and for the sake of the world, I hope they buy all buy it. Regardless of whether I win a Kindle, thanks for doing what you do.

  28. I can’t pre-order the kindle version.

    When I go to “”

    It say “Not currently available” and “Pricing information not available.”

  29. Tim, will this be available in Canada via I just noticed nothing is listed on their website. Very excited to read this book, in the great, frozen, white north. Will share with friends. They want me to shut up about the 4 hour anything already.

  30. Ahh! i think i posted too fast. Could you make sure my previous comment does not get posted. Because i feel like i still have a chance here. i assume its because i posted a link so here :

    If i did all of the stuff in my previous comment would i still be able to be considered for the kindel fire?

    Thanks Tim

  31. How to put together simple and easy meals for my family of four. I am a SAHM and am not computer savvy but tried my best. I personally sent an email to all my email contacts, set up a facebook event to all my friends, and made a post on my facebook page. Total people of 449. The personal message was how your books have changed my life forever and to please pre order your book now with a link. I have read both of your books and every day I am inspired. I know I have a better life because of you. I am a sexy wife and an awesome mother. The information you share in your books have helped me become that way and I thank you. 2012 is going to be our best year yet.

  32. Hey Tim,

    Wow – just got your email after another 16 hour day – bring on the 4 hour week. I am however currently serving in AFGHANISTAN.

    So – no brainers. Linked on FB, sent to all addresses in email accounts.

    The real brainers – they leverage points

    1. Passed to my Australians, Americans, British and other coalition partners – go international word of mouth marketing = 100,000+ potential purchers

    2. Stressed the 4 hour work week has changed my life and this new instalment will be an absolute gem

    3. With the boys over here played the ‘anything that can blow the fairer sexes minds’ with ease and grace is well worth a copy

    4. Commented to the fairer sex that anything that can minimise time spent in the engine room whist their other half things they are slaving away to crack out masterpieces is all a bonus.

    5. Plugged the Kindle e-book because there is just a few of them floating around over her – they are like I-phones back in Australia or candy with kids

    6. Go the new book and I can’t wait to read it after a hard days work with a new Kindle Fire

  33. Hey Tim – Just “liked” the book on Facebook, and sent out a Share notice on the book. I ordered the print version of the book, but I’m also looking forward to seeing what you’ve done to maximize the Kindle Fire user experience.

    What I’d like most to learn from the book is how to maximize my learning potential in the shortest amount of time possible. I work full time right now, but would like to get to the point where it’s a choice, instead of a need. I enjoy my work right now, but there are so many things to learn as a marketer today (social media, SEO, SEM, engagement, etc.) that learning is becoming a full time job in and of itself.

    Looking forward to the book and good luck with the launch!

  34. Was going to dress up like an elf with a “Pre-Order 4 Hour Chef” sign and dance on the Busiest intersection in Boise (of course I would Oink it, and check in on 4Square) but – nah. Sent link and reco via all aforementioned Social. Also In-Mailed to my Linked-In personally with link to my blog post. Your mug and a post about you and the Book on my Site!

  35. I’d like to find out more about food options available & combinations…instead of eating the same thing for weeks on end. Creative ideas are something I look for.

    o I’m spreading the love I have for you,Tim Ferris

    o Facebook – LIKE!

    o Facebook – Shared on my friend’s walls as well as my own wall

    o Re-tweeted & Twittered re:the release of 4-Hour Chef

    o I’m an elite athlete ex-rower turned bike racer. I race amongst the best female pro cyclists in the country —> I’m passing along your findings from your 4-HR BODY on rides, amongst friends & competitors alike. Your research is invaluable.

  36. I’m most interested in learning how to quickly pick up new physical skills, specifically martial arts. Very much looking forward to this book!!

    So far the link has been Tweeted, Facebooked, and because I owe so much to Tim’s advice on both business and health, will soon be a featured article on my new website. Since the site isn’t up yet, the blog post won’t happen before tomorrow morning, but I’m going to get the word out as soon as I can just because if this book is even half as good as the previous 2, it’ll still be a definite must-read. 🙂

  37. Hi Tim.

    My friends and I would like to see this book explain the meta-data learning techniques, specifically, how you synthesize large amounts of new data (like taking in a new language) and how to recall the data so that you can apply it when needed. When you use these techniques, do the things you learn stay with you or is there an information dump and then a recall?

