Books I’ve Loved — Whitney Cummings (#454)

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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life.

Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She has appeared in multiple television shows and films, and has performed in stand-up specials for both HBO and Comedy Central, one of which was nominated for an American Comedy Award. You can subscribe to her podcast, Good For Youon Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Whitney is also the author of I’m Fine…And Other Liesand her most recent comedy special, Can I Touch It?, is now available for streaming on Netflix. For more Whitney, check out our conversation from 2015

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#454: Books I've Loved — Whitney Cummings

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Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD

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6 Replies to “Books I’ve Loved — Whitney Cummings (#454)”

  1. Thank you to both Whitney and Tim! Honestly, I’ve never heard of Whitney until listening to Tim’s podcast while reading The 4 Hour Body. Thank God I clicked on the links Tim provides in the book. I can’t wait to five into these books too Whitney. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing your book recommendation. I love finding new good books to read and Witney Cummings sounds very relatable.

  3. Good Morning from New Zealand Tim, my name is Eugene and looking into the best ways to contact you, this would be it – so I’m trying my luck! I am currently on a search for a mentor to kickstart my business and challenge my way of thinking. Do you have a preferred platform that links business mentors with mentees? Alternatively, would you mentor me? – Eugene. Kia Kaha. Thank you, Tim.

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