    You have only mentioned those topics before, and the specifics would be great. When you land in Japan, how do you recall Japanese and then do it again with Spanish the following year in Argentina?

    Cooking is awesome and fun. I’d like to see the book have some recipes in it that I can execute for a dinner party where my foodie friends are like “Holy sh*t, how’d you make that?!”

    Of course they’ll figure it out because they’ll all have copies of your book.

    I brought this up with a large group of people over drinks last night. Everyone is intrigued.

    I will mention it on Twitter and Facebook too. But most of the people I know have ADD and Sept. 2012 is really far away.

    Looking forward to seeing the stuff you come up with this time around. Get to work! 🙂

  38. Wow the cookbook we have been waiting for!!

    But wait….only on KindlenFire?

    I bought the 4HB on kindle last December because it wasn’t available on iBooks. Since then I’ve bought 2 physical copies as gifts.

    I’ve also bought copies of 4HWW to inspire friends and family.

    But I’m waiting for the iBook version this time.

    I’ve got way too many physical books, not going to buy anymore.

    I’ve been doing the SCD since last new years stuck at 40lbs lost for months.

  39. – I’m most intrigued to hear your tips for learning. The food stuff will be great I’m sure, but the thing you’ve really helped me with in the past is how to approach normal things in a new way. Can’t wait for more.

    – I tweeted about it and posted it on Facebook.

  40. Tim, help a guy who has challenges with seasoning food. LOL! I FB Liked, Retweeted, and scheduled 6 post to all SM profiles via HootSuite.

  41. I’d like to learn how to make chicken that doesn’t have the consistency of rubber. I seem to screw it up too often.

    I tweeted your Amazon link for your book to my 393 followers!

  42. Hi Tim!

    1. Posted it on my FB w/ access to 826 friends

    2. Posted it on our Cal Poly Entrepreneurs Club wall to discuss the marketing strategies w/ access to 188 members

    3. RT on twitter @McGunagle45 w/ 70 followers

    4. Discussed it to my Cal Poly Entrepreneurs club meeting which I help run to the 30+ people who showed up (little lower than normal bc its right before finals.).


  43. Hey

    I posted on FB Twitter and sent emails to my mailing list.

    I was promoting your 4H Body (sold like 50 copies I think) so can’t wait to see this one.

    P.S.The most important I would like to see –

    what do you do if you vegetarian or kosher( I ve been ask that a lot)?

    How you keep low card diet?


    How you cook FAST and HEATHY?

  44. Tim,

    You new book sounds like a great resource as all of your books are. I used to distribute the link and have nearly 100 targeted clicks in less than 2 hours. I am using a tag line that anyone would want to click on, “Look good naked and do just about anything else.”

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. I’m highly interested in The Four Hour Chef to learn the methods behind learning new things (because I’ve struggled mightily with this in a number of areas). Russian and organization are my top two.

    I’m all about spreading the word – I did a personal blog post, put it on Facebook and tweeted it. I pre-ordered the hardcover and the Kindle book – and if it’s remotely like your first two books those will both become plural.

    Thanks for not resting on your (awesome) laurels and continuing to move the bar higher!

  46. Tim, bookman extraordinaire,

    I can cook, but I really want to sizzle! Can’t wait for the 4-Hour Chef, which I’ve pre-ordered. It will help me look good, taste good, feel good! And my food might improve too.

    So far, I’ve

    Posted on Facebook / Twitter / Stumble

    Following you on Twitter

    Added you to my blogroll (in perpetuity!)

    Pre-ordered print copy

    Emailed my 1,556 closest friends (note friends’ demographic: female, creative, moms, homeowners, entertainers, have kitchens, cook daily!)

    Throwing my hat (apron) in the ring! Send me that Fire – please!

    Judith Dupré

  47. I’d like to learn how to better write learning courses on the skills I’m currently teaching others.

    I posted having pre-ordered my hardback copy on my Facebook, and twitter, with the suggestion “You’ll want this book, if you pre-order you’ll save a lot”.

    I also posted a short blog post on my company website (my partner and I have a business development service) that should cascade to the company’s social networks, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

    Read it here;

  48. Linked it in, tweeted it, e-mailed it to almost everyone on my list. Never done that but people keep asking me, “Todd, how are you so awesome?” Now they’ll know. Good luck Tim. Can’t wait to apply the book so some learning I’ve been learning. 🙂

  49. Since I can already cook my ass off, I want to learn how to learn more efficiently; to study what I love most, but in a way that might help me reach my goals (black belt for one) faster. I posted on:

    * Posterous

    * WordPress

    * Tumblr

    * Blogger

    * Facebook

    * Squidoo

    * Heading over to Wikinut

    Can’t quantify, as they just went up!

  50. SUPER-stoked to be checking your new book, Mr Ferriss. Your first two were nothing short of revelations and I’ve applied many principles from both to my life and I’m twice the man for it. Currently publishing my muse, an eBook on how to start an acting career in Hollywood, written from an actor who’s done it, that I’m sure is going to take off while following your guidelines.

    That being said, I’ve not only FB blasted the link to your new book, but retweeted it, and I’m going to buy hardcopies as Xmas gifts for quite a few fam and friends, which I’ve done in the past to glowing feedback!

    As mentioned, I’m a TV/Film actor, and I’m curious to get your book mostly in hopes of increasing my memory retention by insane amounts. Acting is a blast…but memorizing lines is not. I dug your stuff on speed-reading – invaluable when turning around a 100-page script for an aud the next day – and hope to find a great hack for increasing memorization capacity. Outside of that, I’m also learning Spanish through, but am open to improvements there. And I’m sure once I open the book, a few more genius methods will speak to me.

    And boy, it sure would be nice to read all about them on a new Amazone Kindle Fire ;p

    Thanks, and great job as usual – loving the blog posts as well.

    Chad Collins

  51. Though I’m sure there are already over 300 submissions, I’d like to leave a comment anyway hoping the judges will consider this.

    -As a cook in a busy SF restaurant and a full-time student at San Francisco State University, I try to balance my time well. I did the slow carb diet which kicked ass, but my biggest difficulty was eating right and on time at work during an 8 hour shift in the kitchen. Though I don’t plan on our food menu changing to fit my needs, I do hope to create healthier staff meals for all employees including myself without compromising taste.

    -Occasionally I’ll go on Facebook but rarely do I post unless I’m trying to win something *ahem tickets to Vegas… But I’ve shared the link with over 778+ friends (779 real friends and not the person you just met who adds you after a 5 minute encounter) whom I’m sure will see what it is that I’m posting. Not only that, but I just received a Like as I conclude this entry. Cheers!

  52. * Facebook liked.

    * Posted to Facebook “Definitely recommended – knowing Tim you’ll not only learn to cook but speak other languages and build mad skills in a ridiculously short time.”

    * Sent email to 6 friends. 3 of who I -know- will want to buy it for sure, 3 maybes. One of them bought 5 copies of the Four Hour Body on my say-so. Well, I’m saying so!

    * Pre-ordered a copy for my 11 year old. He won’t care about cooking, but the kid teaches himself all kinds of skills off youtube and out of books. Including a paper balisong knife he took to school (big trouble), and solving the rubik’s cube. Even the slight chance that this book will help him be even more of an autodiadict is SO worth it.

  53. Awesome can’t wait. I lost 25lbs on 4hb and I already ordered this book! I will make sure to tell all my friends, and I liked it on facebook.

    I’ll keep it simple. I hope your new book helps me learn how to learn.

  54. Hi Tim,

    I tweeted a link to my subscriber, about 100 or so. And sent it to my two facebook accounts, my personal one has about 300 persons, and my alternate one latinationnyc has about 2300 persons. regardless whether I get the Kindle or not love the books, and can’t wait for this one.

  55. I’ve tweeted, emailed, and added to my Amazon wish list for now. Additionally, I tend to be a very vocal proponent with my friends and coworkers (several have read The Paleo Solution after I read it per your recommendation).

    I’ve been eating largely gluten free for many months and I’d love to get new ideas and recipes. Additionally, we spend a lot of our budget on local and organic foods for our daughter. With another baby on the way, it’d be very helpful to have new ideas for foods as well as extra knowledge about what is actually healthy and how we can incorporate that into family meals, as opposed to “adult” meals and “infant” meals as this takes a lot of time.

    Tim, since reading the 4 Hour Work Week, you’ve never let me down. Your innovative thinking is inspirational and I’m sure this book will inspire and motivate me to be better in ways I’ve never considered or have struggled with in the past. I know you said the first 300, but hope you can make exceptions! Regardless of the winners, thanks for writing this book!

  56. I am most interested in recipes that are easy to adhere to, for my diet. I am also interested in Meta-Learning skills and strategies. Thats the short and sweet of it!


    1) Shared on my FB account, plus shared on two FMA groups I belong to.

    2) Sharing on other Martial Art FB groups in the next couple of days so as not to spam my friends too much

    3) Posting on my blog about all of your books

    4) Liked on Amazon

    5) Tweeted

    6) Sending out on my Martial Art Newsletter (170 subscribers)

    7) Posting comment on G+

    A handful of my students already own your 4hourbody at my recommend, more should by this! G’Luck on the release


  57. First promotion campaign–Last night, 1130pm cst appox

    (after successfully pulling off the 15 minute female orgasm [first attempt] with a new girl I have been seeing)

    Girl- “wow, that was amazing…”

    Me- “All Thanks to Mr. Tim Ferriss. He’s going to teach me how to cook next”

    Girl- “You’re going to be able to cook? and be able to do that? Am I dreaming right now?”

    Me- “well not at the same time but yes…”

    Girl- “If I could do anything half that good….”

    Me- “His (Ferriss’) new book will actually teach you to master any skill…cooking is simply the beginning…”

    Girl- Gets her computer out and pre-orders on the spot ,”you can be better at sex than me but you’re not going to be better at cooking than me…”

    Greatest compliment of my life. Much appreciated good Sir.

    …turns out, she told her friends around of my newly acquired “skill”. I have already received several texts regarding my “secret”….I simply reply with, “If you want to impress her, buy this book (4 hour chef)”

    I am now an overnight legend, you have at least 3 more pre-orders (100% confirmed) and I’m sure many more will come for all your books as the word spreads

    Which brings up my question….How can I prepare a 15 minute meal and complete “the 15 min O” at the same time?

    Also – baking your own Protein/Health Bars? This would be awesome…

    Othwise, I have posted the pre order link to my social media pages and have almost literally been telling everyone I come into contact with.

    I am working on an email now to send out to my colleagues, classmates, and university faculty to share lifestyle design and how to learn “anything” with your new book.

    From my experience, word of mouth has a much better purchase rate than social media ads, so hopefully, your pre orders will swell in the midwest these coming weeks from my “campaign”

    Can’t wait for the read!



  58. Learned about you on Nerdist podcast have been following your work since. Shared link about this book and your site on my twitter acount and @ you in it.

  59. Hi Tim, I tweeted the Amazon link and liked this post on FB. I’m also attaching it to my site’s fan page. Goal: Introduce friends and family to a new, healthier lifestyle without sacrificing quality of taste. Thanks, KV

  60. Tim,

    I am so excited for your new book. I share your concepts and facts whenever given the chance, and your 4-Hour series has by far had the largest impact of any publications I have ever had the chance to read.

    I liked and shared your 4-Hour Chef Facebook post, along with the video you posted separately, to my 667 friends. I also retweeted you to my 126 followers on Twitter.

    I’m sure I’m too late to be included in the Kindle Fire drawing, but I still wanted to spread the word since I am in full support of your literary works. Thank you so much!


  61. Hi Tim,

    1. Would most like to learn Paleo Cooking + some “showy” meals that win style points with your guests. Also more on languages and maybe some hard sciences? Even though I’m 32 I have the math skills of 14 year old.

    2. I just built a site/landing page ( that links to your Amazon sales page. There are NO affiliate links there and I say as much on the page.

    I also made a quick adwords campaign (contextual network, not search) with over 1,200 keywords (all derived from the phrases Tim Ferriss, Learn to cook, & How to learn). These are global ads aimed at English speakers.

    I can get $0.01 clicks and I have a adwords coupon that I wasn’t using – so in essence I am not spending any money for this.

    I can show you my adwords clicks, my site pageviews, and an analytic tracking on the link to Amazon to quantify.

    Since I just made all this a few hours ago there will be a days delay on these analytics but I can take screenshots at 11:00am pst tomorrow.

    Can’t wait for the book

  62. Hi Tim. As with your other publications, I seek one thing – quality time. Whipping up good meals quickly, so that my time is spent catching up with my wife, and listening to my kids’ fun stories, rather than slaving over a hot stove. If this book is like your others, I am very optimistic.

  63. Tim I can’t wait for the new book. I loved 4HWW and 4 hour body but like most I’ve been waiting for this from you. I’ve already preordered a copy for both kindle and a hardcopy.

    I’ve posted this on my personal and business of my facebook pages as well as my girlfriends which is about 2000 people. I’ve tweeted it on two twitter accounts which is about 500 more.

    What I’m most excited about though is my gf is a high school english teacher in the Bronx who loves teaching that the most obvious way of doing and looking at things is rarely the best. I bought two copies of 4 hour body to put in her class. Several students read it and it really opened their eyes to a lot. I’m working with her now to get several copies of this new book into her classroom now. If I have to, I’ll just buy them and donate them myself.

    Schools only teach test taking now so a book on how to learn skills is invaluable to them. I know it won’t help you sell a bunch of copies but I think its important.

    I just wish it was coming out sooner.

  64. Tim, what I would really like to know is how to prepare quick heathful meals for the whole family and how to be able to look in the refrigerator and in an instant be able to recognize what I should be able to prepare that evening. My wife can do both in miliseconds it seems, while it takes me 1 hour to boil water.

    My wife is going to night classes so I am now in a position where I can really help her with the cooking duties, but am averse to poisoning the kids and taking 3 hours to do so.

    Your 4 Hour Body book allowed me to simplify my diet and take off a few unneeded pounds. I felt great about it, too. I am ready and eager to see you take your analysis and testing skills and apply them to the art of cooking.

    I have shared the link on my Facebook and Google+ pages and tweeted the same. I don’t have a mountain of followers (200+ in each), but I have sold many on the 4 Hour Body book and I am convinced I can do the same for the skill of cooking.

    Whether I win an Amazon Fire is a nice to have, but really the most important part is sharing your amazing books and knowledge with my friends and family. I think the Body book made a huge difference in some of their lives and I am hoping that your Cooking book overcomes some similar fears, yet brings people together in a weird way that only food seems to be able to.



  65. I would like to learn how to condense learning time frames as well as imrpove memorization specifically with things like:




    I am also interested in learning a new skill, and be able to cook better, it’s something I’ve been interested in for a while now.

    On facebook I sent everyone online a link and told them to check it out, so much that they banned me momentarily for looking like spam. I also emailed everyone in my contacts list, and texted others I know will be interested.

  66. – What I’d most like to learn in The 4-Hour Chef … how to overcome procrastination.

    – In terms of spreading the word … After I purchased two copies of the book on Amazon (so I got the free shipping), I went ahead and posted a link on my facebook page where I have 214 loyal and dedicated friends who will tell two of their friends who will tell two of their friends who will tell two of their friends … until everyone in the world has heard about The 4 Hour Chef !

    Dave Wheeler

  67. I posted a link to the blog post on my Facebook.

    I also have been asking my available chat friends on Facebook to like my link. If they respond I then I thank them and ask them to pass it on to their friends.

    Instead of only presenting the think to those that are interested, I have been asking people to help me win the contest. This way they have a reason to like the post even if the book does not interest them.

  68. What I’d most like to learn in The 4-Hour Chef is how to easily prepare low- calorie, filling foods that I can take on an airplane with me as a frequent flier who eats too much fast food when he travels.

    Recalling the lesson from the 4-Hour Workweek of the students who figured their chances of winning the plane ticket were so slim they simply didn’t try, I decided to enter this contest with only an email to all my friends titled, “I’ve agreed to be Tim Ferriss’s bitch for a free Kindle Fire.” It contained a link to the Amazon special offer and a brief summary of how your books, blogs and Random Show have caused me to radically re-design my life.

    I realize such a meager effort isn’t in the high-powered tweet class, and miming in Michigan right now is out of the question because it’s cold outside, but my friends liked it. Too soon to tell whether I sold any copies for you but I’ve pre-ordered mine.

    You’re the best Tim! Thanks for helping me see how to live a better life at 52.

  69. Tim,

    Loved the 4HWW and 4HB (Lost about 25 lbs becuase of it 🙂

    -I’d like to learn more creative receipes that involve legumes and othr 4HB foods

    -I work at a restaurant part time and the boss emails the schedule each week with all the employees email address’s as CC so I just sent all 25 employees the link to the 4 hour chef page and told them all a little about you.

    -I posted this link on my facebook with my 300 friends

    -I also emailed all of my relatives about your new book since they always asked me about how I lost so much weight so this will help sell the book

    Hope I win,


  70. Hey Tim Posted to:

    What I would like to see:

    3 day meal plan and 5 day meal plan, complete with shopping lists, also make it an android app. 3 day could be for weekends and 5 for weekdays.

    Good Lentil recipes to cook for children and friends, when trying to help them change their diet.

    Keep up the good work!


  71. Love it – I’ve been looking forward to this since I first read the 4 Hr Work Week. I posted the new book on my Facebook to spread the word!

  72. I have pre-ordered the print and kindle versions of the book. I read the 4-Hour Body cover-to-cover practically without putting it down to rest and I cannot wait to read your new creation. I have liked you on Facebook, posted the link for this blog post with all the reasons why everyone should rush to pre-order on my FB Wall and I posted the link for your free sample of the 4-Hour Body to my wall with encouragement for all to see just how well you write so they would realize just what a steal the pre-order prices really are! I have spread the word about the 4-Hour Body to all the Navy Sailors I worked with when I first read it (I am a nurse for the military), and will be spreading the word to my co-workers about this new book now that I have move to a major military medical center. You put an extraordinary about of care and information into all of your books and they deserve to have the widest audience possible. It is time for people to learn how much better their life can be when they feed their body real food. Thank you for all of your contributions to living a better life!

  73. Tim:

    I shared with FB “Likes” & Twitter…hope it helps. I just got your 4HWW on disk about a month ago and have since listened to it 3 times. I’m still trying to figure out how to implement the concepts contained therein into my law enforcement career. I keep kicking myself for not reading it earlier and trying to become a case study under your direct coaching; as I am an avid student of personal development, and your teachings are the culmination of everything I’m looking for. You know the saying” When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”? Hello…nice to meet you Tim! I like cooking…that’s fine! As with the 4HWW and (recently ordered 4 Hour Body…haven’t received the shipment yet), I hope to study the “how to’s” of the teacher. One element extracted from any training which will ultimately shape the New Me….is all I’m looking for. Thank You Tim….email me….Kindle Fire or not. Dave L.

  74. First, I want to use learning-techniques from The 4-Hour Chef to teach myself how to inspire and motivate others.



    That was my technique in promoting The 4-Hour Chef. WTF?!

    0)*** CREATED MOVIE TRAILER for The 4-Hour Chef

    1)*** Posted Movie Trailer on Facebook and Twitter

    2)*** Linked Tim’s blog and Amazon page to Movie Trailer

    Tim, I know I would be violating copyright laws if I was promoting my own book with this video. But I am promoting your book using your pictures. So if you don’t like this you can either —1) Politely ask me to remove this video and I will or —2) Shoot me an email with better photos, videos, and content and I’ll make you something even better!

    Public Movie Trailer Video Link:

    Can’t Wait For The 4-Hour Chef!

  75. An idea for this book or the next one.Is there any way to expand this experiences (meta-.learning,body recomposition or the 4-hww lessons) from a personal level to an enterprise, team or classroom level. I would really like to hear some acounts of that.

    does anyone here have some examples to share? I am working on some experiments but still waiting for results.

    btw this post just made my day

    1. andres- If you search through old blog posts and watch trial by fire, you can make some good predictions on what his super learning chapters should include. Tim tests his books(the slow carb recipe book donation drive was the market test) and sells the book to publishers before he writes them. Here’s some [learning] stuff I’d gamble on based on his TED talks, TBF, and blog posts:

      >Training while lucid dreaming

      >Speed reading, of course.

      > Language learning(word leverage through frequency lists, materials over methods, etc.)

      >Deconstructing and streamlining

      >Practicing a physical skill by going through the motions right before bed, and 4.5 hours later between REM cycles.

      >memorizing pi to 1000 digits through mnemonic style techniques.

      >memorizing lists of words through mnemonic systems.

      >The roman room method or method of locii for remembering speeches

      I’ve done the above, and it takes 20 minutes to learn at (not my site)

      Geek’s Advantage would be stuff like how acetylcholine or other memory components work.

      Call me a Tim nerd, but as part of my low info diet I only read actionable material now, and a lot of it is his, Ellsberg, and Ramit Sethi, and of course Seneca advises Lucilius to act like his heroes and ask “How would Ferriss do this?”

  76. Posted to Twitter/Facebook/Google+.

    I’m interested in seeing how we can food hack. I want to see more ways to produce good quality food using simple methods similar to your how to boil an egg tutorial. Time is limited in our lives so I can imagine your recipes will be geared on making our lives easier. Not to mention I’m curious to how you’re helping us learn new things faster. I also want to see how your four hour body and four hour chef go together well.

    You need a chapter on the Zombie Apocalypse on how to cook from non-perishable foods that taste well, while not causing the smell to attract the hoards.

    I love cooking and I love learning so I look forward to this journey. Book is pre-ordered on hard cover.

  77. I want know how to make great tasting, easy to make, low carb treats for a large group of people.

    – I shared on my personal Facebook. 300+ friends.

    – I posted on my Sorry But (Royal Wedding mug you commented on before) fan page. 800+ followers.

    – I sent an email to my database of 500 customers, who have all bought products from me in the past.

    – I tweeted to my followers on Twitter. 500+

  78. No había estado tan excitado por un libro desde las Navidades del 85…. ya he hecho el “pre order” para dos ejemplares. Gracias por todo Tim , tu grupo de fans en España está creciendo mucho 😉

    Un fuerte abrazo

  79. I posted your site info on my Facebook page and invited my friend to “Learn”. I turned 55 (how THAT happened I don’t know) and realized how much I still want to learn, live and experience. My early new years resolution is to focus on personal achievement- refinish furniture, upholster chairs, make jewelry, cook healthy, travel, write………………. Make Every Day count!!

  80. From the new book, I’d most like to learn to speak more of the Spanish language, and learn to play piano.

    -Liked this post on fb.

    -Retweeted (Timmyj01), 907 followers

    -Retweeted (LavonneJ), 332 followers

    -Shared on Facebook (424 friends):

    -Shared on Facebook (296 friends)

    I really hope I make it into the first 300 eligible submissions. I would love to win! I loved your first two 4-Hour books, and I can’t wait for the new book! I’ve already reserved a hard copy and the Kindle edition! Good luck, Tim!

  81. -I want to learn about more options for non-cheat days and cheat days! More of the good and not-so-good foods to try!

    -I posted your amazon book link to my facebook account. After my personal success with your 2nd book, wanted to share your next one with my friends.

  82. I want to learn:

    -how to retain information after I’ve learned a new skill. I’m constantly learning, but also constantly forgetting.

    -more tips on how to eat slow carb when traveling or not in complete control of getting food (especially breakfast & cooked veggies in every meal).

    -how to help my clients make long term lifestyle changes.

    -cook dinner party worthy slow carb meals

    -how to develop a fancy schmancy palate for fine wines

    I spread the word by:

    -sending a newsletter (309 recipients)

    -posted on my personal fb wall (890 friends)

    -posted on Sparkes Wellness fb wall (103 followers)

    I would love a Kindle Fire because I’m taking my first mini-retirement to Thailand in Jan-Feb 2012 to continue my studies in Thai yoga massage. This would help me with my travels!

    Thanks Tim!

  83. I would like 4-hour chef to teach me ways to cook that go along with my current lifestyle. My lifestyle commands me to maximize effort into any given situation. Time is my biggest constraint; therefore, I need a system to cook that allows me to incorporate four major attributes:

    • Flexibility

    • Adaptability

    • Synergy

    • Time Saving

    If this book is like your prior books in the 4-hour series, this is what I will get.

  84. -I am in law school and I want to learn how to follow a diet that is easy to do and conducive to my success in school- KINDLE FIRE CONTEST-

    Law school is HELL and makes it almost impossible to eat healthy. While The 4 Hour Body has given me many tips, I still find it hard to follow the diet due to the lack of time I have. This book is exactly what I had been waiting for and here is what I did to promote it:

    -I wrote an email to my school’s listserv(roughly 400 people) telling them how this book will teach them how to maintain a healthy diet while at the same time help them beat law school. I sent them the link this post and to your two previous books.

    -I also sent an email to my college fraternity’s listserve(634 people)

    Please give me a Kindle Fire, it would make school much easier for me. I could put all my law school book on it and avoid having to carry 50 pounds on my back. I would buy one but simply cannot afford it due to all my loans.

  85. Hey Tim

    – What I’d like to learn in the 4-Hour Chef:

    1.Cooking in Bulk, preservation and keeping it delicious throughout the week.

    2.Methods of boosting focus and concentration despite mental/physical Fatigue

    I’ve Posted your links on

    (Links Trackable via

    -Facebook page (can be found via

    (My Personal page and 4Hour body Facebook communities extremely relevant to 4HB Groups)

    -Twitter acct @Nexcks

    (Posted, Retweeted your posts and other posts promoting your book with the highest followers)

    -Reddit (Nexcks)

    (Posted using Subreddit Technology, Cooking)


    (Comment area)

    – Stumble upon

    (Stumbled your blog, amazon page and all other posts made using social media listed)



    (Commented with Link on the Youtube video’s of HARDCORE 4HB fans that vlog their progress)

    -Uploaded via Facebook a bitly generated BARCODE image that leads to your blog

    -Included your Links in my Email Signature as you suggested and sent out a mass email to friends that are fans of your work and asked to pass along the news

    OH by the way Friday Dec 2nd is my Birthday and it’d be awesome to win a Kindle Fire

  86. Can’t wait for the new book! I pre-ordered the Kindle edition, but will watch for your promotion for the hard copy since reading what you said about NYT list. Would love to win a Fire…I posted a link on Pinterest and on Twitter. Will likely be doing the street mime thing tomorrow.

  87. I tweeted to my almost 2000 followers:!/wonderwall7/status/142104311202193408

    I would like to learn how to be a better chef, as I am not a very good cook and I don’t particularly enjoy cooking. However, your books have inspired me in the past (I’m doing the slow carb now for my honeymoon in January!) and I know that this new book will be just as amazing and will make me want to cook. I already pre-ordered the Kindle edition for my Fire that is coming in the mail that I won from this post. Thanks Tim, for the Kindle Fire and mostly, for being such an inspiration. 😉

  88. YES! I have been waiting for a book to help me get a bit more creative with the slow carb diet in 4HB, I went from 20.5% bf to 12%, and would like to mix up the menu a bit. I am excited for that, and I am preordering the hard cover now…. also shot out a text & emailed to a bunch of my crossfit/4HB friends.

  89. Hi Tim! I’d like to help you explore the relationship that people have with food. How it can connect or disconnect them. Eating and cooking is cool, understanding our emotional connection is a step toward greatness! Would love to share my best practices with you. I just ordered the Kindle book! Btw, I know I’m not in the top 300, I’m not so much interested in the Kindle Fire, but in helping you with this book. Let’s connect.

  90. Anyone else having problems pre-ordering the kindle book?

    I’ve never had any problem ordering kindle books despite living in Australia,